QUESTION: What do R&B group DeBarge, gospel singer Marvin Sapp, early rock & roll icon Del Shannon, and rock singer Kevin Max (dcTalk) share in common?
ANSWER: They all have ties to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

With a population of three-quarters of a million people, Grand Rapids serves as a cultural hub for western Michigan. As one local writer put it, "If Detroit is the 'home of rock and roll,' Grand Rapids is its rowdy little sister." A diverse roster of local and touring acts can regularly be found playing in venues around town, from larger venues like the Van Andel Arena, to mid-size rooms like The Orbit Room, and intimate venues like Billy's Lounge.

The people you see featured on this page are professional audio engineers and/or music producers who received their training at the Recording Connection Audio Institute in Grand Rapids, MI. Each of these highly qualified individuals has been personally mentored by top-shelf engineers and producers while learning the ropes inside some of the best recording studios in Grand Rapids. We invite you to view the professional websites of these pros if you're looking for professional audio services, or if you want to learn more about possibly attending the Recording Connection yourself. For more information on the Recording Connection Audio Institute, click here.

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Ryan Wildebour

A Day in the Life- #8Posted by Ryan Wildebour on 2016-12-08

So excited to start using Pro tools on my own! I've used it quite a bit before, but I've learned and am still learning so much, I'm stoked to get into it! I'm hoping to get some of my other musically talented friends to come over and record with me! Whatever I can do to get some practice in! I have so many ideas for possible songs and what not that I can't wait to start recording!  Read More >>