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Audio and Music Production School in San Diego, California

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 San Diego, California MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

We hit different and here is why: 

At a four-year university, they decide what classes you “need,” they decide when you need to show up, they decide which professors you have to take classes from. At the Recording Connection, we leave those decisions up to you. What other San Diego audio engineering & music production schools do that?

Just remember: this isn’t playtime. We place you with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER who will work with you in a fully immersive, one-on-one situation. This isn’t a classroom, this is real life, working with real gear, recording real artists. When you make the decision to enroll in the Recording Connection Audio Engineering & Music Production Program, you need to make a real commitment.

Our mentors and Academic Facilitators (whom you can consider your second mentors) work with you to modify the curriculum to meet your interests, help schedule lesson times around your life, and get you time on the gear that makes music production possible. But how long do you think you’ll last if you’re spending all your time on the phone? Your mentors are here to work, so when you’re in their San Diego recording studio, you better be ready to work, too.

 

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.

Our mentors and Academic Facilitators (whom you can consider your second mentors) work with you to modify the curriculum to meet your interests, help schedule lesson times around your life, and get you time on the gear that makes music production possible. But how long do you think you’ll last if you’re spending all your time on the phone? Your mentors are here to work, so when you’re in their San Diego recording studio, you better be ready to work, too.

CLOSE TO HOME OR IN YOUR HOME

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

As one of the top 10 largest cities in the U.S., there are plenty of AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS IN SAN DIEGO to choose from. In fact, the Recording Connection has multiple mentors in the city to choose from, located in the city and surrounding county areas. 

Now, consider those other schools. How many of them actually bring the instruction to you? We’re not talking prerecorded tutorials, we’re talking one-on-one instruction with a professional. If you have a question, all you have to do is ask.    

The San Diego Recording Connection has been perfecting remote learning for decades. This allows students to access our programs even if they live hundreds or thousands of miles away from the studios they want to learn in. When Covid-19 hit, those other institutions were scrambling to keep pace. Recording Connection set the pace.

All you need is a fast enough computer with enough storage space and a reliable internet connection. No matter if you’re in the studio with your mentor or in your home, you’ll get quality education. Expect to put in the same amount of work too, worldwide pandemic or not.

LOCATIONS IN SAN DIEGO

Recording Connection

6320 Riverdale St.
San Diego, CA 92120

(858) 256-4680

Featured San Diego 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

One of the not-so-secret secrets of the music industry is who you know is oftentimes just as important as what you know. Recording Connection programs are designed to give you a solid base of audio engineering or music production. Having a technical foundation is important of course, but how you handle yourself in the studio is just as critical.

In a university setting, impressing the professor or fellow students is nice, but are they going to hire you when your education is finished? With the San Diego Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production Program, every day is the day to impress potential employers.

Our most successful students show their mentors they take the programs seriously, act responsibly, and work in a professional demeanor. They have been hired by the recording studios they learned, have been hired by other studios based on word of mouth and an impressive portfolio, and a few have even been hired on the spot by touring acts.

Because no matter who walks through that studio door, they very well could be looking for an engineer or producer. What kind of first impression are you going to make? How will you make the most of these opportunities? And can you create your own opportunities by bringing work to the studio?

These are the lessons you need to learn if you want to make it in the recording industry. Do your job, soak up as much as you can, and make yourself a necessity in the studio and you could find yourself graduating from the program with a job in less than a year. Or you could go to a four-year university and leave with a pat on the back. The decision is yours—which makes more sense?

SAN DIEGO MENTOR INFORMATION

Although miles of sunny beaches, family attractions, and almost perfect temperatures year-round make San Diego an ideal place to vacation, there’s always work to be done when you’re an audio engineer or music producer. Because it is such a nice place to visit, music makers from all genres call it their home, or come through town to record and perform every chance they get.

Our San Diego mentors have worked with hard-hitting lyricists like Tech N9ne and T-Pain, the indie-pop and rock sounds of Jack Johnson and Florence + The Machine, and all-time superstars like The Eagles and U2. Gipsy Kings and Blink-182, Akon, Ike Turner, and Gipsy Kings and The Cab have all produced music here.

But the best music producers are the ones that can work outside of the industry. Our mentors have been a composer for Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, TMZ, and other television mainstays. House musicians for our mentors have toured with Aerosmith, Anita Baker, and Rick James.

Their list of gear our San Diego mentors use is just as impressive. Mackie HDR 24 Digital recorders, X2 24 tracks automated console, ADATs XT 20 (20-bit digital recorders), more than 30 different mics (such as Neumann, AKG, and Sennheiser), nearly a hundred in-studio instruments, and Trident, ART, and Aphex compressors. 

The Pro Tools digital audio workstations are powered by Mac Pro Dual-Core processors, as well as Yamaha, Genelec, and Tannoy monitors so you can really hear the music you’re making. Frankly, the list of vintage and modern gear on display in our mentors’ studios is just too much to mention. Apply or enroll in San Diego Recording Connection programs and come see for yourself!

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

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