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Welcome to the Recording Connection Digital Information Kit.


The videos below were created to answer frequently asked questions from parents and students about how our unique audio externship programs work.  We realize our approach differs from other schools.  We strongly believe our approach — the mentored externship approach — works better, especially if your goal is to get a job in audio.


Learn 1-on-1 with an industry professional.Recording Connection is the school that provides its students with music industry professionals serving as their private instructors.  If you want to be an audio engineer, we pair you with a working, professional audio engineer.  If you want to be a music producer, we pair you with a professional music producer.  If you want to learn Electronic Music, Hip Hop or be a Live DJ, we pair you with professionals who are making their music in your choice of genre.  This hands-on, one-on-one, private instruction approach to learning from industry professionals who make their living doing what you want to do upon graduation is the Recording Connection standard.


The Recording Connection is a member of the BBB with an A rating.We feel that if you invest the 20 minutes it will take you to view these videos, you too will see why our approach not only makes sense, but works well to prepare you for a career in the music industry.



Welcome to Recording Connection‘s informative overview!

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Larry King endorses the Recording Connection“I recommend this program. Excellent way to break into the business.”


Larry King, award-winning television & talk show radio host.


See us on Larry King

Legendary broadcaster and TV host Larry King recently had some very powerful
things to say about us and the power of our program.

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Tim Palmer endorses the Recording Connection“One of the many reasons that I endorse Recording Connection is because they put you inside a real recording studio to extern under a real producer. I am generally not a supporter of many of the ‘traditional’ schools because in my experience they don’t teach the things you really need, and they don’t connect you into the business. The Recording Connection does.”


Tim Palmer, producer for U2, The Cure, Pearl Jam, MGT, Lang Lang



Ask yourself… Do you want a meaningless diploma, or a job?

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Azmyth Recording StudioRyan Adkins is a Recording Connection graduate turned full time studio owner and engineer, currently working with Mike Lions at Azmyth Recording Studio in Indianapolis.


Together, Mike and Ryan have worked with everyone from Eminem (on the first D12 album) to Mike Posner, MTV (“Catfish”, “Made”), and Project Pat. Currently, Ryan is working on mixing and tracking a few songs for ”The Bleeding Keys.”


Where You Learn

We place you in a real studio from day one.

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Warren Huart endorses the Recording Connection“The Recording Connection puts students into a real world work place. Students learn firsthand what it means to be in a recording session with Producers, Engineers, Musicians and Songwriters, it’s on the job career training! You learn the practical, technical and people skills that cannot be found in any classroom. I highly recommend the Recording Connection.”


Warren Huart, producer for Aerosmith, Better Than Ezra, The Killers, The Fray, James Blunt


How You Learn

Extern under an engineer, producer, DJ, composer, executive and more 1 on 1.

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Imagine learning to be an audio engineer or music producer from the guy who produced U2, or Michael Jackson, or Prince, or Pearl Jam, or 50 Cent, or… With The Recording Connection, even world famous music producers and audio engineers can be your private instructors (mentors). So, who would you rather learn audio engineering or music production from a music professional who has Gold or Platinum Records on his wall, or a college professor who has his degree on the wall?

Gear You Learn On

We place you in a professional environment.

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Dave Pensado endorses the Recording Connection“I am very impressed with the way Recording Connection trains students in real recording studios and how hard they work for their students. This is a special program run by visionaries.”


Dave Pensado, Grammy Award Winner, Mixer for Beyonce, Pink, Michael Jackson.


Watch us on Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew endorses The Recording Connection

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The Recording Connection is a member of the BBB with an A rating.Legendary teachers, psychologists, moguls, federal judges, CEOs and celebrities send their kids to The Recording Connection to get the very best education.


We are honored to serve our community. The global community.


Study Hip Hop, Rock, Country, any genre of Electronic Music, Jazz, Christian,
Pop, Indie, Classical and more and as you get these extras:

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These Recording Connection graduates are now working in the audio recording and music producing business because of the education they received and the connections they made through our school. Some are now Chief Engineers, others are recording studio owners, and still others are producing music.


Advantage: Recording Connection.

We Work to Find You Work

The Recording Connection has landed over 900 people like you
paid employment in audio, in just the past year.

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Since the beginning, we’ve always known that the best thing we can offer our students is the opportunity and setting to make industry connections. As you progress through our audio course, you will meet, network and connect with music producers, executives, clients almost every time you go to class (in your mentor’s recording studio). Connections are the primary reason our job placement statistics are so high.


Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.

How to Get a Job

Some advice on starting your career

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Job Board

The RRFC Job Board helps connect students with jobs.

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The music business is constantly changing. What was in yesterday is now out. If you develop entrepreneurial skills you will always be able to make a living in the music business. If you just want to show up for work, then you will always be subject to the whims of a capricious business. Our mentored externship method of education places each student in a private externship with an independent working industry professional, who, by definition, is an entrepreneur–so you get to see and experience what it takes. It’s one of the reasons our students do so well out in the real world.

Success Stories

Most Recording Connection graduates find work in their field.

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These Recording Connection graduates are now working in the audio recording and music producing business because of the education they received and the connections they made through our school. Some are now Chief Engineers, others are recording studio owners, and still others are producing.


Advantage: Recording Connection.

Who Endorses Us

We are endorsed by the biggest names in the entertainment business.

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Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection“I endorse this program.” Hans Zimmer, Grammy Award-winning Composer for films including The Dark Knight and The Lion King


Warren G is a Recording Connection student.Grammy Award-Winning hit rapper Warren G. is a Recording Connection student.


Mika Z is a Recording Connection studentNHL Hockey player Mika Zibanejad is a Recording Connection student.


Nikki Sixx endorses the Recording ConnectionRussell Simmons endorses the Recording ConnectionWe have recently partnered with Rock n Roll legend  Nikki Sixx and Hip Hop legend  Russell Simmons, who sent us a student.


Pensado’s Place

Legends of the audio world speak about us daily because our method works.
They know what you will soon know: that this is the smartest way to break into a very competitive field.

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The Recording Connection is a big fan of Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick and their show Pensado’s Place.


Apparently, they appreciate our commitment to being the best audio engineering and music production school around. We know they love our mentored externship based method of education because they believe if you want to be a pro, the best way is to learn from a pro, and that’s what the Recording Connection does.



Message to Parents

Our promise to parents: We will work hard – very hard – for your child.

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Real Parents Speak on our School and Unique Method of Learning:

Tanya Price“There are some things books can’t teach you and that was one of our draws to the Recording Radio Film Connection. Our daughter was able to learn everything and her mentor would go out of his way to take her places, show her things, and educate her. It was a great environment for her to learn independently.”


Tanya Price



“For a long time now I have been saddened by the debt statistics for new graduates so I was completely on board with the focused training and affordable cost of the program. They work with many successful artists which illustrates the validity of the program. I am a nurse and an educator and feel that you have the absolutely correct philosophy when it comes to the impact of real world learning. I have confidence that when Alexa has completed this program, she will have a marketable skill that will provide her with many opportunities and a bright future. A big thank you to the Recording Radio and Film Connection!”


Dee Cooper



“Sometimes timing kicks in, and it is a blessing. Thank you, Recording Radio Film Connection, for all your support, it means a lot.”


Leslie Messina


Learn From Legends

See How Our Students Learn from Top Music Professionals

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Dave Pensado, Recording Connection mentor Matt Linesch, and Recording Connection student, Hannah Finegold discuss the Recording Connection’s mentor-extern music education approach at the world famous United Recording in Hollywood, CA. United Recording is one of the many famous recording studios where Recording Connection students serve their externships.
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The Recording Connection gives you access to world renowned music producers like the legendary John King of one of the most famous recording studios in the world: Chung King Studios.


John King is one of the early pioneers of Hip Hop with Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons and is considered a rock n roll producing legend as well….Watch how one of our Recording Connection externs learns directly under him, one-on-one in his studio… Make no mistake, THIS COULD BE YOU!
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Next Steps

Watch this video to learn how to enroll in the Recording Connection:

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You have choices and decisions to make. Choice One (most ordinary schools) puts you in crowded classrooms and fights over board time on a daily basis. Choice Two (The Recording Connection) hooks you up as an extern with a mentor (professional audio engineer, music producer or sound technician) in a real recording studio where it’s just you and your mentor. In other words, quality face time, each and every week. Of course, sometimes you and your mentor will be dealing with clients while you sit in, and eventually run, sessions, but truth be told, that’s a good thing.


With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.

In Closing

If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-755-7597.
We’d love to hear from you and answer all your questions.