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Audio and Music Programs Available Learn from an Industry Professional in a Real Recording Studio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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The Recording Connection in Illinois is an audio engineering school that will help you become the next great music producer or audio engineer. We place our students in a mentor/extern relationship within a studio environment. We help you become a skilled craftsman while meeting individuals that will help you jumpstart your career.
The Recording Connection in Illinois takes extra care to ensure that you’re up to industry standards. We teach you Nmore, Logic, Reason and Pro Tools. We want you to have every skill available to you when you’re solving creative problems.
The Recording Connection is located everywhere across the state of Illinois. Would you like to study in Chicago, Quincy, or Rockford? Well, we’ve got locations in these cities and more. We can pair you with a real producer or engineer near where you live.
We want to make sure that students from all walks of life can attend our school—and we also don’t want you saddled with debt when you graduate. That’s why the Recording Connection keeps its tuition at a very reasonable level. We want to help launch your career as a music producer or audio engineer—not be forced into a dead-end job to pay off your debts.
The Recording Connection is built around a single idea: connections. Every creative industry runs on connections. It’s just that simple. If you’re a diligent worker and have industry connections, then work within your industry is practically guaranteed. By placing you in a real recording studio, we give you the opportunity to make industry connections you’d never make in a traditional classroom.
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:
A Recipe forSuccess!