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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 Santa Ana studio?

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Looking for a practical, affordable recording school in Santa Ana, California? The RECORDING CONNECTION is the audio engineering school that gets you in the door of a real Santa Ana recording studio, where you will learn the arts of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), post production audio and club DJ, as a student audio extern. One of the smartest ways to break into the music industry in Santa Ana is to extern in a real recording studio in Santa Ana and the Los Angeles area–and we’re the school that puts you there.

You don’t have to go deep into debt in order to get a quality education in music production; we can train you inside a real recording studio for a surprisingly affordable rate. Get on the inside track, and learn to record and produce directly from the pros. Our recording school alternative offers a highly effective way to launch your music industry career by training you on-the-job.

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While itself home to about 325,000 people, Santa Ana, California serves as the county seat for the 3-million strong Orange County, which in turn is part of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolitan area (home to nearly 13 million people). As such, Santa Ana not only hosts its own music scene, but is also connected to one of the busiest music industry hubs on the planet. Not only is this music scene home to such notable bands and artists as The Beach Boys, The Doors, Guns N’ Roses, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyed Peas and many others, but there are very few major acts who have not recorded in local recording studios in this area.

Santa Ana itself is home to a number of high-quality recording studios, providing real-world learning opportunities that can’t be found in any college or trade school classroom. If you desire to become a music producer, audio engineer or mastering engineer, the RECORDING CONNECTION can help turn one of these studios into your personal classroom.

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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Our advantage is our innovative mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. With our program, you will not spend a single day in a campus classroom; instead, we place you as a student apprentice (extern) in a real Santa Ana recording studio, where a highly experienced audio engineer or music producer will personally mentor you one-on-one. As you participate in actual recording projects in the studio, you will gain valuable on-the-job experience as well as make powerful connections with many other industry professionals, giving you a distinct advantage in the job market. Why wait? Enroll in our Santa Ana recording school today, and discover why over 70 percent of our students get hired!

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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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Santa Ana Recording Connection Audio Institute

2800 S Main Street Ste I
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(657) 229-4940

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