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

Artist & Producer in Ableton Live

22 Weeks

Learn to harness your own innate creativity and bring the music of your imagination into the world in Recording Connection for Artist & Producer in Ableton Live. Unleash the power of automation, sampling, instrumentation, mixing, vocal editing, and remixing while you ground yourself in music theory and song structure. Grow your artistry while you learn to work with seasoned industry pros, navigate the studio environment, and build a production map for your future knowing where you want to go and what it takes to get there.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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.

Hip Hop School and Beat Making

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Logic Pro

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.

Music Production School

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.

Audio Engineering School

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People move from all over the country to live in California, following their dreams of becoming a successful music producer or audio engineer. They move to California wide-eyed and optimistic. What they don’t understand is that in order to break into the music business you need to know someone. You need to have connections.

The Recording Connection in California is a unique mentorship program that places you as an extern in an actual recording studio. It functions like an audio engineering school in that it prepares you for a career in the art of music production, teaching you Ableton, Pro Tools, Logic and Reason so that you’ll be able to work in any studio in the world. But it also gets you in the room with people who know people.

The Recording Connection was constructed to make sure that you’re able to get your foot in the door and jumpstart your career. We’re here to assist you in any and every way possible. We don’t want to burden you with massive amounts of debt. We want you to be able to become a successful audio engineer without having to worry about paying back thirty, forty, or fifty thousand dollars in school loans. That’s why we’ve structured our school so that it is affordable for everyone.

In the music business, everything runs on “who you know.” It’s all based on connections. At the Recording Connection, by training you in a real recording studio with a real producer/engineer, we get you in the room with as many professionals as possible. You’ll have access to your mentor, your mentor’s clients, and your co-workers. By the time your externship is over, you’ll basically be a California music industry insider.

We have Recording Connection audio engineering schools in practically every city in California. Whether you want to learn in San Diego or Los Angeles or San Francisco, it doesn’t matter to us. We’ll pair you with a working music industry pro regardless of where you live or want to live.

Our Approach to Education

We are not like ordinary 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, out-of-the-box thinkers. 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 forSuccess!

Our Students & Teachers

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You’ve got to put in your effort. You have to show the studio you’re actually going to show up, you’re going to be there, you’re going to work hard, and you know your stuff.
- Recording Connection grad Jake Kiyokane, Los Angeles, CA
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