The Most Immersive Way to Get Live Sound Experience
The Recording Connection live sound audio engineering program is designed to get you in front of state of the art mixing consoles, digital audio workstations, mics, amps, and speakers as soon as possible. If it’s your dream to make live performances sound their very best, our mentors will build on what you already know and prepare you for a career in live audio engineering, whether that’s in front of a crowd, FOH (front of house), or handling the monitor mix.
Going with the university or trade school route to get an audio engineer degree can be expensive and take years to complete. Working side by side with your mentor, a recording arts industry professional, you’ll be placed in a real-world environment to learn live sound audio engineering including electronics, digital audio, Pro Tools, connectivity, monitors, the mixing console, and more. Learn what it takes to work within a number of different environments and different setups so that you can foster great listening experiences for everyone in the venue.
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A career in live music as a live sound engineer can be fun and very rewarding.View Lesson
Whether you’re setting up at The Wiltern or Madison Square Gardens, understanding the science behind how you perceive sound, how sound travels, and how sound is produced and measured—this is essential knowledge for anyone aspiring to be any type of audio engineer.View Lesson
Live sound and audio has been dependent on electricity for a very long time.View Lesson
Let’s unpack that term, shall we? Digital audio refers to an electrical voltage that’s turned into binary data that a computer can understand through a series of ones and zeros.View Lesson
Pro Tools has remained an industry standard for engineers and producers in the professional studio environment, as well as for the novice music enthusiast, for more than 20 years.View Lesson
For a moment, pretend you’re in the studio recording Hendrix, Van Halen, Slash, or Stevie Ray Vaughan as they’re laying down some overdubs.View Lesson
A microphone is a device that changes acoustic energy into an electric current—one that can be altered and manipulated.View Lesson
Reach the hall of fame for live sound, and you’ll undoubtedly find it’s full of reflections and phase shifts.View Lesson
In live sound, the first thing we tend to think about is “how is the sound in the house?”View Lesson
In audio engineering, the dynamic range refers to the distance between the loudest possible sound and the quietest possible sound in an audio recording.View Lesson
Equalization is what engineers use to alter the frequency response of an audio signal.View Lesson
How You Learn is Important
In traditional educational settings, you’re required to sit in a classroom with other students, biding your time to ask questions, get feedback, or sign up for lab time. But so much of working in live music, sound design, studio engineering, and other aspects of the music industry relies on getting your hands dirty. With Recording Connection, it’s almost all “lab time.”
When it comes to the entertainment marketplace, who you know is just as valuable as what you know. Our mentors are music producers and audio engineers who work with Grammy-award winning and platinum-selling artists as well as live performers that want to pass on their knowledge. Prove yourself to them and take advantage of these opportunities to network.