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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 Jose studio?

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Looking for a great San Jose AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL? Look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION, the AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL that hooks you up as an audio student extern inside an actual San Jose recording studio, where you will learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trance, trip hop, house music, acid house and more), post production audio and electronic DJ. In San Jose, one of the best ways to make a start in the recording industry is to extern in one of San Jose’s recording studios–and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.

You don’t have to spend 20-50 thousand dollars to go to audio engineering school; we can train you in a real recording studio for far less. Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school is a highly effective and affordable way to start your audio engineering career.

To APPLY for our San Jose AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL, click here.

San Jose, California sits near the south end of the San Francisco Bay Area, serving as home to over a million people. While being convenient to the music activity of San Francisco, and within driving distance of Los Angeles, San Jose has its own vibrant music scene as well, being home to numerous live venues and recording studios, and seeing its share of performances from both local and major acts. Notable bands and musical artists with ties to San Jose include Smash Mouth, The Doobie Brothers, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, singer/songwriter Randy Stonehill, and Fleetwood Mac band members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, just to name a few.

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!

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If you are looking at a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, there is plenty of activity in San Jose to keep you busy and give you opportunities to learn–and the San Jose RECORDING CONNECTION is just the school to get you hooked up with those opportunities.  Our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach pairs you with a working audio professional who teaches you one-on-one while you work on real recording and audio projects, making important contacts of your own along the way. Enroll in our AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL today, and let us get you on track toward a successful career in audio.

Success Stories from Students Near San Jose, CA

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"My training this week with my mentor was an Introduction to the Console, as well as more training in signal flow. Now that I have reached my 5th week with my mentor, things are going a lot smoother. I am now really starting to understand the process of recording, and I’ve gotten to meet other producers from my mentors’ facility. I have now gotten to know my mentor much better and I am able to come in to the studio whenever I have free time…I really value the time I spend at the studio because every time I’m there I learn something new."
Abraham Gonzalez, Redwood City, California

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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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You’ve got to put in your effort. You have to show the studio you’re actually going to show up, you’re going to be there, you’re going to work hard, and you know your stuff.
- Recording Connection grad Jake Kiyokane, Los Angeles, CA
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