Recording Connection Audio Institute
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Live Sound Engineering

Live Sound Engineering School

Now enrolling students for our Live Sound Engineering Program!

CAN WE ASK A FEW QUESTIONS?

+ Do you dream of working with some of the world’s top bands and artists?

+ Do you have a great sense of what sounds good, and do you want to put that talent to use?
+ Do you love the power of a great live performance, and do you crave being in that environment?
+ Do you love creating great experiences for others?

+ Can you work well under pressure, and think on your feet?

+ Would you like to be the person responsible for creating great sound experiences at live venues?

+ Are you creative, reliable and hard-working?

Live Sound Engineering School
DO ANY OF THESE 7 DESCRIPTIONS SOUND ANYTHING LIKE YOU? ARE YOU READY TO TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY?

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Your new career as a successful live sound engineer begins by making smart choices about your education – and that means not being fooled into spending tens of thousands of dollars by attending one of those overprices, overrated audio schools. You don’t just need technical knowledge- you also need real world experience. You can’t learn live sound by sitting in a classroom. You have to be there where the action is happening!

WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL THAT PUTS YOU THERE. WELCOME TO THE RECORDING CONNECTION’S ON-THE-JOB LIVE SOUND ENGINEERING PROGRAM.

WHY YOU NEED TO AVOID OVERPRICED CLASSROOMS:

You might not realize it, but choosing the wrong school to learn professional audio can stop your career before it ever starts. Thousands of well-meaning students fall into the trap of going deep into debt by going to a high-priced audio school, just because it is “expected.” The problem is that these schools can’t actually connect you to the industry, and the diplomas they give are worthless when it comes to landing a job. All you get for the effort is a mountain of debt that chains you down and stops you from actually pursuing your dreams.

Don’t become a statistic. There’s no reason to spend $25,000 or more to sit in a classroom, and it’s completely unnecessary to go into debt for this education. Play it smart: become a working apprentice on-the-job with a real live sound engineer, and do it for a fraction of the cost! That’s the smartest choice you can make for your career, and that’s exactly what The Recording Connection offers you.

Live Sound Engineer

DON’T BE DUPED INTO TAKING AN “ONLINE” COURSE, EITHER. YOU CAN’T GET THE FEEDBACK OR THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED FROM A SOULLESS COMPUTER.

TO BECOME A LIVE SOUND ENGINEER, YOU NEED REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE, AND YOU NEED HANDS-ON TRAINING WITH SOMEONE WHO DOES IT SUCCESSFULLY FOR A LIVING.

Classroom training programs are outdated and inefficient. The way to get connected to this industry is through a real, one-on-one apprenticeship with a working professional. The Recording Connection Audio Institute is the ONLY school that trains you for a career as Live Sound Engineer by placing you as an apprentice with a top-shelf industry professional. With our program, you do not spend a single day in a college or vocational school classroom; we mean it. Your classes take place on the job, at the console with a real sound engineer who can show you what the business is really like.

Live Sound Engineering Course Curriculum Overview

Serious about making that career as a Live Sound Engineer a reality? Read on to learn more.

Lesson 1 – Sound and Hearing

Understanding the science behind how you perceive sound, and how sound travels, is produced, and measured is essential knowledge for anyone aspiring to be any type of Audio Engineer. The best Live Sound Engineers don’t simply have a basic understanding of Sound and Hearing, it’s more of an instinct. In this first chapter, we’ll provide you with the knowledge, and it’s up to you to turn that knowledge into an instinct.

Lesson 2 – Microphone Design

Obviously as a Live Sound Engineer, you will always be working with microphones. In this chapter you will learn the basics concerning the history, anatomy, and general application of most relevant microphone types and patterns. Be warned, this chapter may be the one that first triggers a gear addiction you never knew you had.

Lesson 3 – What is a Sound System?

You may think you already know the answer to this question, but if your answer is only one sentence long, think again. In this chapter you will learn about every peripheral that could constitute a live sound system, and the science behind them.

Lesson 4 – Frequency Response

Beyond manufacturing quality and materials, what sets two different brands of speakers, or microphones from each other? Their Frequency Response. You will learn not only multiple definitions of this frequently used term, and examine how it relates to various types of audio equipment.

Lesson 5 – The Decibel, Sound Level, and Related Items

Did you think that by being a live sound engineer, you could completely elude ever having to use math? Well if so, you were wrong. The Decibel measures sound level, the way Meters measure distance. But there are also variations of this audio measurement unit when being related to Sound Pressure Level, Volts, Watts, Ohms and so on. For this chapter, you will begin to understand why “Engineer” is in the job title.

Lesson 6 – Dynamic Range & Headroom

Dynamic Range is the difference in decibels between the loudest and quietest portion of a live performance. Headroom is the difference between the loudest part of a performance, and the loudness threshold that your sound system can handle. In this chapter you will learn the importance of controlling the dynamic range and compensating for possible peaks with headroom.

Lesson 7 – Sound Outdoors

The absence of walls and a ceiling changes the behavior of sound, and effects sound systems differently that indoor concerts. Some of the highest paying gigs a live sound engineer will work, are outdoor festivals and concerts. That being said, you’ll definitely want to pay close attention to this chapter, as you will learn to control sound in less predictable environments.

Lesson 8 – Sound Indoors

This section discusses the behavior of sound indoors, and is a continuation of the previous chapter. Unlike outdoors, reverberation, distance, and absorption will be your main obstacles. You will learn to overcome them, as majority of your work will most likely be in indoor clubs and concert halls.

Lesson 9 – Harmonic Distortion

Though it’s the friend of electric guitar player, and the underground music scene, Harmonic Distortion is one of the live sound engineer’s worst mortal enemies. But, as the saying goes, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. In this section you to do just that, you will learn to scientifically measure and control Harmonic Distortion in live scenarios.

Lesson 10 – Input and Output Impedance

What does Impedance mean for the operator of a sound system? Well, amps power speakers… but if you have an array of speakers, which and how many amplifiers would you need? In this chapter you will learn how to not destroy the sound system by gaining a mathematic understanding of Input and Output Impedance.

Lesson 11 – Microphones

In this chapter you will delve deeper into the word of Microphones. You will gain an in depth knowledge of every type of microphone, their pick up patterns, and how all these previous chapters and the principles they teach apply to choosing the right microphone for the right and more specific applications.

ABOUT THE RECORDING CONNECTION:

If you’re serious about a career in live audio, read on:

The Recording Connection is a world-renowned audio engineering and music production training program that places students in real-world studios all around the world for one-on-one training with actual working professionals. NO OTHER SCHOOL on earth does what we do. We have the endorsements of hundreds of the top producers and engineers in the music industry, and our instructors have worked with some of the biggest acts in the world—names like U2, Eminem, Jay Z, Led Zeppelin, Justin Timberlake and hundreds of others.

LEARN FROM INDUSTRY PROS

While other audio schools place their students in crowded classrooms and labs to be taught by people with virtually no connection to the REAL music business, the Recording Connection takes a different approach. We figure that the best place for you to launch a career in the music industry is from INSIDE the industry itself—so that’s exactly where we put you, from day one. You receive personal, direct, hands-on training from a real sound engineer who has worked with some of the best, and who knows how to help you become successful. You are the only student in the class; you can ask any question you like, and you have your mentor’s undivided attention. Not only will you receive better training than you would in any classroom, but you’ll also be able to make the connections you need to actually launch your career once you graduate!

And here’s the best part: for this one-on-one training in the industry, you will pay 75% LESS than the tuition charged by the other schools.
Ask any professional in this business, and they’ll tell you that the best way to learn live sound or any other form of audio is by doing it on-the-job in the real world. Don’t waste your time in a college or vocational school classroom. Become a LIVE SOUND APPRENTICE and learn directly from the pros. Don’t wait until you graduate to get connected to the industry: get connected while you’re learning!

Our program can be tailored to fit your particular needs and interests. Trying to work your education around a full-time job? Your training can last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on your schedule. Do you have some prior experience, or are you a beginner? Either way, our program works for you. Do you prefer a certain style of music? We can pair you with a mentor who specializes in that style. Your education is truly personalized to fit your needs. Name one other school that can do that. We repeat: NO OTHER SCHOOL in the world can give you this kind of opportunity. Not even close. This is why some of the biggest names in the business endorse us and teach for us—they know our program launches people into their careers, while other schools just take their money and hand out useless slips of paper.

Of course, there’s only one way to find out for sure whether our program is for you—and it’s FREE to find out. APPLY NOW, and one of our Admissions Counselors will answer your questions and help create a plan that is perfect for your needs.

ARE YOU READY TO BREAK INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? APPLY NOW TO GET STARTED.

Note: This course is not yet available in British Columbia. Please see our Audio Engineering or Music Producing courses.

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