Blake LaGrange graduated in 2009 from Recording Connection under mentor Steve Weatherbee of Golden Track Studio, San Diego. “If you are already doing what you love and you go through the program using the resources at Recording Connection, you can succeed,” Blake said during a visit to Los Angeles Center Studios this week. Blake comes from a place of personal experience, as he currently owns and operates two of his own studios with a focus on EDM music.
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following audio courses
with us in and around Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto
Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.
Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)
Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)
Music Producing Program
Hip Hop Producer Program
Live Sound Engineer
Learn from Legends
Logic Electronic Music
Post Production For Film and TV
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Your Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California
Recording School Alternative
The Sacramento Recording Connection
Welcome to the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto RECORDING CONNECTION, the AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL that hooks you up as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto recording studio where you will learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), post production audio and club DJ. One of the smartest ways to break into the recording industry in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto area is to start inside a local recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.
You don’t have to spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars to study audio engineering; for a fraction of that amount we can place you for training inside a real recording studio. Make the smart choice–get Get on the inside track, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our audio RECORDING SCHOOL alternative is a smart, cost-efficient way to get an education in music production.
Located in north-central part of the state, Sacramento serves as the state capital of California, with Stockton and Modesto both located a short drive away. Although the music scene here is not as high-profile as that of Los Angeles, the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto area is still quite influential in the field of music. While Modesto and Stockton both nurture solid indie scenes, Sacramento in particular has been a hotspot for modern and alternative rock forms in the past few decades, as well as standard genres like country, and even Dixieland Jazz. Just a few of the notable musicians and bands hailing from the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto include Tesla, Deftones, Papa Roach, CAKE, Club Nouveau, singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Peacock, vocalist Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), American Idol contestant Mandisa, and country artists Lee Greenwood and Kevin Sharp.
The Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto music scene continues to be active today, 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, you’ll find plenty of learning opportunities in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto area.
With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION can put you where the action is. Our secret is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we pair you with a working audio professional who trains you during real recording and audio projects, in the process giving you exposure to vital industry connections that usually lead to future work. Enroll in our Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL today, and see why over 70% of our graduates get hired!
Student Success Stories
Use professional recording equipment to work with your mentors’ artists.
“I went in for my 18th lesson at my mentors’ studios in Sacramento, Ca. I set up my drum set, and then my mentor and I used a Beta 52 in the kick drum, as well as other vital pieces of equipment. We recorded our song in just the first take after practicing all night and putting together the guitar parts over night. It was a lot of fun, the guitarist was very nervous, but he did very well. He played both guitar parts and the bass recording directly into the studios system. He may even add vocals soon. I am so happy with the song and I can't stop listening to it.”
-- Chris Taws, Marysville, California
Learn Pro Tools from a Real Life Expert
“My mentor is absolutely fantastic! My mentor has been very informative, allowing me to be able to take that knowledge and apply it to my own Pro Tools sessions. I have learned just a tremendous amount in only the last few weeks since I started the program with the Recording Connection.”
-- Rob Fisher, Sacramento, California
Learn the many different ways to utilize a recording studio.
"I went to my session this week [with] my mentor at his studio in Sacramento, California. I learned that musicians aren’t the only people that utilize a recording studio. I set up for a vocal session for a construction company that was making an audio recording to place onto a slideshow video that explains their products. They recorded the audio at the studio and after all the editing is done the audio disk will be sent to a video company that places the audio onto the video slideshow. I got to set up an Audio Technica AT 4047 condenser mic, and a pop filter in front of it. It was interesting learning how the audio on a slideshow is recorded, then sent somewhere else to be put onto the video. I really enjoyed watching my mentor edit the track afterwards and erase and edit parts."
Chris Taws, Marysville, California
We get our students jobs.
Of Our Graduates Get
Jobs in the Music Business
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.Read our student success stories.
The Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
Hundreds of Locations.
Are you looking for an audio school in Sacramento? Perfect. Because we have one there. We also have them in Fresno, San Francisco, and all over California.Not to mention cities all across the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia.
Hundreds of locations on three continents. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt.
We keep our tuition low so that our students aren't left trying to pay off $100,000 or more in debt. It shouldn't be this expensive to get an education, so we're committed to being the change that we want to see in the world.
Affordable tuition, no hidden fees. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Study In a Real Recording Studio, Not In a Classroom.
Forget classrooms—you won't be working in one as an audio engineer, so you won't be learning in one as a Recording Connection student. Instead, you’ll be learning in a real recording studio. You’ll be picking up knowledge and experience while you’re interacting with clients and learning from your mentor. You’ll be picking up the tips and tricks as you go.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
With our unique program, all your training happens one-on-one with a mentor. Your mentor will be a professional who is doing exactly what you want to be doing. Are you obsessed with country? Then we’ll pair you with a country producer. Do you love hip-hop? Then we’ll find you a hip-hop engineer. It’s all about your personal tastes.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Gold Records On the Walls.
Our mentors are awesome. They work with the biggest names in the business. How big? What about names like Lady Gaga, 50 Cent and The Rolling Stones? Yeah, that big. Suffice it to say that many of our mentors have walls full of Gold and Platinum records.
Learn from true industry professionals with real accolades. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Job Placement Assistance Program.
Our program will give you an entire year's worth of Job Placement Assistance if you are not immediately hired out of our school. We'll do all that is in our power to find you work.
We don't just give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We help you find work. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We're Recommended By the Pros.
The Recording Connection audio engineering school is recommended by lots of industry pros. They endorse us because we teach students the way they would teach them if they had a school. Our program works, and they know it.
Endorsed by some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’re On The Inside.
As an on-the-job apprentice (extern) in the studio, you'll be learning everything that someone who just got their first job would be learning. Which means you’re already ahead of the curve. You’re taking two steps for every one of theirs.
You're on the inside from day one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Stumped by an assignment? Mentor not available? We offer free, unlimited tutoring, just in case. We make sure our students don't fall through the cracks.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections are the most important part of any creative individual’s career. They mean the difference between working and not working. Or working and being super successful and famous. Take away from that what you will. When you train on-the-job, you make connections you'd never make in a classroom. 'Nuff said.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.