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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School San DiegoNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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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.Get Started

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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 San Diego 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: 

At a four-year university, they decide what classes you “need,” they decide when you need to show up, they decide which professors you have to take classes from. At the Recording Connection, we leave those decisions up to you. What other San Diego audio engineering & music production schools do that?

Just remember: this isn’t playtime. We place you with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER who will work with you in a fully immersive, one-on-one situation. This isn’t a classroom, this is real life, working with real gear, recording real artists. When you make the decision to enroll in the Recording Connection Audio Engineering & Music Production Program, you need to make a real commitment.

Our mentors and Academic Facilitators (whom you can consider your second mentors) work with you to modify the curriculum to meet your interests, help schedule lesson times around your life, and get you time on the gear that makes music production possible. But how long do you think you’ll last if you’re spending all your time on the phone? Your mentors are here to work, so when you’re in their San Diego recording studio, you better be ready to work, too.

How are we different than other professional audio engineering 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!


Close to Home or In Your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

As one of the top 10 largest cities in the U.S., there are plenty of AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS IN SAN DIEGO to choose from. In fact, the Recording Connection has multiple mentors in the city to choose from, located in the city and surrounding county areas. Now, consider those other schools. How many of them actually bring the instruction to you? We’re not talking prerecorded tutorials, we're talking one-on-one instruction with a professional. If you have a question, all you have to do is ask. The San Diego Recording Connection has been perfecting remote learning for decades. This allows students to access our programs even if they live hundreds or thousands of miles away from the studios they want to learn in. When Covid-19 hit, those other institutions were scrambling to keep pace. Recording Connection set the pace. All you need is a fast enough computer with enough storage space and a reliable internet connection. No matter if you’re in the studio with your mentor or in your home, you’ll get quality education. Expect to put in the same amount of work too, worldwide pandemic or not.

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Professional Audio and Music Production Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

One of the not-so-secret secrets of the music industry is who you know is oftentimes just as important as what you know. Recording Connection programs are designed to give you a solid base of audio engineering or music production. Having a technical foundation is important of course, but how you handle yourself in the studio is just as critical. In a university setting, impressing the professor or fellow students is nice, but are they going to hire you when your education is finished? With the San Diego Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production Program, every day is the day to impress potential employers. Our most successful students show their mentors they take the programs seriously, act responsibly, and work in a professional demeanor. They have been hired by the recording studios they learned, have been hired by other studios based on word of mouth and an impressive portfolio, and a few have even been hired on the spot by touring acts. Because no matter who walks through that studio door, they very well could be looking for an engineer or producer. What kind of first impression are you going to make? How will you make the most of these opportunities? And can you create your own opportunities by bringing work to the studio? These are the lessons you need to learn if you want to make it in the recording industry. Do your job, soak up as much as you can, and make yourself a necessity in the studio and you could find yourself graduating from the program with a job in less than a year. Or you could go to a four-year university and leave with a pat on the back. The decision is yours—which makes more sense?

Audio and Music Programs Available Learn from an Industry Professional in a Real Recording Studio.

Ableton Electronic Music Production

24-Week and 36-Week Programs Available

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.

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Hip Hop & Beat Making

24 Weeks

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.

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Logic Pro Electronic Music Production

20 Weeks

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.

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Music Producing

20 Weeks

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 Producing program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

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Audio Engineering & Music Production

20 Weeks

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.

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Here's what Former San Diego Students have to Say About Recording Connection

First I’d like to say that my experience with RRFC was fantastic starting from when I had first applied until the very end. The customer service was outstanding and I really felt that everyone cared for me and my success. My experience with my mentor Patrick was awesome. Learning and being hands on with a professional makes all the difference because you’re able to see him in action and it’s more of a personal setting rather than a class filled with students. You’re able to pick their brains more as well, due to the personal setting. My academic advisor was brilliant and was always checking up on me and offering his assistance at any time. Only thing I wish I would have done was have a little bit more experience on my end before attending the school but that’s on me. All in all I don’t regret this experience and I’d definitely recommend this institute to anyone interested. Thank you to everyone that I was involved with on this journey.

Christopher Welch in Alpine, California

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San Diego Recording Connection Audio Institute

6320 Riverdale St
San Diego, CA 92120
(858) 256-4680

San Diego Recording Connection Audio Institute

1465 Magnolia Avenue, Suite I
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 493-0083

Email: [email protected]

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