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Audio and Music Production School in Portland, Oregon

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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Your Portland, Oregon MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

We hit different and here is why: 

Although the unofficial slogan of the city is “Keep Portland Weird,” there’s nothing odd about the love of music they have in the Rose City. There are some truly legendary venues in the largest city in Oregon State, as well as some lesser-known, more intimate locales. As one of the main stopping points for touring acts along the West Coast, there is also a wide range of PORTLAND AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS.

But what better way to learn your way around a sound console, digital audio workstation, and sound room than inside a real-world, fully operational recording studio? That’s what the PORTLAND RECORDING CONNECTION is all about. There may be a time and place for classroom learning in more traditional industries, but the music business isn’t what you’d call traditional.

Instead of instructors looking to get tenure, we’ll place you with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER looking to make local, regional, and national acts sound that much better. Instead of vying for facetime with that instructor, you’ll get one-on-one attention from your mentor. Instead of waiting your turn to get your hands on whatever gear a four-year university or trade school has, Recording Connection mentors have actual industry standard gear and they use it to capture and make great sounding music, day-in, day-out. 

But we’re not done flipping the script on what a traditional education looks like. Instead of forcing you to follow a standard schedule, Recording Connection’s Academic Facilitators and mentors work with you to set a routine that works with your life. We understand that you may have job or family commitments that make attendance during the day a little more difficult.

Lucky for you, the music industry doesn’t run on a traditional timetable. Nor does it run on prerequisites, GPAs, and or a set amount of education academics think you need. Our mentors work to expand on the knowledge you have, improve the skills you lack, and show you what it takes to make a career in the music industry your living reality. 

And we won’t force you into a six-figure financial hole or make you commit to four years either. Our programs cost a fraction of traditional “name” universities and take anywhere from six to nine months to complete.

Like was said at the top, Portland is anything but “standard” or “traditional.” Maybe that’s why we feel Recording Connection is such a great fit in Rip City.

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.

Lucky for you, the music industry doesn’t run on a traditional timetable. Nor does it run on prerequisites, GPAs, and or a set amount of education academics think you need. Our mentors work to expand on the knowledge you have, improve the skills you lack, and show you what it takes to make a career in the music industry your living reality.

And we won’t force you into a six-figure financial hole or make you commit to four years either. Our programs cost a fraction of traditional “name” universities and take anywhere from six to nine months to complete.

CLOSE TO HOME OR IN YOUR HOME

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

With Recording Connection mentors located in Portland, there’s no need for you to uproot your life and head up to Seattle or down to Los Angeles. And with plenty of up-and-coming talent, as well as touring regional and national acts, there’s never a shortage of clients looking to clean up a track or begin working on something new.

But as 2020 showed us, it’s not always possible to head down to the studio at the last second to meet with your mentor. Or the gym, the movie theater, or live music venue. And while many educational institutions were left scratching their heads when it came to giving students access, Recording Connection was well-positioned to keep the music flowing.

During the past couple of decades, we introduced and perfected remote learning for hopeful audio engineers and music producers. By establishing a curriculum that could be followed alongside your mentor as well as from home, the Covid-19 lockdown did little to restrict student access.

Even when there isn’t a pandemic forcing self-quarantines or social distancing, our remote learning means you aren’t limited to Portland mentors. With more than 250 locations around the United States and Canada, learning from a mentor that speaks to your soul through his or her work is only limited by the power, storage space, and speed of your computer and the reliability of your wifi.

LOCATIONS IN PORTLAND

Recording Connection

1001 SW 5th Ave Suite 1100 No. 973
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 388-4980
Recording Connection

2718 SW Kelly Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

(503) 575-7703
Recording Connection

6200 Southwest Virginia Avenue
Portland, OR 97239

(971) 288-1690

Featured Portland 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.

WHAT WE OFFER

Work with the Stars or Amplify Your Sound

With the Portland Recording Connection, there’s no waiting for your questions to be answered, no need to figure out how to pay $100,000 (or more!), and no musical experience is required. While there are music producers out there who seem to be born with genius and the stars properly aligned, most of those in the industry grind their way to a career – and continue to do so client by client, and track by track. 

They build their success by going out and making connections, networking with potential clients, and working their behinds off while in the studio. With the Recording Connection, you’ll still have to put in lots of work. But we’ll take care of one key component: Opportunity.

We give you the opportunity to work side-by-side with an industry insider. They give you the opportunity to work with established clients on the latest and greatest gear. And when the time is right, you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients and start building your brand and your portfolio.

By taking advantage of these opportunities, you’ll be in a perfect position to begin to bring in clients of your own as well as impress your mentor and other audio engineers, producers and  artists in that environment. Every minute you spend in our PORTLAND RECORDING STUDIO is a time when an opportunity could come knocking.

How will you answer? We can’t guarantee there will be a job waiting for you at the end of the program. Guarantees are hard to come by in the music business. But our most successful graduates, the ones that make themselves indispensable, have gone on to work with their mentors in a professional capacity, have been hired by other studios, and even been taken on the road in the middle of their programs!

What makes more sense to you? Spending time and money at a four-year university only to be handed a diploma and firm handshake? Or spending less than a year building a resume, industry experience, a portfolio, and a fat list of potential clients? We can’t guarantee a job, but your hard work, determination, and making the most of your opportunities can go a long way towards helping you cash that first check.

PORTLAND OR MENTOR INFORMATION

From young pop stars like Hannah Montana, Nick Jonas, and Aaron Carter to radio mainstays like Carrie Underwood, John Oates, and John Legend, Portland Recording Connection mentors have worked with a wide variety of acts across a wide variety of genres. Lil Wayne, Enrique Iglesias, Teddy Riley, and more have taken the time to work with our mentors.

That’s a lot of musical ground to cover, and our mentors have the custom studios and most important gear to make sure they’re up to the challenge. Our Portland mentors have the pedigree to charge thousands for a track, have the staying power to make a very good living in the biz, and have the ability to work anywhere they want. 

And their national and international clients don’t mind taking the time to come to Portland to work with them. There’s nothing weird with wanting to work with the best, no matter where they’re located – even if it’s the weird capital of the USA.

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