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Santa Ana / California

Recording Connection
Audio School


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 apprentice (extern). One of the smartest ways to break into the music industry in Santa Ana is to apprentice (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.

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!

Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around Santa Ana

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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Learn from Legends

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Logic Electronic Music

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Post Production For Film and TV

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Music Business

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Advanced Audio

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Pro Tools™

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Logic Pro

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We get our students jobs.


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.

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Locations of our Santa Ana area campuses

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The Santa Ana, California Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


We’ve Got Locations Worldwide.

The Recording Connection has locations all over the states, the U.K., Canada and Australia. If you feel like staying in California but want to move to Fresno, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, it doesn’t matter. We’ve got locations almost everywhere.

Hundreds of Locations. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Graduate With Little Or No Debt.

We believe you shouldn't have to take on tens of thousands of dollars in debt in order to get your education. That's why the Recording Connection keeps its tuition low.

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


Your "Classroom" Is a Real Recording Studio.

We put in a real recording studio. No classrooms involved. We pair you with a mentor who is doing exactly what you want to be doing, and he or she teaches you everything. You’ll be learning the business side of the industry while learning your craft. It’s an amazing opportunity.

Advantage: Recording Connection.


Learn One-on-One.

Your mentor will be someone who is actively recording and producing music in the genre that most interests you. He/she will teach you everything one-on-one in a real studio.

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


Gold Records On the Walls. Seriously.

We only partner with producers or engineers who’ve been successful. Our mentors work with the biggest names in music. Needless to say, many of them have Gold and Platinum Records decorating their walls.

Learn from true industry pros. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Job Placement Assistance.

We offer a job placement program for any student who needs help finding a job post-graduation.

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


The School Recommended By the Pros.

Our school is consistently recommended by professional producers and engineers. We’re known as the school that helps break you into the industry..

Endorsements from some of the best in the industry. Advantage: Recording Connection.


From the Jump, You’re On the Inside.

With the Recording Connection, you’re on the inside track from day one. You’re literally past the gate. You’re there, doing your thing. And you’re gaining experience that will carry you forward.

Get on the inside track. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Free Tutoring.

We have a free tutoring program for anyone who wants it.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.



Connections are the life-blood of any creative person's career. They enable you to jump over hurdles, and they provide support and financial stability. You’re going to be swimming in connections when you’re finished with our program.

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