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WHAT DOES AN AUDIO ENGINEER DO?

Music is an artform that’s as ethereal as it is omnipresent in our culture. For people not involved directly in the production and creation of music it’s something that can appear mysterious and impenetrable. But there are multiple roles within the music production ecosystem. The most common of which is the audio engineer. Yes, obviously,…

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DO I NEED AN AUDIO ENGINEERING DEGREE?

Music is becoming more democratized by the day. Home recording setups, audition, pro tools, and a myriad of other programs are allowing people from all walks of life to have access to the formerly illusive world of audio recording and music production. However, there’s still the question of do you need a degree to really…

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HOW TO GET AUDIO ENGINEERING CERTIFICATION

Are you lost? Looking for direction? Looking for a way into the music industry? Have you been daydreaming of working in music studios and recording music since you were a kid? Well, there’s only one solution: You need to become an audio engineer. There are several easy ways to get certified as a recording professional…

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How Much Does a Music Studio Cost to Use?

Every musician is basically a start-up entrepreneur. You’re always hustling, looking for ways to make money off your music. You’re trying to pull all the pieces together to fully make your career a sustainable thing. And when you’re a newly-on-the-scene musician or producer the hardest aspect of anything is getting your foot in the door….

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RECORDING STUDIOS IN THE U.S.A.

Because the Recording Connection trains all its students in real recording studios, we naturally have connections with hundreds of great studios across the United States. We pride ourselves on pairing up and coming recording industry professionals with currently working pros.  If you have a recording project in the works or are looking to get your foot…

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TIPS FOR FINDING FINANCIAL AID THROUGH PRIVATE PROGRAMS

Getting an education can be pricey. It seems like it shouldn’t be, but it is. People go into massive amounts of debt every day in order to attempt to gain the education they need to pursue the career they have their heart set on. However, going into hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt isn’t…

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UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT COLLEGE DEGREES IN MUSIC

The music industry can sometimes seem like a labyrinthian network of infinite possibilities. When you’re first starting out it can be very intimidating to pick a path forward. It’s hard to know who to collaborate with, which projects you should do for money or exposure, and where, or if, you should go to school. There…

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PLACES TO LOOK FOR A JOB IN AUDIO PRODUCTION

The music industry is a fast-paced and potentially lucrative field. However, it’s always changing and evolving. These days it feels like the industry reinvents itself every six months. From digital piracy 360 deals to NFT and Blockchain-based business models, the entire industry seems to be in a constant state of flux these days. For people…

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LEARNING TO BE A STUDIO ENGINEER

Making a career for yourself in a creative industry can be a daunting and intimidating challenge. Where do you start? How do you get your foot in the door? These are common concerns for young would-be professionals. The music industry is a perfect example of all of these concerns. There’s no coursebook to read or…

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HOW THE INTERNET HAS CHANGED THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

The world moves much faster today than it did at the dawn of the music industry. Technology has been instrumental in that evolution. No one would dispute the fact that the Internet has changed the music industry into being almost unrecognizable to the industry of the past.  In fact, things continue to change at such a rapid rate…

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ANALOG OR DIGITAL: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Music, like all other art forms, is a process-oriented medium. The way you arrive at the end product determines the feeling and artifice of the end product. If you are playing a song on a real piano it’s going to feel very different than a digital keyboard. The way a piece of art is created…

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HOW TO RECORD A SONG AT HOME

For as long as you can remember, music has been your life. You have your favorite genres, but you can appreciate the talent that goes into making good music no matter the style. And your Spotify playlists are legendary. You’ve learned a few instruments, can read and write music, and even written a few lyrics….

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HOW TO GET A RECORD DEAL

HOW TO GET A RECORD DEAL? “How can I get a record deal?” It’s been the gnawing, desperate question on the lips of almost every singer/songwriter/band on the planet for generations. The mythical record deal is the end-all, be-all for aspiring recording artists: The Golden Ticket, the Shangri-La, the Promised Land. If you can just get that…

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How Much to Rent a Music Studio?

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO RECORD A DEMO IN A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO? To truly hone your sound and bring strength to your set, you need to work at it. And while your basement may have excellent acoustics, recording at a good recording studio is probably an essential piece of the puzzle. After…

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AUDIO FOR FILM

Making movies is hard. Making movies on an indie budget is even harder. Making movies on an indie budget with good sound? That’s a herculean task that very few people accomplish. For whatever reason, having audio in a low-budget film project that’s actually good seems like a near impossibility.  If you can manifest this? Your movie…

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