Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne / Florida

Recording Connection
Audio School


While Orlando and the surrounding area offers several options for learning audio engineering and music production, only one Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne Music School gets you working as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual recording studio where you will learn music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trip hop, techno, house, trance and more), post production audio and club DJ. In the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne area, the best way to start a career in audio recording is by apprenticing in a recording studio in Orlando, Daytona Beach or Melbourne–and the RECORDING CONNECTION is the music school that can make that happen for you.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a music audio trade school when you can spend far less money and go to music school in a real recording studio. Play it smart, get on the inside track, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL is the smartest, most cost efficient audio education program on the market today.

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Located in the east-central region of Florida, the cities of Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne are all major tourism spots. While this region is known for its amusement parks, NASCAR racing, resorts, beaches and film studios, it also is home to a solid music scene, with genres ranging from reggae to hip-hop to pop-rock and metal. Orlando, in fact, spawned the Florida Breakbeat genre, as well as the Boy Band pop music fad of the 90s (thanks to local bands N*Sync and Backstreet Boys). Among the other well-known musicians and acts with ties to the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne area: Matchbox Twenty, Seven Mary Three, Duane & Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers, Bobby Dall (bassist for Poison) and Doors frontman Jim Morrison, to name a few.

Today, the music scene in the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne area continues to be strong and active, with plenty of venues and recording studios to accommodate bands and artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, this area is an excellent learning ground.

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the recording industry. We teach you literally on-the-job, pairing you with a working audio pro who instructs you on real recording projects, helping you make important industry connections along the way. We get you close to the action in ways other music schools can't. Enroll in our Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne Music School today, and see why over 70% of our graduates get hired!


Many professionals these days don’t recommend traditional audio schools anymore because they say have become diploma mills more interested in enrollment money than actually advancing the art of recording and producing? Please tell us your comments.

Dave Mikeal, Orlando Recording Connection MentorI don’t want to bash any other schools, but obviously if they were really interested in the students grasping what they teach, they wouldn’t put them in a classroom for 30 to 50 other students. That shows right there that one of their main interests is just a student mill getting as many people through as you can. But the one big thing that I hear from my students is that they don’t like book work. They like hands-on. They learn by seeing rather than someone writing on a chalkboard. So in a one-on-one situation, they have a much better chance of actually spending more time on the console itself, with their hands on the equipment. It is tactile learning.

Why do you recommend the RC over other more traditional audio schools?

RC is more affordable with one on one experience from real engineers and producers, not professors. They get to experience real professionals in the business working. Do you want to spend more money, and less attention? If you do, then don’t go to the Recording Connection.

The mentor-apprentice (extern) method of education taught by you at the RC is the original way up and coming engineers learned, from a mentor. What are your thoughts in our method of education (one on one inside a real studio).

It is a positive over a classroom. I feel great about it! I wouldn’t have been teaching with RC for 15 years if I didn’t feel that way. Teaching for me is a side line but I enjoy it that much, and get satisfaction when I see the light go on in a student’s eyes.

How do you feel about the new curriculum?

I’m pretty old school but it is a pretty good idea. I think it is really good because you can update information more frequently.

If you had one or two pieces of advice for applicants to the RC what would you tell them about our program and its benefits?

It isn’t enough to just show up because you aren’t going to retain it and learn from it if you don’t go over the materials away from the studio. There is a huge difference in what you learn and retain if you go over the information on your own time.

Dave Mikeal’s Credits

Christina Aguilera
Limp Bizkit
Marron 5
Pussycat Dolls
Alicia Keys
50 Cent
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Dr. Dre

Students From Orlando, FL

Work hands-on in a professional recording studio.
"This week’s lesson taught me about the importance of amplifiers... Different amplifiers can have a dramatic effect on a recording, and it is important for the engineer to know what type of amplifier is being used to obtain a specific tone. I next had the privilege of helping my mentor record a song for a client from scratch. This was my first opportunity in seeing how a song comes to life from ground zero. On top of that, I also got to run and record a good majority of the song. I was even allowed to start using the console itself to set headphone and playback levels. I feel as if more and more opportunity is coming my way and I am progressing at a perfect pace."
Matthew Braun, Satellite Beach, Florida

Become part of clientele’s albums with the motivation provided by both your mentor and the artist
"This was a very interesting way to start this certification through the Recording Connection. For my first session with my mentor, while talking to him, he gave me information that was super interesting and he was very down to earth on it. As I we went through the reading that had been assigned to me, we had the conversation and my mentor put everything down to my level. One of the things I liked the most was the idea of how to use the EQ in a specific section of each individual instruments. I'm so excited for the next couple of lessons, know wonder why I left at 6 pm that night, I was at the studio all day with my mentor and it was awesome! I was working with and upcoming artist my mentor is working with as his clientele. It was so cool the things we did. And of course, I can't believe my mentor and the artist talked me into recording some stuff. So, in the song the client was working on, I did some kid voices and some crowd chants and it was cool. I'm going to buy that CD just because of that! Awesome first day in the Recording Connection."
Issam Pereira, Apopka, Florida

Learn what the artists experience themselves to make it in the recording industry.
"I met with my mentor today for my first very first session in the studio. I was very excited about getting to go and see what they do in a recording studio. First, my mentor and I talked a lot about how sound travels, and low and high frequency sounds. Also, we studied sound compressors and the different areas of sound compression. We really took the time to review the lessons, and my questions. It was really great because my mentor didn’t just read the lesson to me himself. He really looked at my questions and we discussed them. This is a great way for me to learn. The very next day, there was a local musician in the studio. The musician was laying down vocal tracks for a CD he is working on. I really enjoyed watching and listening to him work…It’s nice to see that there are people out there like me and they are making it happen."
Cameron Serros, Orlando, Florida

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Our outstanding job placement rate is no accident. We are able to achieve this high mark because our graduates have trained inside a working recording studio. This gives our students excellent hands-on skills, real-world job experience, and the industry connections and references that just aren’t available on a school campus. Additionally, we have a very proactive Stay Connected Job Assistance Program that serves as our graduates’ advocate in the job market for up to a year after course completion. When we say we’re connected with the music business, we mean it.

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The Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Florida Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


Locations Worldwide.

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.


Stay Out of Debt with Low Tuition.

Are you concerned that you won’t be able to afford tuition? Are you worried about debt? Don’t be. We purposely keep our tuition affordable so that individuals from all walks of life can attend and jumpstart their careers.

The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Your Classroom Is the Recording Studio.

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.


Learn One-on-One.

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 Have Gold Records.

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.

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Job Placement Assistance Program.

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.


The Only Audio School Recommended by Thousands of Pros.

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.


From Day One, You’re On The Inside.

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.


Free Tutoring.

We also have a free tutoring service, in case you need it.

Unlimited free 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.

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