Blake LaGrange graduated in 2009 from Recording Connection under mentor Steve Weatherbee of Golden Track Studio, San Diego. “If you are already doing what you love and you go through the program using the resources at Recording Connection, you can succeed,” Blake said during a visit to Los Angeles Center Studios this week. Blake comes from a place of personal experience, as he currently owns and operates two of his own studios with a focus on EDM music.
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Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around St. Louis
Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.
Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)
Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)
Music Producing Program
Hip Hop Producer Program
Live Sound Engineer
Learn from Legends
Logic Electronic Music
Post Production For Film and TV
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Top Recording Engineers, Famous Music Producers, Heavyweight Industry Figures
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.
Your St. Louis, Missouri
Recording School Alternative
Your ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI AUDIO RECORDING SCHOOL
Looking for a great St. Louis Audio Engineering School? Look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only school that hooks you up as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual St. Louis recording studio, working directly with the pros as you learn mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (video game music, acid house, dub fusion, electronica and more), post production audio and electronic DJ. There’s no better way to get started in the recording industry in St. Louis than to apprentice (extern) inside a St. Louis recording studio–and no better school than the RECORDING CONNECTION to get your foot in the door.
Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to an audio engineering trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you can go to audio engineering school in a real recording studio. Be smart, get on the inside track, and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program available.
Located in eastern Missouri where the Missouri River flows into the Mississippi, St. Louis is often called the ‘Gateway to the West.’ Musically speaking, St. Louis has served as a gateway as well, being a key part of the evolution of genres such as jazz, blues, country and bluegrass–and in recent days, alt-rock, punk and even rap. A number of notable bands and artists (past and present) have ties to St. Louis, including ragtime great Scott Joplin, soul singer Tina Turner, rock legend Chuck Berry, jazz greats Miles Davis and David Sanborn, singer/songwriter Cheryl Crow, and rappers Akon and Nelly, just to name a few.
Today, the music scene continues to be strong and active, with local and touring acts regularly performing in town, and with plenty of venues and recording studios to accommodate bands and artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, St. Louis holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.
With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the recording industry. Through our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, we pair you with a working industry professional who trains you one-on-one during real recording projects, thus putting you close to the action in ways other audio engineering schools can't match. Over 70 percent of our graduates get hired in the recording industry, usually through connections they made while going through our program. You owe it to yourself to see what our St. Louis Audio Engineering School can do for your career.
Success Stories from Students In St. Louis, MO
Apply your training from your mentor to hands-on recording sessions.
“My mentor and I had a great conversation about my reading for week 7, and I had lots of questions. My mentor is so awesome and willing to talk and answer all my questions. After my lesson, I was lucky enough once again to sit in on a recording session…I helped the rest of the night with the session and was able to see everything we just talked about in the lesson.”
-- Dustin Bannister, Bonne Terre, Missouri
Learn how to work with clients from the recording engineers themselves.
"This was week 3 with my mentor, and I learned a lot that I had previously overlooked. For instance, I was unaware that when recording guitar amplifiers, dynamic microphones are recommended vs. condensers. One of the studio engineers and I experimented with micing a guitar amp with 3 different microphones at once. After this, we recorded a bit of guitar, where the engineer had me experiment with mixing the 3 recorded signals together in order to get a nice, and blended, guitar sound. He also showed me how you could get different effects by messing with the EQ on the board in the recording control room…I am learning a lot every time I set foot in the door to my mentor's studio, and I feel comfortable with asking any questions I might have. Each week I am in the Recording Connection, I grow more and more excited."
-- Stephanie Sandman, St. Louis, Missouri
Contact the St. Louis Recording Connection
7733 Forstyth Blvd
Ste 1100 #11053
St. Louis, MO 63105
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Mo-Sa 11:00 - 20:00
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.Read our student success stories.
The St. Louis, Missouri Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
With hundreds of locations throughout the U.S., plus many more throughout Canada, the U.K. and Australia, the Recording Connection is the most accessible audio school in the world. With multiple locations in St. Louis, we can train you near where you live.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Tuition is Affordable.
You don’t have to worry about our tuition driving you deeper and deeper into debt. We keep our tuition affordable so you just have to worry about networking, learning, gaining experience, and launching a career as a music producer or audio engineer.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Classrooms Are a Way Of the Past.
In St. Louis, place you in a real recording studio to learn the ropes as an apprentice (extern). No classrooms with our program—all learning happens on-the-job.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
Learn the Correct Way: From a Mentor.
In addition to studying in a real recording studio, you will learn from a mentor, a professional audio engineer or music producer who trains you one-on-one.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Mentors Are Successful.
You’ll be learning from some of the best producers and engineers alive. They've worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including 50 Cent, Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. Gold and Platinum records are quite common.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Job Placement Assistance Post-Graduation.
You’ll be eligible for our employment assistance program if you need help finding a job after graduation.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Endorsed By Thousands In the Music Industry.
We are endorsed by some of the most successful industry pros in the world. We're known as the school that breaks people into the industry.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Build Your Network From the Inside.
A contributing factor to your success is that the people around you perceive you as an insider. This is ten times easier when you are literally inside the recording studio multiple times a week.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
If you get stuck on an assignment, we’ll be able to help you with our free tutoring program, anytime you need it.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections Are the Way To Success.
The connections you’ll make over the course of this program are extremely important. These are people who will be able to get you work and vouch for you. It’s important to not only make those connections and relationships, but also to maintain them.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.