Recording Connection Audio Institute
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Meet Our Mentors

Do you dream of becoming a famous audio engineer or music producer?

It begins with who teaches you, and where.

At The Recording Connection, our teachers are not college or vocational school instructors. Who are they?

Are you ready for this?

They are actual music industry pros—real music producers and audio engineers with real album credits. The people who are making the music the world listens to.

The Recording Connection is the only school that contracts famous producers and engineers to mentor our students—as in, Grammy-winning, Platinum-selling producers and engineers. Our mentors have worked with Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Mumford & Sons, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga…the list goes on. How many schools do you know that can claim Aerosmith’s engineer teaches for them? Or Dr. Dre’s beat maker? Or U2’s mixer? And dare we forget the ones who have done records for Taylor Swift, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Eyed Peas, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg…? You get the point.

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It’s not an inflated boast. The Recording Connection really does have these high-profile producers and engineers teaching audio students one-on-one in their own studios, every day. No other audio school in the world can make this claim. Why do these legends teach for us? Because they know our program works! They know the industry, and they know the best way to get into the industry is to learn one-on-one, on-the-job. And these professionals are eager to teach you their secrets.

Having said all that, which would you rather do? Would you rather have the chance to learn from the people who actually make Grammy-winning gold and platinum records—the ones who can actually introduce you to this industry? Or would you rather pay ten times as much money to learn in a classroom from an instructor who has never worked with artists like these?

At The Recording Connection, you can learn audio engineering, music production, hip hop production, beat making, electronic music production, or DJing from real industry pros that work with these legends:

Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons, Avicii, Drake, Calvin Harris, Macklemore, Daft Punk, Mumford and Sons, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, Dave Matthews Band, Eddie Vedder, Michael Jackson, U2, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar
Madonna, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Method Man, Nas, Ludacris, Usher, 50 Cent, Toni Braxton, 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Pink, TLC, String, Whitney Houston, R. Kelly
U2 Pearl Jam, David Bowe, The Lemurs, Next of Sin, Vast, PUD, Street Light Suzie, Jack Kill and Stickman, Jon Crosby, Pepe Aguilar, Chamillionaire
Slipknot, Mos Def, Dru Hill, U.N.K.L.E, Avril Lavigne, Blaqstarr/MIA, SR-71, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Cassie
U2, Black Eyed Peas, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Ludacris, David Bowie, Good Charlotte, T-Pain, Counting Crows, Cyclef Jean, Fall Out Boy
Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, DMX, Timbaland, Beyonce, DJ Pharris, Obie Trice, Chamillionaire, Toots and the Maytalls, Nelly, DJ Massive, Destiny's Child, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Erykah Badu, Do or Die
Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, Jon Bon Jovi, Tori Amos, Third Eye Blind, Hoobastank, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Trent Reznor, Vanessa Williams
Jessica Simpson, Erykah Badu, G-Unit, Vanilla Ice, Faith Evans, Peter Gabriel
Black Eyed Peas, Mitisyahu, Blues Traveler, Yellow Card, Nora Jones, Rocco Deluca, Natasha Bedingfield, Big head Todd, TV on the Radio
Diddy, Aretha Franklin, Motley Crue, Tori Amos, Missy Elliot, Grand Funk Railroad, LL Cool J, Everclear, Tyrese, George Clinton, D12, Ben Folds Five, The Four Tops, The Black Crowes
Korn, Dru Hill, Staind, Taproot, Rob Zombie, Puddle of Mudd, Jim Jones, Sevendust, Poison, The Pixies, Nickelback, Fuel, Disney, Destiny's Child, Saving Adel
Mariah Carey, Willie Nelson, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, REO Speedwagon, Ben Harper, George Winston, Henry Kaiser, Jack Johnson
Alicia Keys, Santana, G-Unit, Cirque du Soliel, Huey Lewis, Carrot Top, Air Supply, Davy Jones
Ozzy Osbourne, The Cure, The Mission, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Red Hol Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains, The Offspring, Jane's Addiction, Motorhead, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Method Man, Goo Goo Dolls, Xzibit, Damien Marley, Brandy, Ashanti, Kid Rock, Suicidal Tendencies, Boz Scaggs, Kotton Mouth Kings, No Doubt, Redman
The White Stripes, ZZ Top, Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Stevie Ray Vaughan, 3 Doors Down, M.I.A., Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Walsh, Waylon Jennings, Cheap Trick, Fuel, Dave Matthews
Julio Iglesias, Vanilla Ice, Shakira, Emanuel Ortega, Onda Vaselina, LuLu, Lionel Hampton, Gerald Alright, Chayanne, Lenny Medina
Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Trace Adkins, Blake Sheldon, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Randy Houser, King Billy, Lady Antebellum
Tupac, Paul McCartney, U2, Pearl Jam, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, John Legend, Bits Like Girls
Alicia Keys, Eminem, Pussy Cat Dolls, Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre, Ludacris, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Flo Rida, Rick Ross, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Mariah Carey, Notorius B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Usher, Destiny's Child, Macy Gray, Young Buck, Faith Evans, Alicia Keys, The Game, Ciara, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Ginuwine
50 Cent, Meatloaf, Gwar, Black Eyed Peas, G-Unit, Anti-Flag, Frank Black, Frank Black
Dandy Warhols, Eddie Vedder, R.E.M., Everclear, The Smiths, The Crazy 8's, Death Cab for Cutie, Courtney Love, O'thello
Deftones, Papa Roach, Tresla, Jackie Greene, Bullets and Romance, Downshift Pat Travers, VLS, The Beautiful Mistake, Downshift
The Eagles, Slightly Stoopid, Stone Temple Pilots, Cattle Decapitation, The Bastards Sons of Johnny Cash
2 Pac, Green Day, George Clinton, Grateful Dead, Joe Satriani, Primus, Dead Kennedys, Digital Underground, The Melvins, Prince, Willie Nelson, Soul Asylum, Spearhead, P.J. Harvey
Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, MXPX, Soundgarden, 3 Doors Down, Blake Lewis, One Republic, Candlebox, Anberlin, Blind Melon, Melissa Ethridge
Rick Ross, Blink 182, Jurassic 5, Jah Rule, Black Eyed Peas, Yin Yang Twins, Bubba Sparx, Lil Jon, Murphy Lee
Usher, The Jonas Brothers, 50 Cent, Timbaland, Ludacris, The Rascalz, DJ Premier, Wycleft Jean, Garth Brooks

Despite what other schools might tell you, it’s impossible to learn audio engineering and music producing the same way you learn math, science or history. The recording arts combine both creative and technical skills, so to learn it the right way requires a completely different approach than classroom instruction. That is the secret behind The Recording Connection—although it’s not really a secret at all. The truth is, people were learning to produce and record in real recording studios before recording schools existed! We’ve just smashed the preconceptions of traditional schools by taking the training back into the studio where it belongs. We don’t believe professors and career educators are the right people to teach you to record and produce music. We believe the right people to do that are actual producers and recording engineers, the ones who are making things happen in the industry. And that’s why contract them to mentor our students.

To succeed in this business, you need more than an instructor, more than a teacher—you need a mentor. You need the personal, one-on-one attention and hands-on training that only a seasoned producer/engineer can give. You need the experience that can only be gained in the recording studio. And you need the connections that you can only get by working in the industry alongside the pros.

There truly is no other school on the planet that can offer you the chance to learn producing and audio engineering from a master audio engineer or music producer nearly every city on earth—let alone offering this training one-on-one in the studio. A real music industry professional is waiting, right now, to be your own private teacher and to show you the ropes.
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