The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School Trenton

Not like any other school:
We. Hit. Different.
 
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.

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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 Trenton 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:

New Jersey is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the nation. Of course, you’ll have to race to register to get the classes that you don’t really want to take, fight for the attention of the professor with other students, and spend four years of your life and pay six figures for the opportunity to do so.

But Recording Connection wonders why you’d want to put yourself through all of that. The TRENTON RECORDING CONNECTION AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL allows you to set your schedule, design a curriculum around your needs, and start at almost any time. No more waiting around for the next semester to start.

And instead of a classroom, we put you in the middle of the action: a real-world TRENTON RECORDING STUDIO. You’ll get one-on-one facetime with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER and learn on gear that the professionals use to make the music you listen to today. And we’re able to offer it at a tenth of the cost of some of those “name” universities and you’ll be done in six to nine months.

We understand that many professions require four, six, and even more years of schooling. But music production is a creative industry, where getting your hands dirty in a professional environment as soon as possible is more beneficial. And that’s what the Recording Connection provides.

You’ll learn how to bring in clients, how to bring clients in, and even how to pay the bills. You’ll help your mentor with small local acts, regional bands, and perhaps an internationally known superstar. But you’ll also learn about music theory, the physical properties of sound, and how to set up a studio to maximize a session.

Obviously, you aren’t allowed into the operating room your first week of med school. But then again, Dr. Dre didn’t have to go to school for four years to become one of the most successful producers of all time. Ask yourself: What makes more sense?



How are we different than other music recording 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!


Endorsed By

Tim Palmer   (U2, Ozzy, The Cure)  
Warren G.   (Legendary Rapper)  
Hans Zimmer   (The Lion King, Inception)  
Ryan Hewitt   (Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
Adam Moseley   (Rush, Wolfmother)  
Common   (Legendary Hip Hop Artist)  
F. Reid Shippen   (Newsboys, Toby Keith)  
Warren Huart   (The Fray, Disturbed)  
Steve Catizone   (U2, Justin Bieber)  
Joey Heier   (B.o.B., Christina Aguilera)  
XLNT Sound   (Timbaland, Borgore)  
Ricky Rich   (Travis Scott, Kevin Gates)  
Ira Parker   (Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross)  
Kevin McCloskey   (DaBaby, Dreamville)  
Donny Baker   (Madonna, Aerosmith)  
Billy Flores   (Eminem, Black Eyed Peas)  
Mark Christensen   (50 Cent, Trey Songz)  
Steve Sundholm   (Lil' Wayne, Ke$ha)  
Rick Rooney   (Diana Ross, Joe Cocker)  
Mike Johnson   (Justin Timberlake, John Legend)  
Yudu Gray, Jr.   (Talib Kweli, Ginuwine)  
Jesse O' Brien   (Matisyahu, Mumford & Sons)  
Zack Phillips   (The Game, Jessie Ware)  
Ryan Greene   (Megadeth, NOFX)  
Dave Pensado   (Michael Jackson, Beyoncé)  
Larry King   (Legendary Broadcaster)  

Close to Home Or in your Home
 
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future in the Music Business

Another appealing aspect of the Trenton Recording Connection is how close we are to so many Trenton neighborhoods. From Hillcrest to Mill Hill to Villa Park, we offer easy access to our programs. However, what if you want to work with a mentor outside the city limits? Or even across the country?

For more than two decades, we’ve been perfecting our remote learning curriculum. If your computer has enough power, speed, and memory - along with a reliable internet source - you can learn from any mentor in any city.

While other educational institutions scrambled to give their students access during the pandemic in 2020, we didn’t miss a beat. From the beginning, we understood that life can get in the way sometimes. We just don’t want it to keep you from getting a world-class education.

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We have a high job placement rate.

 

Other students learn in classrooms...

OUR students learn in:

 

REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios


 

Where jobs get filled.

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.
To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.



We're here to help.

We have a
high job placement rate.

Find Out Why

Other students learn in classrooms...


OUR students learn in the same places where jobs get filled.

 

REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.

To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.

(800) 755-7597

We're here to help.

Elevated Audio and Music Production Programs


Work with the Stars and Amplify



We’ll just come out and say it: When it comes to music, or any creative industry, who you know is just as important as what you know. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to you, but it begs the question: if you’re just starting out, how do you even begin to get your name out there?

That’s probably the most invaluable part of the Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production Program: Opportunity. When you work with your mentor, it’s your chance to show them - and yourself - you belong there. Whether it’s tidying up the office during the time between sessions or stepping up to lead a session yourself, consider this your interview.

But you’re not just here to impress your mentor. How you interact with clients and other music producers during these sessions will go a long way to getting their number in your phone. It could be anticipating when a singer needs another bottle of water or introducing a slight tweak to improve an established beat.

Being responsible. Doing what you say you’re going to do. Putting away the phone when you’re supposed to be working - unless you’re trying to bring in a new client into the studio. These are the actions of someone who wants to be in the business. And, more importantly, wants to stay there.

Our most successful graduates found work in the studios they externed with, were hired by other recording studios, or put in the work to open their own studios. There have been times a student has been hired halfway through the program because they made themselves indispensable.

If you can do that, clients will be asking to put your number in their phones. We give you the opportunities to make a name for yourself. But it’s up to you how your name will be remembered.

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Trenton Music Programs

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.

Audio Engineering School

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Advanced Audio Engineering School

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.

Hip Hop School and Beat Making

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by externing under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.

Live Sound Engineer School

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 Production program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

Music Production School

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business program. Are you the next music mogul?

Music Business School

The Recording Connection Live DJ program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

DJ School

Our Approach to Education

We are not like other audio or trade schools. We don’t waste your time in classrooms. This is the world of audio. Everything you need to know should be taught in the real world. We are unique, bold, out-of-the-box thinkers; and after over 3 decades service — we have the formula that works:

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
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Faculty: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
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Meaningful Industry Connections
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Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
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A Recipe for
Success!

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
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Faculty: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
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Meaningful Industry Connections
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Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
=

A Recipe for
Success!

Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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Still not sure which audio school is right for you? We ask you to check us out in person or over Zoom before you decide. We will arm you with the facts so as you can make the right decision. Given that our interviews are at no charge, you can’t afford not to talk to us.

Real studio education. Real studio connections.

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Contact the Trenton
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Trenton Recording Connection Audio Institute

9 West Front St
Trenton, NJ 08608

(609) 547-3618

Roosevelt Recording Connection Audio Institute

4 Eleanor Lane
Roosevelt, NJ 08555

(609) 291-2602


Email: [email protected]


Our "Near Me" Trenton Campus Locations
 
Learn in a Recording Studio in or Near Trenton.

  • Villa Park
  • Chambersburg
  • Chestnut Park
  • Hillcrest
  • The Island
  • Berkeley Square
  • Mill Hill
  • Parkside
  • Lamberton/Waterfront
  • Glen Afton
  • Greenwood/Hamilton
  • Ewing Township
  • Lawrence Township

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