WELCOME AUDIO ENGINEERS, MUSIC PRODUCERS, MIXING ENGINEERS AND AUDIO MASTERING TECHS
ACHIEIVING THE NEXT LEVEL OF AUDIO EXCELLENCE
Once you have graduated from the Canada Recording Connection Bachelor Level Audio Program (or another audio engineering school), if you want to take your professional skills to the next level, we offer an advanced MASTER’S EQUIVALENT program to help you do just that.
Discover advanced Pro Tools techniques, as well as advanced tracking, overdubs, mixing and mastering. Our Master’s Program affords you more in-depth training and one-on-one instruction with your mentor as he/she prepares you to transition from the role of assistant engineer to the helm of the control room. Written by a music industry professional with over 30 years of experience, this one-of-a-kind Master’s Program will guide you through the process of co-producing two tracks alongside your mentor for a band that you bring into the studio.
OUR ADVANCED AUDIO PROGRAM IS FOR YOU, IF:
- You have taken The Recording Connection Audio Engineering/Music Production Program One and are ready to deepen your skill level
- You are considering both Program One – Beginning Audio Engineering and Music Production and the Advanced Program together as a bundle
- You are a graduate of another audio school and are ready to re-learn what you forgot or they failed to teach you
- You are a graduate from another school and you want to take your learning to the professional level inside a real recording studio
PLEASE NOTE: You have found the Recording Connection Audio Institute’s Advanced Engineering, Music Production, Mixing and Mastering Program. If this is not what you are looking for, please select any of the following other options:
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Geared for the serious audio student who has completed the basic training of our bachelor’s equivalent program, the MASTER’S EQUIVALENT PROGRAM is an intensive six-month course that builds on the foundations of our basic course and guides you into a more advanced level of music production and audio engineering. Among other things, this course covers the following:
- Advanced Pro-Tools techniques, including auto-tuning, elastic audio and more
- In-depth training with compressors, effects and plugins
- Bringing a band into the studio, where you will sit at the helm alongside your mentor as you track two songs in a real recording session
- Overdubbing, mixdown and mastering at the advanced level
- Basic business practices for running a studio, budgeting for recording sessions, and other business-related topics
- …and more!
At Canada Recording Connection Audio Institute, we always believe in working toward a tangible goal. Thus, by the time you conclude the Master’s Program, you will have recorded, mixed and mastered a pro-quality two-track demo (for which you receive co-producing credit with your mentor). PLUS, if you maintain at least a “B” average for the duration of your course, the Recording Connection will actually SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED DEMO TO TWO INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS—ONE RECORD LABEL EXECUTIVE AND ONE MUSIC PRODUCER—AT NO CHARGE.
PRE-REQUISITES FOR THE CANADA RECORDING CONNECTION MASTER’S PROGRAM
(PLEASE READ CAREFULLY TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY.)
APPLICANTS TO THE MASTER’S PROGRAM MUST MEET JUST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY:
- Enrollment or pending enrollment in the Canada Recording Connection Audio Institute Audio Engineering/Music Production Bachelor Equivalent Program (see “Combined Tuition for Simultaneous Enrollment” below).
- A Graduate in good standing from the Canada Recording Connection Audio Institute’s Bachelor Equivalent Program, having earned your completion certificate within the last 7 years.
- A Graduate of a comparable audio engineering/music production program from another accredited school, as evidenced by a degree, diploma or certificate of completion.
Tuition: 11,884.05, or 10,233.49 if you pay for the Master's Program at the time you sign up for the Bachelor's Program
Bachelors and Master's Bundle: 21,853.45
Financial Assistance Available!
Sean Tallen's Experience with the Advanced Audio Program
As I approached Michael Blum’s studio in Sherman Oaks, CA not knowing at all what to expect from this studio, or mentor, I was just as excited as I was nervous. This is a big deal for me. I’ve already foolishly invested $30,000 I don’t have, and two long and difficult years in earning a degree at Los Angeles Recording School (that may as well be a napkin with the words, “Sean is an audio engineer…” written in crayon on it.) just to work and learn in a studio like this. Michael opens the door, revealing a busy studio, that’s clean, decorated with framed platinum albums and small shelves supporting hundreds of unwrapped CD albums, all produced by him, a vintage Harrison console, and fancy wood trim all over the place. I was comfortable as my nervousness began to fade. His other apprentice through RRF was tracking in the studio with a full band, as requirement in lesson five includes, so we went into a vacant room to talk. He was very friendly, and had a lot to talk about, as did I. I completely lost track of time, exchanging stories of our experiences, discussing areas where I needed help, revealing my strengths and weakness’s in audio knowledge, and laughing about my previous Recording School struggles at Los Angeles Recording School. It turns out that he had engineered with and for some of my favorite artists and producers from the 80’s, like Harold Faltemeyer and Giorgio Moroder… I was STOKED! An hour later we shook hands and discussed my new start date and schedule (obviously I was accepted). I left with a skip in my step, anxious to get started.
Two weeks after my interview, I was finally starting the program. After a minute of chatting about how our previous weeks went, Michael and I sat down in his studio’s lounge area and began a “A Complete Review of Basic Recording Arts.” The curriculum was thorough, a lot of the reviewed material was taught to me at LARS, and a lot of it was not. My mentor was a wealth of information, digging in to the subjects in the workbook and more, explaining things in a way that not one of my teachers had been able to properly explain to me in College. Little things like, the importance of using a fabric pop filter to protect a capsule from moisture, and other tips and facts that only a pro would know. I realized this was the beginning of my “un-training”… what I had learned in school was mostly irrelevant with the exception of a bit of basic theory.
After a couple hours of book work, Michael invited me to stick around to watch him master a record he was finishing. This was very educational, I had recently finished mastering a record for a local artist, to learn what I was doing wrong and right was just what I needed. Soon after he had a client come in to record some acoustic. I sat in on the entire session, observing his workflow, and learning the way he operates his studio. I wanted to start playing with gear and helping out, but I had to practice restraint in that area, not only was it my first day and my cue to shut up and observe, I also had a terrible cold, and didn’t want to infect the whole studio.
This was a very productive and educational day. I’d say I learned more here in nine hours than I had in one month at LA Recording School… and I was mostly just watching.
— Sean Tallen, Recording Connection Advanced Audio Program Student