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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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The Recording Connection in Minnesota is one of the most highly acclaimed audio engineering schools in the country. We prepare our students for a career in the music industry by placing them in real recording studios for one-on-one instruction with a working industry pro. We’ve found this is the best way to ensure that each of our students gets on the path to a bright and successful career.

The Recording Connection is located in nearly every city in Minnesota. Whether you’d like to go to school in Duluth, Mankato, Rochester or Minneapolis, we’ve got you covered. We’re the most recommended and most sought after school in the state.

The Recording Connection not only keeps you up to date with current trends by teaching you programs like Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools and Reason, but by placing you in a real recording studio, we also give you a place to display your talents. We set you up with a mentor who will bring you into the studio where he or she works, and put you to work there as an extern. You’ll be learning how the industry functions, and you’ll be making connections along the way. In the process, you’ll be gaining experience and making a name for yourself.

The Recording Connection’s tuition is always kept at a highly affordable rate. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students can graduate and not be wallowing in thousands of dollars in debt.

The music industry is in a current state of flux. So many recording labels and companies are working towards having more flexibility and fewer constraints. This means that due to advancements towards digital workspaces and less emphasis on physical locations, recording studios are popping up everywhere. They’re appearing all over the country because they no longer have to be on a coast. That’s why we can train you for the music industry right here in Minnesota—you don’t have to relocate to another state in order to learn the ropes.

At the Recording Connection, we put you in the midst of the recording industry from day one by putting you in a real recording studio, not in a classroom.  You’ll be taught by a real music industry pro with real album credits, and you’ll have the chance to make vital connections along the way—connections that can advance your future career.

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

A Recipe forSuccess!

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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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