The Recording Connection
Externship Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne

Not like any other school:
We. Hit. Different.
Amplify your life by breaking into your dream career in audio or music with our unique 1-on-1 mentorship programs. Available in-person or online.

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Why learn audio or music production from an instructor on a campus when you can learn from a pro in his or her Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne studio?


Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We hit different and here is why:

We’re all familiar with the “traditional” school setting. Making sure you have all of the prerequisites before taking the classes you really want to take. Limited schedules for those classes you want. Trying to get attention from your teacher, but getting lost in the sea of other students.

And nothing says tradition like going into six-figures of debt to attend a four-year university. And, maybe for some professions, the same old same old is a necessity. But the business of making music is not like those traditional professions. So Recording Connection decided to change things up.

The Recording Connection AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL IN Orlando places you in a real-world recording studio and gives you one-on-one time with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER. You’ll get to set your schedule, you’ll get to set your syllabus, and you’ll get hands-on experience with the latest gear in the industry.

That four-year commitment and up to $150,000 of debt? A thing of the past. You won’t need to carry around eight books or worry about early morning math classes. Yes, there’s required reading, tests, and exams you’ll be required to take, and you can’t fudge your way through what you’re learning. But our exams are based on real world practices and knowhow. Our lessons help you build a brand. Our Career Services Department will help you craft your professional portfolio, and through study of our programs you get a taste of the real world and the real craft of working in music for a living.

That’s why we feel working in an actual ORLANDO RECORDING STUDIO now can be worth so much more than sitting in a four-year university classroom. In the music industry, who you know is just as important as what you know. Let us make that first connection with an ORLANDO MUSIC PRODUCER.

How are we different than other professional audio engineering schools?

We took that old stale classroom concept, rebuilt and upgraded it by putting your classroom in a professional recording studio. Then we emptied out all the other students and left only YOU and YOUR TEACHER (yay for one-on-one learning!) who happens to be a pro music producer (with killer credits) to train you privately (at your pace, full time, part time, nights or weekends available).

Your hands-on learn-by-doing experience starts here!

Endorsed By

Tim Palmer   (U2, Ozzy, The Cure)  
Warren G.   (Legendary Rapper)  
Hans Zimmer   (The Lion King, Inception)  
Ryan Hewitt   (Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
Adam Moseley   (Rush, Wolfmother)  
Common   (Legendary Hip Hop Artist)  
F. Reid Shippen   (Newsboys, Toby Keith)  
Warren Huart   (The Fray, Disturbed)  
Steve Catizone   (U2, Justin Bieber)  
Joey Heier   (B.o.B., Christina Aguilera)  
XLNT Sound   (Timbaland, Borgore)  
Ricky Rich   (Travis Scott, Kevin Gates)  
Ira Parker   (Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross)  
Kevin McCloskey   (DaBaby, Dreamville)  
Donny Baker   (Madonna, Aerosmith)  
Billy Flores   (Eminem, Black Eyed Peas)  
Mark Christensen   (50 Cent, Trey Songz)  
Steve Sundholm   (Lil' Wayne, Ke$ha)  
Rick Rooney   (Diana Ross, Joe Cocker)  
Mike Johnson   (Justin Timberlake, John Legend)  
Yudu Gray, Jr.   (Talib Kweli, Ginuwine)  
Jesse O' Brien   (Matisyahu, Mumford & Sons)  
Zack Phillips   (The Game, Jessie Ware)  
Ryan Greene   (Megadeth, NOFX)  
Dave Pensado   (Michael Jackson, Beyoncé)  
Larry King   (Legendary Broadcaster)  

Close to Home Or in your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

We started this “new” way of learning audio engineering and music production three decades ago. In that time, we’ve grown to more than 250 locations throughout the US and Canada. We know there are many ORLANDO AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS, but why not choose the one that puts you in the middle of the action?

Even if you never leave your house. Although the ORLANDO RECORDING CONNECTION serves neighborhoods in the Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Melbourne areas, we also offer access to those individuals who may not be able to come to the studio as often as they like. In fact, we’ve been offering remote learning for decades, working with those that may be hundreds of miles away from any of our locations.

As the coronavirus showed us, life happens. Whether it’s a worldwide pandemic, family commitments, or whatever else, we offer the quality education remotely as well as in the studio. While many institutions scrambled to meet guidelines, our infrastructure had been in place for years.

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We have a high job placement rate.


Other students learn in classrooms...

OUR students learn in:


REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios


Where jobs get filled.

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.
To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.

We're here to help.

We have a
high job placement rate.

Find Out Why

Other students learn in classrooms...

OUR students learn in the same places where jobs get filled.


REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.

To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.

(800) 755-7597

We're here to help.

Audio and Music Production Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

We’ve already mentioned the many advantages Recording Connection programs have over those traditional universities - but we saved the best for last. While you work with other students in a classroom or lab at university, you’ll be working with locals bands, regional names, and even national acts.

Every time a new client comes into the studio, it’s an opportunity for you to make a connection with someone in the industry. At the start, you may be setting up mics, running cables, or even just getting someone a bottle of water. Eventually, you’ll start assisting your mentor or even run sessions on your own.

But no matter what you do, you’ll be making an impression on a potential client or employer. Nobody likes emptying the trash - but it’s something that has to be done to keep the studio running smoothly. Are you going to whine about it or are you going to take care of it?

If you act responsibly, do what you say you’re going to do, and really listen to what your mentors are telling you, you’ll be taking advantage of these opportunities. Our most successful students are often hired by the very studios they learned in. They took advantage of the opportunity Recording Connection provided.

A university may have name recognition, but after four years, all they offer is a degree. With us, you could already have three years of experience in audio production or as a live sound engineer, music producer, beat maker, and more. What makes more sense?

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Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne Music Programs

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 School

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 Engineering School

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 School and Beat Making

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 Engineer School

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 School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 Production School

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 School

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.

DJ School

Immersive Audio Production and Music Workshops

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 Audio School

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 Production Certification

Our Approach to Education

We are not like other audio or trade schools. We don’t waste your time in classrooms. This is the world of audio. Everything you need to know should be taught in the real world. We are unique, bold, out-of-the-box thinkers; and after over 3 decades service — we have the formula that works:

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
2nd Mentor: Private Academic Facilitator
Online, Interactive Curriculum
Meaningful Industry Connections
Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)

A Recipe for

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
2nd Mentor: Private Academic Facilitator
Online, Interactive Curriculum
Meaningful Industry Connections
Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)

A Recipe for

Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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Still not sure which audio school is right for you? We ask you to check us out in person or over Zoom before you decide. We will arm you with the facts so as you can make the right decision. Given that our interviews are at no charge, you can’t afford not to talk to us.

Real studio education. Real studio connections.

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Contact the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Oviedo Audio Externship Location

416 Geneva Drive
Oviedo, FL 32765

(321) 244-6250

Email: [email protected]

Hours: M-F 11:00AM - 9:00PM

Our "Near Me" Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne Locations
Learn in a Recording Studio in or Near Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne.

  • Clear Lake
  • Parramore
  • South Division
  • Thornton Park
  • Lake Nona
  • Celebration
  • Winter Park
  • College Park
  • Kissimmee
  • Conway
  • Edgewood
  • Azalea Park
  • Altamonte Springs
  • Titusville
  • Port Orange
  • Edgewater
  • Ormond Beach
  • Sanford
  • Port St. John
  • Rockledge
  • St. Cloud

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