This is your Real Portland In-Studio Education

Real studio eduation. Real studio connections.

An Immersive
Audio Education

From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of typical schools and audio education programs. Work directly with accomplished engineers, producers, and music industry veterans at one of our fully-equipped local studios across the country.

This institution is not authorized to enroll Oregon students.

Programs

Looking to land a career as a Music Producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private sessions from a professional music producer.

Music Producing Details

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Ableton Electronic Music 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. 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 apprenticing (externing) under a touring Audio Engineer. If you goal is to get inside the music industry and tour the world, this recording program is for you.

Live Sound Details

Our Live DJ Apprentice Program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. It's the ultimate all-access pass to the music-performance business. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

Live DJ Details

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. ou can't get more inside music business access than this course. Become a music Mogul.

Music Business Details

Learn Post Audio while apprenticing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, this course is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details

Collaborate with legendary music producers and learn from the most qualified professionals in the industry, 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.

Learn from Legends Details

Learn Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools. Apprentice under a legendary electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio. 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

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified 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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Get started with a tour of one of our Oregon studios. Or call us for more information at (503) 388-4980

About Our Audio School Alternative in Portland

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Meet our Faculty
And Advisors

Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?

Steve Sundholm Portland Engineer / Producer

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Steve Sundholm Portland Engineer / Producer

Background

Steve’s introduction to the audio world started shortly after he was born. Before he could walk, Steve’s father, Conrad Sundholm (founder of Sunn Amps and Biamp Electronics) handed him a soldering iron and put him to work in the family basement. (It was the 70’s, and child labor laws were not what they are these days…) After a 7-year tour of duty in the Los Angeles music scene, Steve has recently come back to his hometown of Portland, where he and his wife can raise their two sons close to family.

Steve’s first “big break” in the music business came when he produced Grammy-Nominated artist Jim Brickman’s song “Hideaway”, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard AC Chart. Shortly after that, Steve was offered the Chief Engineer position at NightBird Studios (formerly The Studio at the Sunset Marquis Hotel). From hanging out listening to mixes with Green Day, to recording Carrie Underwood singing the National Anthem for the Super Bowl, NightBird provided Steve a rare opportunity to work alongside an incredible list of musical icons of all genres.
Being blessed with the chance to observe and collaborate with so many incredibly talented producers and engineers gave Steve a chance to learn creative and technical workflow techniques from the biggest names in the business. The result is Steve’s unique approach to the record-making process. Fusing an analog sound with digital polish, Steve’s skills are in demand world-wide.

Articles

Nuggets of truth: Recording Connection mentor Steve Sundholm on the illusion of fame, keys to breaking into the industry, and the “Portlandia” vibe

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Artists

Dr. Luke
Teddy Riley
Carrie Underwood
Ryan Tedder (One Republic)
Chris Daughtry
Madonna
Joe Perry
Jet
Buckcherry
Dann Huff
Mark Bright
Randy Jackson
Robbie Robertson
Mikal Blue
Ke$ha
‘Lil Wayne
Mack Maine
Green Day
Johnny K
Hall & Oates
Good Charlotte
Cee-Lo Green
Joe Bonamasa
Lady Antebellum
Kevin Rudolf

DJ Axenzo Portland Live DJ

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DJ Axenzo Portland Live DJ

Background

Axenzo had recently graduated San Diego State University with a degree in mechanical engineering when he found that having achieved a major life goal, namely getting a degree to make his parents happy, had quite an interesting effect on him. Now that he’d achieved that, what else was possible? What could he achieve if he pursued something he was downright passionate about—music.

While an engineering student, Axenzo had tried to double in music but the classes weren’t stimulating and were “very theoretical” with nothing practical or new to offer. Brewing at the back of his mind for years been the idea of learning how to produce EDM. While it wasn’t a choice his mother would consider practical, to him it was the natural conclusion. Axenzo was an active EDM explorer who attended shows regularly, a lifelong musician who played guitar and piano, and even wrote melodies on a whim. Music was just the thing going on in his mind.

After completing his college degree with high marks, Axenzo spent a number of months training with a professional EDM music mentor who taught him Pro Tools and Logic with direct, one-on-one lessons. Although he already knew how to play a couple instruments he’d never set his hands on a DAW. Nevertheless he excelled fast, and consistently challenged himself while getting hands-on training and tips from his music mentor, a longtime engineer and EDM producer himself. During his time in the program Axenzo was able to create his own EDM songs, first starting on MIDI, then composing from within a digital environment. Crossing the bridge from having to play and record, to creating digitally “opened a door” for the EDM creator and DJ.

In the two years since graduating the program, Axenzo has built a promising career in EDM as a DJ who has opened for Bob Sinclar, Robin Schulz, Steve Aoki, Marshmello, Borgeous, Nicky Romero, among others. Nevertheless, for him DJing and especially composing new material as a producer is a never ending journey. The great unifier isn’t by genre or culture for the rising talent. Regularly dipping into multiple genres and researching far and wide, Axenzo is in quest of something singularly specific: “I’m trying to create something that every time people listen to my tracks they’ll know it’s me. That’s my focus right now. I’m working on it every day.”

Now, the melodies and musical ideas Axenzo used to write on a whim are being put to use professionally as he divides his workdays between producing new material and performing at venues. He says, he’s even got a surefire way of capturing the music when it hits: “I open the recorder on my phone and just sing the melody to myself. Even if I’m in the shower, I’ll get out and record it.”

Now versed in Ableton as well as Logic and Pro Tools, Axenzo is fluent in the various DAWS and he’s confident in his capacity to continually explore and grow as an artist. And as for future goals, he’s got a few: “I definitely would like to play in big festivals. Hopefully at Ultra Miami, EDC Las Vegas, and I would like to go worldwide. I’m working on it. I know there’s lots of competition, but I think nothing is impossible.”

As for the time he spent as an apprentice in the program, Axenzo says, “It was an amazing journey. I am extremely thankful.”

Axenzo currently performs weeklies at The Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas, Nevada, and The Pool House and Sunset Vibes in San Diego, California.

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Artists

Bob Sinclair,Marshmello,Steve Aoki,Robin Schulz,Borgeous,Nicku Romero,DJ Chuckie,WandW

Shane Anderson Portland Producer

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Shane Anderson Portland Producer

Background

Shane Anderson is a seasoned music industry veteran. With over 20+ years in the music industry Shane has vast experience in production, recording, mixing and mastering as well as the ins and outs of the music business. Shane began his musical career in his early teens as a demo vocalist for labels and also as a sound engineer for the MUZAK corporation. At age 18 he opened his first studio location in Honolulu, HI called “Unique Studios” and oversaw the daily operations of the recording studio as well as landing several indie label deals and distribution agreements while in Hawaii working with local talent. In 2009 Shane released a solo album titled “Dangerous”. This album took off online primarily on MYSPACE and gained much success with over 2.5 Million plays worldwide landing him on BILLBOARD NEWSWIRE and ultimately landing him several placements on TV shows to include “The Kardashians” “MTV” “E- Networks” and Oxygen to name a few.

Shane moved down to Los Angeles 2010 where he formed with his long-time high school friend a production company called “The Go Gettas” where he continued to build on his credits and catalog working with artist who have been on American Idol, X Factor, Dancing with The Stars and Disney to name a few. After landing multiple placements in Film/TV Shane relocated to the Sacramento area in 2016 to build on Unique Recording Studios and help bridge the gap between artist and the industry.

Shane runs Unique Recording Studios as a production label, distribution company and recording studio for artist to create and focus on their art. Unique Recording Studios has also newly launched an exciting new venture at URS called “The Collective” which will allow producers, engineers, songwriters and artist to collaborate in house at Unique Recording Studios to work together to create music and promote building a large collaborative catalog of music to submit to labels, publishers, music supervisors and overall decision makers in the music industry. This will provide a great opportunity for students who complete their coursework at the recording connection.

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Unique Recording Studios

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Artists

MTV
Spike TV
Oxygen
E-Networks
BET
The Kardashians
The Fosters
Taking the Stage
Washington Heights
Bad Girls Club
Disney
Make a Wish Foundation
The Truth
Michael Lynche
Mark Ballas
Stephanie Scott
Spun
Alex Mauricio
Amara Jean
AJ Green
Slo-L
CRBL
Missy Crissy
Simplu
Grasu XXL
Maria Cozette

Kevin Sharpe Portland Producer / Engineer

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Kevin Sharpe Portland Producer / Engineer

Background

Kevin Sharpe is an Emmy Award winning producer, engineer, and keyboardist. He has produced, recorded or mixed many fine artists. Click here to see a list of credits.

Kevin began recording at the age of 15 years old with a 4 track Teac reel to real, a Yamaha mixer, Moog synth and a broken drum machine. Soon he was recording local bands and the neighbors dog. After years of making noise and honing his recording skills he opened a small studio in Troy, Michigan. twenty five years and a couple of thousand bands later, he still gets chills while mixing a great song.

As a producer, Kevin is 100 percent committed to doing whats best for the song, while preserving the unique chemistry of the preforming artist or band. By making the recording process work for the music, the artists vision shines through to the finished product. After all it is always about the music!

Kevin attended Oakland University before studying music at Rochester College. After completing his education, he has taken several courses at The Berklee College of Music.

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Graylyn “Gino” Claiborne gets hired by his mentor’s studio after graduating!Aver

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Artists

Critical Bill
My BedBugs
Coven
David Shelby
Avery Sharpe
Mazinga
Blue Snaggletooth
Tiles

Gregory Hainer Portland Post Production

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Gregory Hainer Portland Post Production

Background

Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer is an interesting case. Usually our Recording mentors work primarily in the music industry but Gregory has made a successful career for himself in music as well as film, television, and video game entertainment as a music composer, voice over specialist, Sound FX designer and mixer on numerous projects including: Plants vs. Zombies 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Guild Wars 2, Prince of Egypt, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, We Were Soldiers, Dishonored, Black Hawk Down, and many more.

Gregory does most of his work from Scorpio Sound, his boutique studio located in the Hollywood Hills. His unique skills-set, talent, and setup enables him to do work larger audio studios can’t. “From a client’s perspective, I own the studio, so there is no middle management overhead to worry about because the owner/operator is also the creative head. This means I have the freedom to choose to spend a little more time with my clients in order to get things perfect versus having to be out of a studio by a specific time.” Specialty might as well be Gregory’s middle name. “I get quite a few calls for the most unusual or difficult to design stuff that many in-house teams can’t quite seem to pull off convincingly, such as creating sounds for creatures, magic spells, sci-fi effects, light sabers and the like. But I will also get the occasional call to do the less-fun direct stuff like cleaning up poorly recorded production audio from a film, or digging out inaudible archival dialogue from excessive background noise.”

On top of working in the film, TV, and video game industries Gregory also takes on Recording Connection apprentices and teaches them about both the industry and the craft of audio engineering.

Articles

RC grad Andrew Holscher reports back on his Eddie Kramer Experience
Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer on Vibe and Flow

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Artists

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Fallout 4
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
Toxin
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Pirate101
Dishonored
Lost Souls
Wildstar
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
Jurassic Park
Quake II
Dishonored 2

Josh Monroy Portland Producer / Engineer

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Josh Monroy Portland Producer / Engineer

Background

Recording Connection mentor Josh Monroy is proof-positive that getting in and showing your commitment to the craft, day-in and day-out, can launch your career to unprecedented heights. With more than a decade in the music industry, Josh “Igloo” Monroy has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Quincy Jones, to The Notorious B.I.G. The seasoned engineer/composer/producer is also known for his longtime work with iconic artist Ludacris. An Atlanta native, Josh recently answered the call to come out to Los Angeles and is now co-owner of Studio 1 Zero. His most recent success includes the work he’s done on JoJo’s critically-acclaimed album Mad Love, which includes three tracks recorded, produced, and co-written by the multifaceted music professional.

Articles

RC mentor Josh Monroy Talks How He Got Hired by Ludacris and Doing JoJo’s “Mad Love”

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Ira Parker Portland Producer / Engineer

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Ira Parker Portland Producer / Engineer

Background

A true music industry veteran, Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker is the owner and chief producer/engineer for Maximus Music Records, one of the top recording studios in Charlotte, NC, serving clients like Jadakiss, DMX and many others. As a Recording Connection mentor, Ira is passionate about training up new talent and always looks for opportunities to push his students to expand their skills.

Articles

NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker on pushing the limits
Wes Hagy: From Mechanical Engineering to Audio Engineering

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Artists

Zaytoven Beats
Jadakiss
Royce da 5'9
Chevy Woods
Rocko
Joe Budden
Dj ESudd (2Chainz DJ)
prod. Dame Grease
prod Billionaire Boy Scout
Crime Mob's Diamond
Travis Porter
Treach
Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P)
DMX
prod Buckwild
Slim of 112
CTE's Blood Raw
Universal Records
Cash Money Records
Bad Bo
Kane Beatz
Wiz Khalifa
Nicki Minaj
Kevin Gates
Kid Ink
Travie McCoy
and Rich Homie Quan (Amongst many more)

Jeramy Roberts Portland Producer / Label Founder

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Jeramy Roberts Portland Producer / Label Founder

Background

Jeramy Roberts is an EDM producer, composer, DJ and Ableton educator located in Austin, Texas. As founder of the Electronic Musician’s Guild, his approach combines the creative and the pragmatic—an ethos that’s dedicated to helping his students get their music out into the digital marketplace and distributed on major platforms.

Jeramy has sold his songs and records in dozens of countries around the world. He has broken the Top 100 spot in numerous international sales charts and even his former students have hit #2 in Amazon’s House Top 100 while training under his direction. A loyal lover of EDM and the great local EDM scene in Austin, Jeramy Roberts is serious about helping today’s most driven and committed newcomers create productive, rewarding careers in music.

Articles

#IZCONNECTED 62 | Jeramy Roberts - How To Monetize Your EDM
Recording Connection mentor Jeramy Roberts talks about the new music industry and creating your own job within it

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Mehul Tolia Portland Mentor

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Mehul Tolia Portland Mentor

Misha Kachkachishvili Portland Engineer

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Misha Kachkachishvili Portland Engineer

Background

An established audio engineer/producer based in New Orleans, Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili is an industry veteran whose client list includes names like Solange Knowles, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Janelle Monae, Taj Mahal, T-Bone Burnett and many others. A few years ago, he purchased a historic church left decimated by Hurricane Katrina, chose to keep the church’s historic pipe organ donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and converted the space into what is now Esplanade Studios, the largest recording studio in Louisiana (and one of the most prestigious).

Articles

A Day in the Life of Our Student
Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili on working with artists and finding opportunity

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Artists

Kendrick Lamar
Eric Clapton
Willie Nelson
Dr. John
David Crosby
Bonnie Raitt
Joe Jackson
Elvis Costello
Rickie Jones
Irma Thomas
Van Morrison
Mary J Blige
Common
Janelle Monae
Mary J Blige
Solange Knowles
Sean Combs
Young Jeezy
Lil Boosie
Ana Popovic
Metric
Kim Burrell
John Legend
Rebirth
Juvenile

Scott Lee Portland Studio Manager

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Scott Lee Portland Studio Manager

Background

In 1996, Scotty became Production Manager for the powerhouse production team, The Characters. It was during this time that Scott worked on numerous Platinum and Gold albums, including releases by SWV, Johnny Gill, Tyrese, B2K, Brian McKnight, Petey Pablo, and Faith Evans. Scotty has been lending his expertise in Studio and Production Management at Engine Room Audio since 2006.

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Artists

Trey Songz
50 Cent
SWV
Johnny Gill
Tyrese
B2K
Brian McKnight
Petey Pablo
Faith Evans.


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Students

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Brayden Haney Learns with a Purpose, Elevates his Game

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April Edwards Takes Charge, Lands Job as Engineer and Studio Manager!

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Spotlight on Portland Mentor

Steve Sundholm

Bio

Steve’s introduction to the audio world started shortly after he was born. Before he could walk, Steve’s father, Conrad Sundholm (founder of Sunn Amps and Biamp Electronics) handed him a soldering iron and put him to work in the family basement. (It was the 70’s, and child labor laws were not what they are these days…) After a 7-year tour of duty in the Los Angeles music scene, Steve has recently come back to his hometown of Portland, where he and his wife can raise their two sons close to family.

Steve’s first “big break” in the music business came when he produced Grammy-Nominated artist Jim Brickman’s song “Hideaway”, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard AC Chart. Shortly after that, Steve was offered the Chief Engineer position at NightBird Studios (formerly The Studio at the Sunset Marquis Hotel). From hanging out listening to mixes with Green Day, to recording Carrie Underwood singing the National Anthem for the Super Bowl, NightBird provided Steve a rare opportunity to work alongside an incredible list of musical icons of all genres.
Being blessed with the chance to observe and collaborate with so many incredibly talented producers and engineers gave Steve a chance to learn creative and technical workflow techniques from the biggest names in the business. The result is Steve’s unique approach to the record-making process. Fusing an analog sound with digital polish, Steve’s skills are in demand world-wide.

School News

Portland Student Hadley Alley Works and Connects in LA!

Just around a year ago, Recording Connection graduate, Hadley Alley (aka The Mad Hadder), completed his apprenticeship under Steve Sundholm at Kung Fu Bakery (in Portland, Oregon) and decided to move south to Los Angeles.

After previously interning with BMG Rights Management in Los Angeles and graduating Washington State University with a degree in Political Science, Hadley decided to enroll in the Recording Connection to take his music education to the next level with hands-on experience working in a real recording studio. “My ultimate goal is to obtain a career where I’ll be working with producers to create the sounds that people want to hear.”

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Music Scene in Portland

Your PORTLAND, OREGON RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

If you’re looking for a great recording school alternative in Portland, Oregon, look no further! The Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program hooks you up as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual Portland recording studio, where you learn directly from the pros as you study mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (video game music, acid house, dub fusion, electronica and more), post production audio and electronic DJ. Make no mistake: the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Portland is to start inside a Portland recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where we come in.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording trade school when you could spend far less money and learn recording in a real recording studio. Make the smart choice, get on the inside track, learn the skills in a real-world environment, and get connected as you get educated. Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.

To APPLY to Recording Connection, click here.

Located in northeastern Oregon near the Washington state line, Portland is the largest city in Oregon with a metro population of over 2 million people. Known for its arts-friendliness, Portland is home to a vibrant, diverse and historically influential music scene. Portland has long been a hotspot for roots music genres such as bluegrass, folk, blues and alt-country, but has also been influential in modern genres such as punk, hardcore and indie-rock. Among the many notable bands and musicians with connections to Portland are The Dandy Warhols, Elliot Smith, The Decemberists, Courtney Love, The Kingsmen and The Hudson Brothers. The Portland scene has also attracted many prominent bands who have relocated here from other areas; examples of these are Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Shins, Modest Mouse, and Spoon.

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Connections Matter

Learn From Industry Pros

Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s audio programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.

Rolling Stones

Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones

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Deadmau5

Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5

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Taylor Swift

Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.

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Skrillex

Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection

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Jack White

An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor

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Larry King

Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-apprentice learning approach.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.

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John Mayer

John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection

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U2

Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

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Contact the Portland Recording Connection

1001 SW 5th Ave
Suite 1100 No. 973
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 388-4980

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Mo-Sa 09:00 - 18:00

The Portland

Recording Connection Audio School Alternative

1

Located All Over.

Portland, Oregon is one of the cultural hubs of the United States, which is one of the many reasons that the Recording Connection has opened new locations there. We also have hundreds of other locations across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and even Australia.

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Learn on the Latest Gear When You Attend the 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 you’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.

3

Stay Out Of the Classroom.

You'll be learning more than you've ever learned before because you won't be in a classroom. You'll be in a real recording studio. The best way to learn is to do. That's why we drop you into the heart of the action and let you sink or swim.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

Learn From a Mentor.

You'll be assisted during this process by a mentor. This person will work with you day to day, giving you one-on-one instruction on the art of audio engineering and producing.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.

5

You'll Be Learning From the Best.

Your mentor will be an individual with years of high-level industry experience. Our mentors have worked with the biggest names in music and have won many awards. You'll be learning from the absolute best.

Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.

6

Get Work After You Graduate.

Are you worried about finding employment post-graduation? Don't be. You'll be taken care of. We have a whole department that will help you find work.

The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.

7

Hailed As the Next Evolution.

You'll be attending a program that is heralded as the next evolution of organized audio education. We are more recommended by industry professionals than any other music production program.

You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.

8

Insider Status.

As an apprentice (extern) in the studio, you'll become one of the 'insiders'. In an industry where getting someone to take you seriously is extremely difficult, this gives you a huge leg up on the competition.

The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.

9

Free Tutoring.

You'll be given free tutoring, if you need it. And it's unlimited.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Connections and Support.

The connections that you gain while attending our externship-based audio engineering school alternative in Portland make it possible for you to follow your heart's desire. In this business, connections are key. Whatever you want to do, you'll have the connections that make your dreams achievable.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.


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