The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School Sacramento

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 Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto studio?

ON LOCATION, OR REMOTE

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: 

Chances are, there was something you didn’t like about being in the classroom. In high school, there may have been too many kids or they didn’t have classes you were really interested in. When looking at four-year universities, you needed to have prerequisites to take the classes you wanted, and 8 a.m. chemistry classes aren’t for everyone.

The Sacramento Recording Connection programs are designed to give you the classes you want, and the times you want, with the one-on-one mentoring you need to truly understand the business of making music. No more jockeying for attention from the instructor, running to the admissions office to get the only class you want, and no more putting the rest of your life on hold.

The Recording Connection offers students that want to learn AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION IN SACRAMENTO the opportunity to be fully immersed in the music-making process. You’ll be placed alongside a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER that will give you the basics, let you work on the most advanced gear, and show you how to truly communicate with your clients.

Our mentors will build a curriculum around what you want to learn no matter what your background is. But you won’t be completely off the hook: learning about music theory, the physics of sound, and the biology of listening are all building blocks to making phat beats and killer loops.

Where we really separate ourselves from four-year universities and other institutes of higher learning is the amount of time and money it takes to complete our audio engineering and music production program. Our programs last from six to nine months and cost a fraction of those “name” schools.

Let’s face it – in the music industry, who you know matters almost as much as what you know. That’s why we feel working with a SACRAMENTO MUSIC PRODUCER in real-life situations is so much more beneficial than the piece of paper you get after four years at a college.



How are we different than other music 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 in the Music Recording Industry

The SACRAMENTO RECORDING CONNECTION is in place so you don’t have to move to San Francisco or Los Angeles or anywhere else to learn how to become a music producer. And although we aren’t the only SACRAMENTO AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL to choose from, we think we offer something unique.

Being placed alongside a professional audio engineer or music producer in their Sacramento recording studio is as close to the action as a student can get. However, as the worldwide pandemic showed us, it isn’t always possible to be that close to the action. Fortunately, we’ve been perfecting remote learning for decades.

While other Sacramento audio engineering schools were scrambling to create new curriculum to meet those needs, our infrastructure is already in place. That’s because we know what “real life” means. If you don’t have a car, public transportation isn’t available, or state guidelines keep you from getting to us, we come to you.

All you need is a computer fast enough to handle a digital audio workstation (DAW) and a reliable internet connection. Because the world still needs music - even during a pandemic.

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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.

Enlightened Music Programs


Work with the Stars and Amplify



There’s a lot to like about the Recording Connection programs. You can set your own schedule, learn what you want to learn, and have exclusive access to a music professional. You can enroll at any time at a fraction of the cost of those four-year universities. And in as little as nine months, you could find yourself with a job.

Seem too good to be true? Our most successful students have been hired by the very studios they externed at, found work at other studios, and even opened up their own studios. They were able to do this because of the opportunities our programs offer and most universities can’t match.

Consider your time with Recording Connection as a six to nine-month job interview. Do you have the drive and determination to learn the technical side of music production? Do you have the personality and responsibility to give your clients what they want and deliver what you promise? Are you willing to work towards a career in the industry, or is this just a hobby?

Because that’s how you make a name for yourself in the music production industry. If you make it so your mentor needs YOU while working with a client, that client just may need YOU to go on the road with them. We give you opportunities as no other SACRAMENTO AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL can.

Building a portfolio. Creating a brand. Work with artists across all genres. Impress the people you come into contact with. Make the most of these opportunities. 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. What makes more sense?

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Sacramento 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 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
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2nd Mentor: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
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Meaningful Industry Connections
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Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
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A Recipe for
Success!

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

A Recipe for
Success!

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 Sacramento
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Citrus Heights Recording Connection Audio Institute

7646 Poppy Way
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

(916) 347-0727

Sacramento Recording Connection Audio Institute

1908 16th St
Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 306-5149


Email: [email protected]


Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Our "Near Me" Sacramento Campus Locations
 
Learn in a Recording Studio in or Near Sacramento.

  • Elmhurst
  • Gardenland
  • Oak Park
  • Colonial Heights
  • Ben Ali
  • Southeast Village
  • Robla
  • Fox Creek
  • Elkhorn
  • Magnolia
  • Stonewood
  • Riverdale Park
  • Bret Harte
  • Bystrom
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Folsom
  • Roseville
  • Elk Grove
  • Lodi
  • Lathrop
  • Manteca
  • Salida
  • Ceres

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