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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 Youngstown studio?

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In the Youngstown area, the innovative program for audio engineering education is Recording Connection! We’re the Youngstown recording school alternative that hooks you up as an audio student extern inside an actual Youngstown recording studio where you’re learning directly from the pros.  Study mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (video game music, acid house, dub fusion, electronica, and more). We even offer workshops for those who want to be a club DJ or learn post production audio. The smart and time efficient way to start in the recording industry in Youngstown is by externing (externing) inside a Youngstown recording studio. We’re the audio school alternative that gets you in the door.

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It’s true that you could spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars to go to recording school at a trade school or college, or you could spend a fraction of that amount and go to our industry alternative recording school in a real recording studio. Get on the inside track to building the kind of career you want. Get connected to the industry and it’s pros as you get educated. Our recording school alternative is the smart solution to budget minded people who want to make a stellar start without wasting their time or money.

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Located in eastern Ohio near the Pennsylvania border, Youngstown is home to around 72,000 people. Although it’s not a community people normally associate with the music industry, Youngstown has a solid music scene with local and touring bands from a diverse spread of genres playing in live venues all over the area. One of the more noteworthy venues in the Youngstown scene is Cedar’s Lounge at Phelps and Hazel, which has been hosting live music every weekend for several decades. Among the better-known musicians and bands hailing from the Youngstown area are Ronald and Robert Bell (Kool & the Gang), David Grohl (frontman for Foo Fighters), guitarist Phil Keaggy (and his band Glass Harp), doo-wop band The Edsels, and singer/actress Maureen McGovern.

Youngstown is also home to several recording studios which accommodate the ongoing needs of the music community here. If you are thinking about a career in audio as a recording engineer, live sound audio engineer, or music producer, Youngstown holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.

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!

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RECORDING CONNECTION's advantage over other recording schools is that rather than place you in a sterile classroom environment, we put you where the action is: in a real recording studio, to be trained one-on-one by a working industry professional.  We call this the mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, and it is highly effective in teaching you the skills you need while connecting you to the industry in ways ordinary schools can't match. See what our Youngstown Recording School alternative can do for your career!

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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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