El Paso, TX

Audio and Music Production School in El Paso, Texas

Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We took that old stale classroom concept, rebuilt and upgraded it by putting your classroom in a professional recording studio. Then we emptied out all the other students and left only YOU and YOUR TEACHER (yay for one-on-one learning!) who happens to be a pro music producer (with killer credits) to train you privately (at your pace, full time, part time, nights or weekends available).

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

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We hit different and here is why: 

Located in the far western corner of Texas just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, El Paso is a border-straddling city of around 600,000 people. Although not widely associated with the music industry in general, El Paso hosts an active music scene, with local bands and musical artists regularly playing gigs in genres including country, rock, blues, and more. There are several EL PASO, TX, AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS to choose from, but how many will put you in the middle of the action from start?

The El Paso Recording Connection will match you with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER, who will mentor you in their PROFESSIONAL RECORDING STUDIO. Our programs are designed to give you extensive one-on-one time with your mentor, learning how the music of today gets made. From running cables and setting up mics to even taking over a session or two (if your mentor deems you ready), you can get a totally immersive experience that’s beyond anything you will find in a university setting.

We realize, of course, that you do have a life. Every student meets with an Academic Facilitator and their mentor to devise a schedule that works for them. Luckily, the music industry doesn’t follow a traditional 9-to-5 schedule. You’ll also have a say in what your curriculum will look like.

You’ll be working in a pro recording studio, with the latest gear, and with actual clients. Fresh new local bands, established regional acts, and maybe even the occasional artist that’s known the world around. But this isn’t the time to get autographs. This is the time to work. 

The Recording Connection Audio Engineering & Music Production Program demands that you show up, act responsibly, and put in the work. The efforts you put in for the next six to nine months can go a very long way in determining whether or not you’ll have a job waiting for you at the end of your audio externship training.  

After four years at a traditional 4-year university, you’ll get a firm handshake, a GPA, and a diploma. With us, you could have three years of professional experience in audio engineering or music production. And you’ll pay a fraction of the cost. The decision is yours, but we happen to think it’s a pretty easy decision. 

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

You don’t have to go into extreme debt to go to Music Production and Audio Engineering School

We can train you in a real recording studio for far less. Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school is a highly effective and affordable way to start your audio engineering career.

We realize, of course, that you do have a life. Every student meets with an Academic Facilitator and their mentor to devise a schedule that works for them. Luckily, the music industry doesn’t follow a traditional 9-to-5 schedule. You’ll also have a say in what your curriculum will look like.

You’ll be working in a pro recording studio, with the latest gear, and with actual clients. Fresh new local bands, established regional acts, and maybe even the occasional artist that’s known the world around. But this isn’t the time to get autographs. This is the time to work.

CLOSE TO HOME OR IN YOUR HOME

10 Miles, 10 Blocks, or 10 Seconds away from your future

With more than 250 locations around the U.S. – including El Paso – you’re never too far away from a Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production Program. If you live in Pico Norte, Pendale, or Pebble Hills Park, Capistrano Park, Ysleta, or Las Placitas del Rey, you’re close enough to a Recording Connection.

But as 2020 showed us, location doesn’t really matter when social distancing, closures, and self-quarantines are the norm. If other obstacles, such as family commitments or transportation issues, are in your way, you still have access to Recording Connection. For decades, we’ve had an established remote learning platform in place. So if you can’t get to us, we’ll come to you.

All you need is a fast enough computer with enough storage space and a reliable internet connection. In the studio or in your home, you’ll receive the same one-on-one attention from your mentor that Recording Connection specializes in. Why move hundreds—or even thousands—of miles away if you don’t have to?

LOCATIONS IN EL PASO

Recording Connection

6430 Gateway Blvd East Ste C
El Paso, TX 79905

(915) 257-5980
Recording Connection

120 West Castellano Dr
El Paso, TX 79912

(915) 257-6850

Featured El Paso Music Production Mentors on Location or Remote

The Recording Connection offers something no “name” 4-year university or audio engineering and music production trade school can. From day one, you’ll be placed in a professional recording studio and receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning producers and engineers.

With more than 200 locations throughout 48 states, you won’t have to travel thousands of miles for this immersive experience. You learn what it takes to make it in the music business from the inside alongside industry professionals. This includes recording, mixing and mastering, hardware and software, live sound design, and even business skills.

EL PASO, TX, MENTOR INFORMATION

The El Paso Recording Connection mentors offer world-class facilities both in El Paso and outside the city limits. We have mentors who are Grammy-nominated, platinum and gold record producing, and have several different recording spaces to meet any and all client needs. Live rooms, vocal booths, and other self-contained spaces are all at the ready. 

Although our mentors are situated in different environments, they have the gear needed to make almost anyone sound great. Neve and Adobe studios, SSL consoles, an extensive vintage microphone collection, a large selection of vintage and modern outboard equipment, and one of the best guitar, amp, and pedal collections offered anywhere.

Which is important when working with local, regional, and national acts. Our mentors have worked with an incredible array of talent over the years. Their rosters read like a directory of Who’s Who in the industry: Shakira, Beyoncé, David Foster, Marc Anthony, Neil Diamond, Phil Collins, Yuri, Chicago, Codex, Placido Domingo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, and the Dropkick Murphys, and many, many more.

WHAT WE OFFER

Work with the Stars or Amplify Your Sound

We’ve told you how you can save time and money by enrolling with the EL PASO, TX, RECORDING CONNECTION. You’ll have extensive one-on-one time with your mentor, an industry insider, in their real-world recording studio. You will have begun to create your brand and have a portfolio full of professional examples of your work.

But it gets better. So much of getting into the music industry is who you know, finding someone to give you your “big break.” Recording Connection will give you your first break on day one. Your mentor is already a professional, running a studio, and working with clients. Every day is a new day to impress them, to show that you have what it takes.

Several thousand students have gone on to find work in the industry after their time with Recording Connection. Many find work with their mentors in the studio they externed at. Others move on to other studios based on solid portfolios and good word of mouth. Some students became proficient enough to start landing their own clients and opening their own studios.

What are you going to do with your opportunities? If you make yourself irreplaceable during the time with your mentor, how can they let you get away? It means knowing when to make suggestions and when to hang back and let the magic happen. How to work with “the talent,” no matter what kind of music they play. How to prepare yourself for a session, how to set up the mics, and how to bring in your own clients to work.

You know – real-life stuff. Even though you’re a student, you’re already laying the groundwork for your future. We can give you the foundation, but the rest is up to you.

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

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