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Make or record any form of popular or avant-garde music. Learn Pro Tools in a real studio.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

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Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private apprenticeship sessions from a professional music producer.

Tuition: Just $9800
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- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

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A Top San Francisco Studio

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by apprenticing 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.

Tuition: Just $9800
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- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Microphone design, Sound Systems
- Dynamics Range, Headroom, Harmonic Distortion
- Input and Output Impedance, Indoor / Outdoor Sound
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

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A Top San Francisco Studio

Now that you have been educated and trained in audio, you must show the industry that you have the necessary credentials. The best way to do this is to become certified. The Recording Connection Certification Programs in Pro Tools™ do just that.

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- 2 or hours of preparation with an award-winning Audio Engineer and Music Producer via Skype.
- Written / Practical Exams
- Certification Award
- Custom logo for your resume
- Elevated Job Placement Status, and More!

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You can't get more inside music business access than this course. Gain an understanding the world of agents, managers, labels, royalties, 360 deals, copyrights, concert riders and more.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- A&R, Marketing, Publicity and Promotion
- Record Labels - Sales, Legal & Business Affairs
- Music Publishing and Compensation
- Artist, Producer, & Songwriter Management
- And much more.

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Apprentice under the legends of the music industry who have made the greatest music of all time. We offer private access to the recording-industry leaders who’ve crafted records for U2, Frank Sinatra, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Hole, Nirvana, Sam Cooke, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more.

Tuition: Just $9800
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- Learn what you want from the BEST in the business.
- Audio Engineering and Music Producing
- Music Business, A&R, Publishing
- Advanced Audio
- And much more.

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A Top San Francisco Studio

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Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private apprenticeship sessions from a professional music producer.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

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A Top San Francisco Studio

Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.strong> Take your beat-making and hip hop music to the biggest stage by apprenticing (externing) on the inside with a major Hip Hop Producer in their recording studio.

Tuition: Just $9800
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- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Music Fundamentals, Songwriting, Elements of Style
- Sequencing, MIDI, History of 808s
- EQ, Dynamic Processing, Effects, Mixing / Mastering
- Music Publishing
- Logic Pro software, and much more.

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A Top San Francisco Studio

Featuring Hands-On Ableton Live or Logic Pro Training with Private Instruction from noted EDM producers and DJs.

Tuition: Starts at $3500
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- Ableton Live Fundamentals
- MIDI, Comppsition and Instrumentation, Finalizing
- Sound Design and Audio Processing
- Editing, Mixing
- Advanced Techniques, Instrument and Effect Racks, Drum Racks
- LIVE with Ableton Live
- Arranging, Advanced Vocals, Advanced Mixing/Mastering

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San Francisco / California

Recording Connection
Audio School


The San Francisco Recording Connection Audio School

Welcome to the San Francisco RECORDING CONNECTION, the school that puts you in the heart of the action, working as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual San Francisco recording studio where you will learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dubstep, trance, trip hop, house music, acid house and more), live DJ, and post production audio. Make no mistake, one of the smartest ways to break into the recording industry in San Francisco, CA is to start inside a San Francisco recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.

20-50 thousand dollars to go to recording school; you can go to recording school in a real recording studio for far less. Play it smart–learn the skills you need directly from the pros in a real-world environment, making vital industry contacts along the way. Our recording school alternative you in the door effectively and affordably.

To APPLY for our San Francisco Recording School, click here.

Situated next to beautiful San Francisco Bay in northern California, San Francisco is a major hub for tourism, art and culture. Although its music scene is not as high-profile as that of Los Angeles or Nashville, it is definitely influential. In fact, San Francisco was a major player in the evolution of modern rock music, thanks in part to the historic “Summer of Love” in the Haight-Ashbury district in the late 1960s, and the spawning of such classic rock acts as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin. San Francisco is also known for its historic venue The Fillmore, which was a hub for the psychedelic rock movement.

Since the 60s, the number of notable musicians and bands with ties to San Francisco and surrounding cities of the bay has grown too long to name them all.  Artists and bands such as Counting Crows, Train, Third Eye Blind, Carlos Santana, Courtney Love and Huey Lewis are just a few on the list.

Today, San Francisco continues to nurture a vibrant music scene, with plenty of live venues and recording studios to accommodate the needs of both local and major label artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you'll find a multitude of opportunities in San Francisco–and thanks to our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, the RECORDING CONNECTION gets you into the center of the action. Enroll in our San Francisco Recording School today, and discover why over 70% of our graduates get permanent industry jobs!



Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around San Francisco

Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.

Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)

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Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)

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Music Producing Program

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Hip Hop Producer Program

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Audio Certification

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Live DJ

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Live Sound Engineer

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Logic Electronic Music

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Post Production For Film and TV

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We get our students jobs.

72%

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.

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Many of the legendary producers
in San Francisco endorse our school. Are you ready?

Top Recording Engineers, Famous Music Producers, Heavyweight Industry Figures

Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt

RECORDING
CONNECTION
$9,800
%
TRADE
SCHOOL
$22,000 + $20,500*
%
2-YEAR
JR. COLLEGE
$44,000 + $61,000*
%
4-YEAR TRADITIONAL COLLEGE$88,000 + $122,000*
*Average Accrued Interest Charges

Sources: Sallie Mae student loan calculator - Nerd Wallet - Best Value Schools - Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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One On One Training From Industry Pros. Low Tuition – Convenient Locations To You. There is absolutely no obligation or application fee, and we will not share your information with anyone. We take your privacy seriously

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Audio School
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Watch how we teach audio through our mentor apprentice method of education. Learn more about the pros from whom you will learn professional recording techniques, where our courses are taught, what professional audio engineers and music producers think about our programs, and more.

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Your San Francisco, California
Recording School Alternative

Contact the San Francisco Recording Connection

555 California Street, Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 592-6860

Email: [email protected]

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

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

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Locations of our San Francisco area campuses

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The San Francisco, California Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


1

Locations Worldwide.

The San Francisco area is a wonderful place to go to school for audio engineering. The Recording Connection has locations there and all over the state of California. We also have audio engineering schools all over the world.

Hundreds of locations. Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Low Tuition—Graduate With Little or No Debt.

The Recording Connection music production school believes you shouldn't have to carry huge amounts of debt to go to school. That's why we purposefully keep our tuitions low.

Affordable tuition, no hidden fees. Advantage: Recording Connection.

3

Study In a Recording Studio.

We don't believe in classrooms. As a Recording Connection apprentice (extern), you'll be trained on-the-job in a real recording studio with real bands and artists coming in to a record. Furthermore, a real producer/engineer will be your instructor.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

One-on-One Instruction.

You’ll be instructed one on one in the ways of music production. You’ll learn everything there is to know about engineering and producer. You’ll be learning all of this from a mentor who has been working in the industry for ten or twenty years.

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

5

Our Mentors Have Lots Of Gold Records.

We are very selective about who can become a Recording Connection mentor. We know that our mentors are our brand, so we’re very picky about who we accept. Not surprisingly, our mentors work with the biggest names in music, and many of them have Gold and Platinum records on their walls.

Learn from true industry professionals with real accolades. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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6

Real Job Placement Assistance.

We offer true job placement assistance for the first twelve months after you graduate from our school. We’re determined to help you find work.

We don't just give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We help you find work. Advantage: Recording Connection.

7

Recommended by the Industry Pros.

More industry pros endorse the Recording Connection than any other audio school. They all agree that our school works and it’s really the only way to hedge your bets on breaking into the industry.

Many Industry Pros recommend us. Advantage: Recording Connection.

8

On the Inside Track from Day One.

From the get-go, you’ll be working in a real recording studio. You’ll be on the inside track from the beginning, gaining loads of real-world experience. When other recording school graduates start knocking on the door, you'll be the one who answers it.

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

9

Free Tutoring.

You’ll have free tutoring at any point in our program. All you have to do is ask for it and we’ll be there to help.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Connections. Lots of Connections.

Connections are the lifeblood of any creative industry. You need to know people in order to get your work out there. You need to get your work out there in order to get jobs. It’s a chicken and egg situation. But not with us. We help you gain the connections that you need in order to succeed.

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


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