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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)Not like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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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 Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) studio?

On Location, Or Remote.

Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We hit different and here is why:

When Recording Connection was created more than 30 years ago, we wanted to change the educational model for those wanting to learn audio engineering and music production. For so long, students needed to move hundreds of miles to attend a four-year university, sit in a classroom, and take turns on the gear with other students.

For some institutions, that’s still the modus operandi today – although now they’ve tacked on $150,000 of student debt to boot. And what do those graduates have to show for it? A diploma, a photo op, and a hearty slap on the back. With the TAMPA RECORDING CONNECTION, you could already have three years of professional experience under your belt.

That’s because we put you in a PROFESSIONAL TAMPA RECORDING STUDIO on day one so you learn how music is made in today’s world. We place you in a one-on-one situation with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER so you can learn how the experts operate in the studio. We let you choose your schedule so you can maintain a life – we understand you may have bills to pay after all.

One bill you won’t have to pay is a six-figure student loan. Recording Connection audio engineering and music production programs cost a tenth of many four-year universities and take just six to nine months to complete. There are still ebooks to read, exams to take, and attendance is mandatory. But would you rather sit in a classroom or a professional recording studio?

TAMPA RECORDING STUDIOS available in town to help tighten sets or produce new music are the only “classrooms” we care about. And if you’re interested in an audio engineering or music production career, what better way to learn than inside a professional studio with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER?

Along with hands-on learning in a one-on-one situation with a professional audio engineer or music producer, you’ll still be expected to read up on music theory, work on your craft outside of the studio, and show your proficiency throughout the program. But while students in a classroom will be receiving a GPA, you’ll be building your portfolio. What better time to Amplify Your Life than right now?

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!

Recording Connection is Audio Education Upgraded for 2021.
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10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

One of the issues with a “name” university is the fact that you may have to travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles away to attend. Say goodbye to family and friends, quit your job, and so on. With the Tampa Recording Connection, you can keep your commitments in place. After all, you may be working towards a new life in music, but until then, you’ll need to keep one foot in your current life, right? Even when that life gets turned upside down. As 2020 proved, you may not be able to move whenever you want, or even leave your home! But Recording Connection has a plan in place even during a worldwide pandemic. We’ve been providing remote learning for decades to give students great access to our programs. Even though we have more than 250 locations spread across the U.S., you may still be too far away to attend in person. Our remote learning is the ideal solution.

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Elevated Audio and Music Production Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

We’ve created a learning situation where you can learn in a completely immersive environment. Taking cues from an industry insider, learning on the latest gear, and working with clients when you’re ready. You’ll save money, save time, and truly understand what it takes to make it in the music business. We’ll let you in on a not-so-little secret: WHO you know is just as important as WHAT you know. You could have all the talent in the world, but if nobody knows you, it won’t mean a whole lot. And that’s where Recording Connection provides potentially the biggest key to your success: Opportunity. Because we place you in a working studio, opportunities come to you on a daily basis. It could be a green up-and-comer, it could be a regional act, or it could be a touring star. Or it could just be cleaning up the studio, emptying garbage cans, and rechecking the equipment. Even on those slow days, there are still plenty of opportunities to show your mentor that you’re serious about a career in the industry. We find the most successful graduates are the ones who act responsibly, absorb all the information they can, and rarely take a day off. Mentors, clients, and other music producers tend to remember those students that make themselves indispensable. It’s that work ethic that will get you hired. Bringing in talent is another great way to show your value. With us you may find that you’re offered a job either by the studio you’ve been learning in, or at other studios, based on the good word of your mentor. We’ve had students hired on the spot for touring artists and groups, even though they were still in the middle of their program! Opportunities like these don’t always present themselves in the working world - with the Recording Connection, we bring them to you on a regular basis. But it all comes down to you and how you handle these situations. Consider our programs a six-to-nine-month interview. You won’t need a tie, but you will need to show your worth.

Audio and Music Programs Available Learn from an Industry Professional in a Real Recording Studio.

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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