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From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, extern with a professional audio engineer in the studio, learn in the trenches and on-the-job. Take your dreams to the professional level in our Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program.Audio Engineering Details
Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.Advanced Audio Details
Take your beat making and hip hop knowledge to the professional level by learning from a major Hip Hop Producer in his or her studio in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.Hip Hop / Beat Making Details
Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by externing under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.Live Sound Details
Learn Logic Pro as you extern under a professional electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio in our Recording Connection for Logic Pro Electronic Music Production program. Gain insider access to the electronic music scene. You tell us your favorite genres of electronic music, and we will help you produce that type of music.Electronic Music Production Details
Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. In the Recording Connection for Ableton Electronic Music Production program, learn how to elevate your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.Ableton Electronic Music Details
Looking to build a career as a music producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups that can help you get started at producing today’s music. In our Recording Connection for Music Production program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.Music Producing Details
Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business program. Are you the next music mogul?Music Business Details
The Recording Connection Live DJ program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.Live DJ Details
Learn Post Audio while externing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, the Recording Connection for Post Production for Film and TV workshop is for you.Post Production for Film and TV Details
Collaborate with music producers and learn from some of the most qualified professionals in the industry like those who’ve crafted records for U2, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Hole, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more. The Recording Connection Learn from Legends workshop is for graduates of the Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program and is currently an invite-only workshop.Learn from Legends Details
Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified in Recording Connection’s Audio Certification workshop, you are showing over 5,000 producers and engineers worldwide that you have what it takes to work for them as both and an assistant engineer and an engineer/producer.Audio Certification Details
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From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of ordinary audio schools and programs. Work directly with an accomplished industry professional at a fully-equipped recording studio.
Recording Connection’s unique mentor-style education is far more cost-effective than trade schools or traditional colleges and on average, requires less financing (based on national averages). Compare the true costs of education.
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Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:
With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.
Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and Ableton Live.
Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.
Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.
We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college requiring coursework not associated with your area of interest. We are a post-secondary institution or trade school that's different in its approach. Here's how you can get more info:
Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?
Taking the Stage
Bad Girls Club
Make a Wish Foundation
Bob Sinclair,Marshmello,Steve Aoki,Robin Schulz,Borgeous,Nicku Romero,DJ Chuckie,WandW
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
Mary J Blige
Mary J Blige
Natural Born Audio Teacher: Recording Connection mentor David Mikeal
David Mikeal: The Best Way to Predict Your Future is to Create It
Recording Connection graduate Dan Walsh talks Experience
Mentor and Recording Connection grad co-produce New Single!
When Sebastian Lefeld first started his Recording Connection apprenticeship in Orlando, little did he know that within 6 months of graduation he would be in the "big leagues," working with artists like Carolos Santana and Shawn Mendes at one of the busiest recording studios in Miami!
After researching a number of schools in the Orlando area (including Full Sail, where several of his friends attended), Sebastian decided on the Recording Connection because of its hands-on approach. He was placed as an apprentice with producer/engineer Dave Mikeal, of StudioLive USA in the busy Orlando music scene.
"I really liked the fact that they put you to work while you're learning," he says. "My mentor, Dave Mikeal, he helped me out not just with like the audio parts, but also with how to run a studio: what it would take to pay the studio rent, how much energy a studio uses… It's good to know everything, in case you want to build your own studio someday."
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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.
Some certificate programs may not be available in AZ and TN. Please consult our school catalogs for more information.
Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.
Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones
Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5
Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.
Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.
Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection
An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students
Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor
Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.
Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-extern learning approach.
Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.
John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection
Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher
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Hours: M-F 11:00AM - 9:00PM
Have you always wanted to become an audio engineer or record producer? Do you have trouble knowing where to start? Well, don’t worry about that anymore. The Recording Connection can train you near where you live, because we have locations all over the world—including in Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Melbourne.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. To survive they need to have the latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means youâ€™ll have plenty of hands-on access to the latest and best equipment available.
Most school's gear is second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’ll be learning everything you need to know about the music industry during our program. You’ll be inside a studio, learning what it takes to work in the industry. You can't learn this stuff in a classroom, which is why we basically train you on-the-job.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
As far as honing your craft goes, you’ll be learning everything you need to know from your mentor. He or she will give you weekly tutorials about the ins and outs of your genre’s musical requirements and the best ways to fulfill them..
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our mentors rock. They’re the best and brightest that the industry has to offer. They've worked with the biggest names in music, and many of them have Gold and Platinum Records (and a few Grammys, as well). You’re going to be learning from people who’ve literally shaped the face of music.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our audio engineering school offers a completely free job placement program to students who are not immediately hired out of school. We'll help you find work for up to a year after you graduate.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our audio mixing academy is the absolute best bet for anyone looking to get his/her foot in the door of the music industry. Pros world wide all agree. The Recording Connection is amazing.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’ll be learning the ropes of the music business from the inside. You’ll be learning how to navigate both social and business situations. You’ll be on the inside track from day one.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We also have a private tutoring service, in case you need it.
Unlimited private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections will enable you to move up the ladder, make money, and create awesome work. Without connections, your career will not advance in this industry. By placing you in the real world, we enable you to make connections with real professionals you'd never meet in a classroom.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.