This is your Real Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) In-Studio Education

Real studio eduation. Real studio connections.

An Immersive
Audio Education

From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of typical schools. Work directly with accomplished engineers, producers, and music industry veterans at one of our fully-equipped local studios across the country.

Programs

Looking to land a career as a Music Producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private sessions from a professional music producer.

Music Producing Details

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

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. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

Hip Hop / Beat Making Details

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

Live Sound Details

Our Live DJ Apprentice Program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. It's the ultimate all-access pass to the music-performance business. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

Live DJ Details

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. ou can't get more inside music business access than this course. Become a music Mogul.

Music Business Details

Learn Post Audio while apprenticing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, this course is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details

Collaborate with legendary music producers and learn from the most qualified professionals in the industry, who’ve crafted records for U2, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Hole, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more.

Learn from Legends Details

Learn Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools. Apprentice under a legendary electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio. 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.

Electronic Music Production Details

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified you are showing over 5,000 Producers and Engineers worldwide that you have what it takes to work for them as both and an assistant engineer and an Engineer/Producer.

Audio Certification Details

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Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)

Recording Connection Locations

Our "Near Me" Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Campus Locations

Learn in a recording studio in or near Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota).

  • Seminole
  • Indian Shores
  • Soho District
  • River Grove
  • Audubon Park
  • Maryland Manor
  • Live Oaks Square
  • Rattlesnake
  • Safety Harbor
  • Trinity
  • Edgemoor
  • Historic Kenwood
  • Highland Oaks
  • Gulfport
  • Patriot Square
  • Bayside
  • Brandon
  • Clearwater
  • Palm Harbor
  • Treasure Island
  • Madeira Beach
  • Ruskin
  • Palmetto
  • Bradenton
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About Our Audio School in Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Meet our Faculty
And Advisors

Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?

Bo Davis Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Engineer

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Bo Davis Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Engineer

Background

Sonic Recording was built from the ground up in 1989 by Bo Davis. The studio has always maintained an old school approach with an MCI JH 2″ 24-track recorder and Sound Workshop 34C analog console. Complementing the analog approach is a collection of top of the line, industry standard microphones from Neumann, Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Royer, beyerdynamic and more. We’ve also got mastering quality A/D D/A convertors as part of our top-of-the-line Pro Tools HD rig.

Our analog tape and Pro Tools HD has connected the best of the old and the new technology while providing industry standard tools to compete in today’s marketplace. Getting all that great sound into Pro Tools is done with multiple Lynx Aurora convertors and mic pre’s from API, Universal Audio and our vintage analog console. Our collection of plugins includes companies such as Universal Audio, Waves, SPL, Plugin Alliance, Antares, Steven Slate Digital and much more.

The facility is a stand-alone building custom designed recording studio and covers over 2000 square feet. Advanced sound treatment includes non-parallel walls and ceilings plus quadratic residue diffusers in the back of the control room using a LEDE (live-end, dead-end) design. The main tracking room has wood floors and wall treatment and is the largest in SWFL. Drums sound incredible in this space and all tracking areas have tall, angled ceilings, even our adjoining isolation rooms. Even the lounge has a great sound for tracking!

Services: Albums, EP’s, singles, demos; tracking, analog or digital; mixing; overdubs; song production, composition, co-writing, arranging and programming; instrument instruction; audio consulting; and graphics. We can work with whole bands or singer/songwriters. If you don’t have the whole band we can supply top session players for just about any genre. Say you have guitars and vocals recorded at your home studio but don’t have the room or mics to record drums, we can help. We can handle files from Pro Tools, Garage Band, Sonar or any DAW that supports the OMF file format. Got the tracking done but need a great mix? We can help with that too.

We have established relationships with designers who can develop your artwork, CD cover art and any other typesetting you need. We also know a select group of videographers as well as equipment rentals when you’re ready to make a video from your music.

You can follow some of our current projects on our Facebook page. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions there as well!

From our Cape Coral location, we serve musicians in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs and all the rest of Southwest Florida. We’re only minutes from US 41 and I-75 and are close to shopping, restaurants and lodging. Coming in from out of town? It’s hard to beat the weather here in sunny Southwest Florida.

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DJ Axenzo Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Live DJ

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DJ Axenzo Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Live DJ

Background

Axenzo had recently graduated San Diego State University with a degree in mechanical engineering when he found that having achieved a major life goal, namely getting a degree to make his parents happy, had quite an interesting effect on him. Now that he’d achieved that, what else was possible? What could he achieve if he pursued something he was downright passionate about—music.

While an engineering student, Axenzo had tried to double in music but the classes weren’t stimulating and were “very theoretical” with nothing practical or new to offer. Brewing at the back of his mind for years been the idea of learning how to produce EDM. While it wasn’t a choice his mother would consider practical, to him it was the natural conclusion. Axenzo was an active EDM explorer who attended shows regularly, a lifelong musician who played guitar and piano, and even wrote melodies on a whim. Music was just the thing going on in his mind.

After completing his college degree with high marks, Axenzo spent a number of months training with a professional EDM music mentor who taught him Pro Tools and Logic with direct, one-on-one lessons. Although he already knew how to play a couple instruments he’d never set his hands on a DAW. Nevertheless he excelled fast, and consistently challenged himself while getting hands-on training and tips from his music mentor, a longtime engineer and EDM producer himself. During his time in the program Axenzo was able to create his own EDM songs, first starting on MIDI, then composing from within a digital environment. Crossing the bridge from having to play and record, to creating digitally “opened a door” for the EDM creator and DJ.

In the two years since graduating the program, Axenzo has built a promising career in EDM as a DJ who has opened for Bob Sinclar, Robin Schulz, Steve Aoki, Marshmello, Borgeous, Nicky Romero, among others. Nevertheless, for him DJing and especially composing new material as a producer is a never ending journey. The great unifier isn’t by genre or culture for the rising talent. Regularly dipping into multiple genres and researching far and wide, Axenzo is in quest of something singularly specific: “I’m trying to create something that every time people listen to my tracks they’ll know it’s me. That’s my focus right now. I’m working on it every day.”

Now, the melodies and musical ideas Axenzo used to write on a whim are being put to use professionally as he divides his workdays between producing new material and performing at venues. He says, he’s even got a surefire way of capturing the music when it hits: “I open the recorder on my phone and just sing the melody to myself. Even if I’m in the shower, I’ll get out and record it.”

Now versed in Ableton as well as Logic and Pro Tools, Axenzo is fluent in the various DAWS and he’s confident in his capacity to continually explore and grow as an artist. And as for future goals, he’s got a few: “I definitely would like to play in big festivals. Hopefully at Ultra Miami, EDC Las Vegas, and I would like to go worldwide. I’m working on it. I know there’s lots of competition, but I think nothing is impossible.”

As for the time he spent as an apprentice in the program, Axenzo says, “It was an amazing journey. I am extremely thankful.”

Axenzo currently performs weeklies at The Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas, Nevada, and The Pool House and Sunset Vibes in San Diego, California.

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Artists

Bob Sinclair,Marshmello,Steve Aoki,Robin Schulz,Borgeous,Nicku Romero,DJ Chuckie,WandW

Kevin Sharpe Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Producer / Engineer

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Kevin Sharpe Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Producer / Engineer

Background

Kevin Sharpe is an Emmy Award winning producer, engineer, and keyboardist. He has produced, recorded or mixed many fine artists. Click here to see a list of credits.

Kevin began recording at the age of 15 years old with a 4 track Teac reel to real, a Yamaha mixer, Moog synth and a broken drum machine. Soon he was recording local bands and the neighbors dog. After years of making noise and honing his recording skills he opened a small studio in Troy, Michigan. twenty five years and a couple of thousand bands later, he still gets chills while mixing a great song.

As a producer, Kevin is 100 percent committed to doing whats best for the song, while preserving the unique chemistry of the preforming artist or band. By making the recording process work for the music, the artists vision shines through to the finished product. After all it is always about the music!

Kevin attended Oakland University before studying music at Rochester College. After completing his education, he has taken several courses at The Berklee College of Music.

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Graylyn “Gino” Claiborne gets hired by his mentor’s studio after graduating!Aver

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Artists

Critical Bill
My BedBugs
Coven
David Shelby
Avery Sharpe
Mazinga
Blue Snaggletooth
Tiles

Gregory Hainer Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Post Production

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Gregory Hainer Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Post Production

Background

Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer is an interesting case. Usually our Recording mentors work primarily in the music industry but Gregory has made a successful career for himself in music as well as film, television, and video game entertainment as a music composer, voice over specialist, Sound FX designer and mixer on numerous projects including: Plants vs. Zombies 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Guild Wars 2, Prince of Egypt, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, We Were Soldiers, Dishonored, Black Hawk Down, and many more.

Gregory does most of his work from Scorpio Sound, his boutique studio located in the Hollywood Hills. His unique skills-set, talent, and setup enables him to do work larger audio studios can’t. “From a client’s perspective, I own the studio, so there is no middle management overhead to worry about because the owner/operator is also the creative head. This means I have the freedom to choose to spend a little more time with my clients in order to get things perfect versus having to be out of a studio by a specific time.” Specialty might as well be Gregory’s middle name. “I get quite a few calls for the most unusual or difficult to design stuff that many in-house teams can’t quite seem to pull off convincingly, such as creating sounds for creatures, magic spells, sci-fi effects, light sabers and the like. But I will also get the occasional call to do the less-fun direct stuff like cleaning up poorly recorded production audio from a film, or digging out inaudible archival dialogue from excessive background noise.”

On top of working in the film, TV, and video game industries Gregory also takes on Recording Connection apprentices and teaches them about both the industry and the craft of audio engineering.

Articles

RC grad Andrew Holscher reports back on his Eddie Kramer Experience
Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer on Vibe and Flow

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Artists

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Fallout 4
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
Toxin
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Pirate101
Dishonored
Lost Souls
Wildstar
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
Jurassic Park
Quake II
Dishonored 2

Josh Monroy Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Producer / Engineer

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Josh Monroy Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Producer / Engineer

Background

Recording Connection mentor Josh Monroy is proof-positive that getting in and showing your commitment to the craft, day-in and day-out, can launch your career to unprecedented heights. With more than a decade in the music industry, Josh “Igloo” Monroy has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Quincy Jones, to The Notorious B.I.G. The seasoned engineer/composer/producer is also known for his longtime work with iconic artist Ludacris. An Atlanta native, Josh recently answered the call to come out to Los Angeles and is now co-owner of Studio 1 Zero. His most recent success includes the work he’s done on JoJo’s critically-acclaimed album Mad Love, which includes three tracks recorded, produced, and co-written by the multifaceted music professional.

Articles

RC mentor Josh Monroy Talks How He Got Hired by Ludacris and Doing JoJo’s “Mad Love”

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Ira Parker Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Producer / Engineer

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Ira Parker Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Producer / Engineer

Background

A true music industry veteran, Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker is the owner and chief producer/engineer for Maximus Music Records, one of the top recording studios in Charlotte, NC, serving clients like Jadakiss, DMX and many others. As a Recording Connection mentor, Ira is passionate about training up new talent and always looks for opportunities to push his students to expand their skills.

Articles

NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker on pushing the limits
Wes Hagy: From Mechanical Engineering to Audio Engineering

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Artists

Zaytoven Beats
Jadakiss
Royce da 5'9
Chevy Woods
Rocko
Joe Budden
Dj ESudd (2Chainz DJ)
prod. Dame Grease
prod Billionaire Boy Scout
Crime Mob's Diamond
Travis Porter
Treach
Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P)
DMX
prod Buckwild
Slim of 112
CTE's Blood Raw
Universal Records
Cash Money Records
Bad Bo
Kane Beatz
Wiz Khalifa
Nicki Minaj
Kevin Gates
Kid Ink
Travie McCoy
and Rich Homie Quan (Amongst many more)

Jeramy Roberts Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Producer / Label Founder

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Jeramy Roberts Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Producer / Label Founder

Background

Jeramy Roberts is an EDM producer, composer, DJ and Ableton educator located in Austin, Texas. As founder of the Electronic Musician’s Guild, his approach combines the creative and the pragmatic—an ethos that’s dedicated to helping his students get their music out into the digital marketplace and distributed on major platforms.

Jeramy has sold his songs and records in dozens of countries around the world. He has broken the Top 100 spot in numerous international sales charts and even his former students have hit #2 in Amazon’s House Top 100 while training under his direction. A loyal lover of EDM and the great local EDM scene in Austin, Jeramy Roberts is serious about helping today’s most driven and committed newcomers create productive, rewarding careers in music.

Articles

#IZCONNECTED 62 | Jeramy Roberts - How To Monetize Your EDM
Recording Connection mentor Jeramy Roberts talks about the new music industry and creating your own job within it

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Mehul Tolia Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Mentor

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Mehul Tolia Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Mentor

Misha Kachkachishvili Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Engineer

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Misha Kachkachishvili Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Engineer

Background

An established audio engineer/producer based in New Orleans, Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili is an industry veteran whose client list includes names like Solange Knowles, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Janelle Monae, Taj Mahal, T-Bone Burnett and many others. A few years ago, he purchased a historic church left decimated by Hurricane Katrina, chose to keep the church’s historic pipe organ donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and converted the space into what is now Esplanade Studios, the largest recording studio in Louisiana (and one of the most prestigious).

Articles

A Day in the Life of Our Student
Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili on working with artists and finding opportunity

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Artists

Kendrick Lamar
Eric Clapton
Willie Nelson
Dr. John
David Crosby
Bonnie Raitt
Joe Jackson
Elvis Costello
Rickie Jones
Irma Thomas
Van Morrison
Mary J Blige
Common
Janelle Monae
Mary J Blige
Solange Knowles
Sean Combs
Young Jeezy
Lil Boosie
Ana Popovic
Metric
Kim Burrell
John Legend
Rebirth
Juvenile

Scott Lee Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Studio Manager

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Scott Lee Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Studio Manager

Background

In 1996, Scotty became Production Manager for the powerhouse production team, The Characters. It was during this time that Scott worked on numerous Platinum and Gold albums, including releases by SWV, Johnny Gill, Tyrese, B2K, Brian McKnight, Petey Pablo, and Faith Evans. Scotty has been lending his expertise in Studio and Production Management at Engine Room Audio since 2006.

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Artists

Trey Songz
50 Cent
SWV
Johnny Gill
Tyrese
B2K
Brian McKnight
Petey Pablo
Faith Evans.

Mark Christensen Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Mastering Engineer

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Mark Christensen Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Mastering Engineer

Background

Head Mastering Engineer and owner of Engine Room Audio in New York city. Starting his music career as a guitar player in numerous garage bands, Mark was the owner of the first Tascam Portastudio 4 Track Cassette Recorder in Colorado. He has spent the ensuing thirty years staring at knobs and meters. Recent projects include Mastering for They Might Be Giants, Mr Probz, The Killers, 50cent, Trey Songz, Dr. Dre, and OK GO.

Mark and Engine Room Audio have been the recipient of multiple Grammy awards, and have been lucky enough to have been involved with a pile of Gold and Platinum award winning records. In early 2012 Christensen mastered the first single off Trey Songz’ album Chapter V, titled “Heart Attack,” which was produced by Benny Blanco and Rico Love.Around that time he mastered a track for Pauly D on G-Note Records as well, and he worked with the Italian rap group Club Dogo in June 2012. Signed to Universal Music Group, the group’s members DJ Don Joe and engineer Andrea “db” Debernardi flew to New York to mix and master an album with Christensen. Their resulting single “Cattivi Esempi” reached #2 on the Italian music charts. Christensen’s other mastering projects in 2012 included the alt-rock band Weep’s album Alate and the Trey Songz album Chapter V, which reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Also that September, 50 Cent was in the studio with Christensen to master his single “New Day,” which features Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys. The song was mixed by Eminem before mastering.

In 2013 Mark starting working with the artist “Mr Probz”, initially on his album “The Treatment” and the single “Waves” and new material including the single “Nothing Really Matters”. On 27 April 2014, Waves debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after selling 127,000 copies in its first week. As of October 2014, it was the fourth-biggest selling single of 2014 in the UK, with sales of 758,000. The song also peaked at number one in Australia (currently 3x platinum), Austria (currently gold), Germany (currently 5x platinum), Italy (currently 3x platinum), Sweden (currently 5x platinum) and Switzerland (currently 1x platinum). In the United States, the remix reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart for the issue dated 16 August 2014 and is currently 1x Platinum.

Engine Room Audio in 2014 continued to work on projects by both 50 Cent and Trey Songz, with Christensen mastering albums such as 50 Cent’s Animal Ambition. Other recent mastering projects include Collide by Boyz II Men and Game Changer by Johnny Gill. Christensen’s associated projects had been nominated for five Grammy Awards as of 2015, winning two of them. At that point Christensen had also worked on over 24 Billboard chart top ten hits, and around 25 of the releases had gone platinum or gold. Christensen is an official “mentor” at Recording Connection, a New York-based school for music recording. He also periodically chairs and moderates audio engineering panels at music industry events.

Articles

Recording Connection mentor Mark Christensen
Engine Room Audio completes work on 50 Cent, Trey Songz albums!
From Newcastle, Australia to New York, New York, Darren Fewins Gets Going!
Mark Christensen of Engine Room Audio NYC talks Student Success rates with Brian Kraft

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Artists

They Might Be Giants
Mr.Probz
OK GO
The Killers
98 Degrees
Alicia Keys
Boyz II Men
Trey Songz
Tony Braxton
50 Cent
The Rooks
Blue Woods
Ryan Leslie
Talib Kweli
The Killers
Dr. Dre


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Meet Some of Our

Students

For Recording Connection mentor Wyatt Oates, Being Proactive is the Prerequisite

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April Edwards Takes Charge, Lands Job as Engineer and Studio Manager!

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Recording Connection mentor Lij Shaw’s Cautionary Tale

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Mike Brown’s Trip from Heartbreak to EP

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Leland Kracher on MOJO and Getting his Groove Back (the smart way)

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How Recording Connection grad Michael Shelton Found his Way

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Top Tips on Studio Etiquette

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Recording Connection mentor and Berklee grad Pablo Reynoso on Capturing Good Music

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Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Studios


Spotlight on Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) Mentor

Bo Davis

Bio

Sonic Recording was built from the ground up in 1989 by Bo Davis. The studio has always maintained an old school approach with an MCI JH 2″ 24-track recorder and Sound Workshop 34C analog console. Complementing the analog approach is a collection of top of the line, industry standard microphones from Neumann, Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Royer, beyerdynamic and more. We’ve also got mastering quality A/D D/A convertors as part of our top-of-the-line Pro Tools HD rig.

Our analog tape and Pro Tools HD has connected the best of the old and the new technology while providing industry standard tools to compete in today’s marketplace. Getting all that great sound into Pro Tools is done with multiple Lynx Aurora convertors and mic pre’s from API, Universal Audio and our vintage analog console. Our collection of plugins includes companies such as Universal Audio, Waves, SPL, Plugin Alliance, Antares, Steven Slate Digital and much more.

The facility is a stand-alone building custom designed recording studio and covers over 2000 square feet. Advanced sound treatment includes non-parallel walls and ceilings plus quadratic residue diffusers in the back of the control room using a LEDE (live-end, dead-end) design. The main tracking room has wood floors and wall treatment and is the largest in SWFL. Drums sound incredible in this space and all tracking areas have tall, angled ceilings, even our adjoining isolation rooms. Even the lounge has a great sound for tracking!

Services: Albums, EP’s, singles, demos; tracking, analog or digital; mixing; overdubs; song production, composition, co-writing, arranging and programming; instrument instruction; audio consulting; and graphics. We can work with whole bands or singer/songwriters. If you don’t have the whole band we can supply top session players for just about any genre. Say you have guitars and vocals recorded at your home studio but don’t have the room or mics to record drums, we can help. We can handle files from Pro Tools, Garage Band, Sonar or any DAW that supports the OMF file format. Got the tracking done but need a great mix? We can help with that too.

We have established relationships with designers who can develop your artwork, CD cover art and any other typesetting you need. We also know a select group of videographers as well as equipment rentals when you’re ready to make a video from your music.

You can follow some of our current projects on our Facebook page. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions there as well!

From our Cape Coral location, we serve musicians in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs and all the rest of Southwest Florida. We’re only minutes from US 41 and I-75 and are close to shopping, restaurants and lodging. Coming in from out of town? It’s hard to beat the weather here in sunny Southwest Florida.

Music Scene in Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)

YOUR TAMPA, FLORIDA AREA RECORDING SCHOOL

The RECORDING CONNECTION may not be the only choice you have among Tampa-St. Petersburg Recording Schools–but we are the only school that gets you inside an actual Tampa-St. Petersburg recording studio where you will work as a recording student apprentice (extern) while you learn your choice of mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), post production audio and electronic DJ. The smartest way to get started in audio recording and engineering in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area is to apprentice (extern) inside a recording school in Tampa, St. Petersburg or Sarasota–and we’re the school that helps you get your foot in the door.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go recording school at a college or trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you can go to recording school in a real recording studio. Make the smart move, get on the inside track, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our recording school is the smartest, most cost efficient program available.

To APPLY for our Tampa-St. Petersburg Recording School, click here.

Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast around Tampa Bay, the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg anchor a greater metro area of over 2.7 million people, encompassing Clearwater, Sarasota and numerous other towns. Although not as high-profile in the music biz as L.A. or Nashville, this area sees a lot of music activity, due in part to the tourist industry and the presence of several area colleges. Tampa, St. Pete and nearby Sarasota all have solid local music scenes; Tampa itself has become known as a hotspot for various forms of metal music, much of which has centers around Morrissound Studios, a high-quality recording facility that has recorded projects by Seven Mary Three, Morbid Angel and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, among others.

Morrissound, of course, isn’t the only recording studio in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area; there are a number of other quality studios accommodating the needs of the broader music community here. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you’ll find plenty of learning opportunities here in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, and the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other recording schools can’t match.

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Learn From Industry Pros

Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s audio programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.

Rolling Stones

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

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Deadmau5

Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5

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Taylor Swift

Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.

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Skrillex

Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection

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Jack White

An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor

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Larry King

Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-apprentice learning approach.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.

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John Mayer

John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection

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U2

Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

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The Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)

Recording Connection Audio School Advantage

1

Locations Worldwide.

The Recording Connection exists everywhere. Anywhere a hungry student wants to learn, we’ll be there. Do you live in Tampa? St. Petersburg? Or anywhere else in Florida? Don’t worry. We’ll set you up with an amazing education right where you live.

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Learn on the Latest Gear When You Attend the Recording Connection.

Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. To survive they need to have the latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means you’ll have plenty of hands-on access to the latest and best equipment available.

Most school's gear is second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Learn In a Recording Studio, Not a Classroom.

We don't believe in classrooms. You can't learn this business sitting in a classroom. That's why in our program, you’ll be learning in a real recording studio. You’ll simultaneously be learning the business and the art of music making. You’ll have a wonderful and unique opportunity to grow both as a person and as an artist.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

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One-on-One Instruction From a Real Pro.

You’ll be learning everything you need from your mentor, who is a working audio engineer or music producer. You’ll be assigned your mentor based on mutual interests. Are you into rap, hip-hop, metal or country? Well, we’ll find you a mentor who can help you out.

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

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Gold Records Line the Walls.

At the Recording Connection, you’ll be learning from the very best. We mean that literally. You’ll be learning how to succeed from people who have already succeeded. You’ll be absorbing the knowledge of award winning producers and engineers, people with Gold and Platinum Records on the walls..

Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Job Placement Assistance. For Real.

If you’re concerned about procuring employment post-graduation, don’t be. We have exactly what you need as a safety net: a true job placement program, should you not be immediately hired out of school.

The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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The Only Recording School Recommended by Thousands of Pros.

You’ll see, given a little time to snoop, that we’re the absolute best audio recording school. You’ll see that we’re amazing both on our own merits and compared to everyone else. That’s why industry vets constantly talk about us.

You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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On the Inside Track.

As you learn in the studio, you’ll be working from the inside. You’ll be picking up insider knowledge. You’ll be two or three steps of every other audio engineering student out there. You’ll have a leg up.

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

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Free Tutoring.

Are you worried about not doing well in your classes? Don’t be. We’ve got a completely free tutoring program that will help you maintain you good grades. You won’t fail because we won’t let you.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Connections.

You’ll be making more contacts that you know what to do with in our school. You’ll be making so many contacts you’ll be practically weighed down with them. Don’t worry. You’ll need them all. These connections can make the difference between success and failure.

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


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