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Success Stories

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Some of our graduates have gone on to become audio engineers, musical artists, and studio owners. Other graduates are producing and making their own Hip Hop, EDM, rock ‘n roll, R&B, Country and rap music.

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JJ Moser, Los Angeles, CA

JJ Moser, Los Angeles, CA


JJ Moser might have started on his search for a higher education the same way many of America’s youth finds themselves today. Turned down by several colleges (places where tuition and materials may cost at least 10 times that of the Recording Connection’s) JJ knew where to go instead. A... Read more

Jasmine Charleston, Atlanta, GA

Jasmine Charleston, Atlanta, GA


My name is Jasmine Charleston, and even as a very young child, I always had a passion for music. My mother bought me my first keyboard when I was 10 years old, and from there, I began to produce beats, as well as study the production of music. I couldn't... Read more

Kyle Thurman, Los Angeles, CA

Kyle Thurman, Los Angeles, CA


Many people work their entire lives hoping for a chance to worm a real recording session, to know their work is going to help an artist share his or her voice with the public. When the opportunity comes knocking, we are confident our students can step up and produce great... Read more

Lilly Carey, New York, NY

Lilly Carey, New York, NY


When Lilly started taking the program she: “thought it was really cool. My first or second week I ended up meeting Roberta Flack… (later) Penn Badgley… He came in to record a song for his movie about Jeff Buckley. That was really cool because he;s a pretty big celebrity… Elizabeth... Read more

James Njau, Hartsdale, NY

James Njau, Hartsdale, NY


As an active student for the Recording Connection I am pleased to report that I have now actually been brought on as an employee for my mentors’ studio, and I haven’t even graduated the Recording Connection yet!   I must say, I am having so much fun in the studio.  I... Read more

Kyle McPherson, Clearwater, FL

Kyle McPherson, Clearwater, FL


Before I joined the Recording Connection program I was a guitar player, as well as an aspiring hip-hop producer, who needed to get his foot in the industry.  Looking back I remember I was making a lot of beats, trying to figure out how I was going to advance myself... Read more

Ozzy Williams, New York, NY


Prior to joining the Recording Connection I was working in a field that made me extremely unhappy. I realized at that point that I desperately needed to make a change. I can remember that, ever since I had attended a concert when I was a young child, working in the... Read more

Blake La Grange, Las Vegas, NV

Blake La Grange, Las Vegas, NV


My experiences with the Recording Connection program have been extremely beneficial. When I first started the program, we did not work on any hands-on work. I was able to review the lessons and reading material from the Recording Connection, as well as sit in on the recording sessions and observe.... Read more

Luther Banks, Atlanta, GA

Luther Banks, Atlanta, GA


Congratulation goes out to Luther Banks, an alumnus of the Recording Connection, who was promoted by his mentor to Staff Engineer of the Company. When Luther first came upon the Recording Connection, he had just started his own recording studio.  However, he noticed the smaller studios were being shut down and... Read more

BJ Francisco, Chicago, IL

BJ Francisco, Chicago, IL


Musically, I have been a DJ, and still currently am, for the past twenty plus years. I have continued to evolve my passion for music by expanding into the audio engineering and production arena within the last eight years of my involvement in the music industry. The fascination of being... Read more

Dana Kilcrease, Fishkill, NY

Dana Kilcrease, Fishkill, NY


“I began my course at the Recording Connection with a limited knowledge of the recording industry. I had spent several years as a DJ and self taught producer however my self-training could only take me so far and I wanted to take my skills to a professional level. I had... Read more

Jason Guzman, Washingtonville, NY


“When I first decided to make a real transition into the music business, I was 22 years old. I had graduated from college, and was studying in graduate school to become a teacher. I had been teaching myself the piano since the beginning of my senior year of high school,... Read more

John Digiacomo, Philadelphia, PA

John Digiacomo, Philadelphia, PA


“When I first came to the Recording Connection I had some experience in recording, mixing, and producing but my skills just weren’t where they needed to be. One day I was on Google and was looking at recording schools and I found The Recording Connection. After reading into the program... Read more

Justin Lomelino, Oak Park, IL

Justin Lomelino, Oak Park, IL


Like most things in life, the recording industry gives back what you put into it. I came up as a bass player in a bunch of local rock bands, even going as far as a self-financed tour of the east coast. From very early on I was interested in recording, doing... Read more

Daniel Neilson, Atlanta, GA

Daniel Neilson, Atlanta, GA


I'm very pleased with my decision to have joined the Recording Connection.  With my decision to join the audio program, I was very pleased to be assigned by the Recording Connection to a very prominent art recording studio, where I reported as an extern directly to their recording engineers, whose... Read more

Vincent Campos, Houston, TX

Vincent Campos, Houston, TX


When I was a Recording Connection student, I got right into the studio and surpassed all expectations that my mentors’ had for me.   Any matters or assistance ever needed, I jumped right in there and assisted at all times.  Furthermore, we had a very good relationship and as m y... Read more

Scott Buzzell, Baldwinsville, NY

Scott Buzzell, Baldwinsville, NY


I have always been very interested in music.  Once I gained the music and engineering skills through the Recording Connection, I continued my career with music, and I have all thanks to give to both the Recording Connection, as well as my mentor. During my externship through the Recording Connection, I... Read more

Charles Buckley, Denver, CO

Charles Buckley, Denver, CO


“My name is Charles Barkley and I started playing music at an early age, playing bass in my school Jazz bands. As I progressed with my music, I started moving into the electronic genre, beginning to produce beats and original tracks using Ableton Live and Pro Tools equipment. I recently moved... Read more

Brandon Skylar, Bethlehem, PA

Brandon Skylar, Bethlehem, PA


by Brandon Skylar, Bethlehem, PA The Recording Connection has taught me a few things. One, I didn’t know jack about audio before I attended. (No pun intended). Two, workers in the entertainment business are some of the most hospitable people I’ve ever met and finally, three, If you apply yourself and... Read more

Anthony Opher, Philadelphia, PA

Anthony Opher, Philadelphia, PA


While many join our program to work in studios we provide many have already found success in other fields and are looking to improve upon the skills they need and other endeavors. We are proud to say our program can open the most doors for our graduates and are happy... Read more

Definitely a great start for me.

Definitely a great start for me.

“It was so exciting to be in the studio for the first time. The best way to describe it is it was a natural high for me. Just to be there and to witness professional working in that environment is very special. I learned so much from the first chapter. Things like the anatomy of the ear. Learning how sound is created by the movement or air molecules pushing into one another and causing vibration and how that travels through the outer ear (finna) and into the ear canal and into the tympanic membrane. Then traveling through the Malleus, Incus, and Septa and into the cochleae and into the brain. Another valuable thing found out is that there is an optimal volume to mix at. 85-95 db spl is the ideal level because at that level it is loud enough to hear what you need to hear, but also a safe volume to listen to without damaging your hearing. It was so exciting sitting in on a recording session with engineer Ryan and see what all it entails. Vocals just are not laid in one take, most of the time. The artist goes over the vocals several times, laying them then adding layers or adding harmony such as tenor, falsetto and bass. While in session, The artist actually ask me several times what i thought about it. I gave my two cents and he even took my advice on a siniging part that he was having trouble with. That was the highlight of my day. Just to see the artist light up and be happy with the song and a tip that i gave him. Definitely a great start for me.”

I have been working on music constantly

“I haven’t been the most active on this blog, but I have been working on music constantly from the moment I started this program. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and not only learned a lot, but met a lot of people I can say I enjoy working alongside. That said, I’ve never been more focused and eager to work on the lessons and assignments I have been given, and now that mixing is starting to be an actual part of the lesson, I know that it is time to deliver what I can bring to the table as well as learn and retain more information than ever before. Chapter 12 gave me a mixing assignment, and I can’t wait to get started on it.”

Job Assistance and Resume Advice

“Looking forward to your critique and input on how to make my resume stand out, and how I can be successful searching for a start in my career!”

Connections are Everything.

“Mastering Engineer Dan Millice and Gabe Mg. These 2 guys have made a huge impact on my engineering career, as well as Edwin Ramos”

Amazing

“This program has gone above and beyond my expectations- it’s been amazing!”

Wwhat I need to be successful

“You guys already gave me what I need to be successful. To be in the room with a working professional. No one believed in me or was willing to show me how to do it until I came here!”

Having Fun and Learning

Having Fun and Learning

“I am learning a lot in the studio and I enjoy being a part of this field. I just talk to people and network myself and I’ve built up some connections that are actually doing something in the music business.”

Yeah!

Yeah!

“Last week got the chance to assist in a featured film recording session at Esplanade Studios along with my mentor Misha”

Attending Optional Sessions

“It’s so awesome what all you can learn by just sitting in and attending these optional sessions. I would advise every student to attend as many of these sessions as they can”

Chapter 2 Completed

Chapter 2 Completed

“I am super excited to be working with Sean Evans as he is doing a lot of the work that I plan on primarily focusing on such as: foley art, SFX, sound design, and voice over”

Curriculum Day!

“This curriculum session was amazing! He showed all of the different digital and analog systems they have in the studio”

Making Progress!

Making Progress!

“I have been working on a couple projects making my own music to mix and edit. In addition to that, however, I am helping one of my classmates, Darnell, to record his reggae band”

Job Assistance!

” Thank you for the help on my resume and job assistance relocating to Orlando”

Learn as you take part in local recording sessions

Learn as you take part in local recording sessions

“[Matt] did invite me along on a 3 day excursion assisting a session in Burbank last week, it was very cool”

My upcoming record

My upcoming record

“I just finished writing and pre-pro for song 7 of 10 for my upcoming record”

Final Mix Assignment

“Joey is helping me with my final mix assignment and I will be turning that in shortly, we are also writing music on the side for different music libraries”

You and RRFC have definitely exceeded my expectations

You and RRFC have definitely exceeded my expectations

“I honestly appreciate the help. I was pleasantly surprised at how helpful and prompt you’ve been. I wasn’t expecting that. Never really sure when reaching out through email, especially since I’m alumni rather than a current student. You and RRFC have definitely exceeded my expectations”

My mentor made everything clear.

My mentor made everything clear.

“This lesson was a little confusing when positioning a specific mic to a specific instrument. When i went to the my mentor Matt’s studio, it all came to me. He showed me how to position the mic based on preferences. Such as a fat dynamic mic would be positioned to a kick drum or a bass at about 3-8 inches away. It shouldn’t be facing directly at it but more slightly around it. I went to a live session where Matt positioned the mic to a drum set. It was an awesome experience because one I haven’t seen anyone play drums that good and two it felt like the real world where people do business but at the same time in a playground.”

Getting into the studio was an experience that I am blessed and thankful for.

Getting into the studio was an experience that I am blessed and thankful for.

“After starting this internship with Detail and his staff I am beginning to learn not only the basics of production but also the importance of how you make people feel and how to turn your creative talents into a form of business. Success is clearly the goal with my production and I would assume is the same with most other producers. However, it not only takes time but I am beginning to learn how much effort it takes and how much work your willing to put in greatly affects the quality of your franchise. After my second week with Detail I am also learning production itself and the basics of making tracks and how there are many variables that tie in with just a single track. It is all new to me but I very much enjoy every new lesson that I am blessed to be learning. Everything has been going good so far and I am excited to continue at Detail’s studio.”

“OK… I haven’t posted in a little while, things have been hectic in my personal life and this is part of the reason this style of learning has worked so great for me!

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day so my mentor wasn’t working… but worked out good for me as I really have a TON of projects going on at home at the same time.

The courses have really started getting fun and interesting! Really getting into the actual process and putting some of the learning into actions. I’m enjoying the heck out of this and looking forward to working with my mentor again this Sunday going over the next chapter!”

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