Amplified Music Programs
Work with the Stars and Amplify
With the Portland Recording Connection, there’s no waiting for your questions to be answered, no need to figure out how to pay $100,000 (or more!), and no musical experience is required. While there are music producers out there who seem to be born with genius and the stars properly aligned, most of those in the industry grind their way to a career - and continue to do so client by client, and track by track.
They build their success by going out and making connections, networking with potential clients, and working their behinds off while in the studio. With the Recording Connection, you’ll still have to put in lots of work. But we’ll take care of one key component: Opportunity.
We give you the opportunity to work side-by-side with an industry insider. They give you the opportunity to work with established clients on the latest and greatest gear. And when the time is right, you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients and start building your brand and your portfolio.
By taking advantage of these opportunities, you’ll be in a perfect position to begin to bring in clients of your own as well as impress your mentor and other audio engineers, producers and artists in that environment. Every minute you spend in our PORTLAND RECORDING STUDIO is a time when an opportunity could come knocking.
How will you answer? We can’t guarantee there will be a job waiting for you at the end of the program. Guarantees are hard to come by in the music business. But our most successful graduates, the ones that make themselves indispensable, have gone on to work with their mentors in a professional capacity, have been hired by other studios, and even been taken on the road in the middle of their programs!
What makes more sense to you? Spending time and money at a four-year university only to be handed a diploma and firm handshake? Or spending less than a year building a resume, industry experience, a portfolio, and a fat list of potential clients? We can’t guarantee a job, but your hard work, determination, and making the most of your opportunities can go a long way towards helping you cash that first check.
Portland 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
Elevated Audio Education 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