The Philadelphia music scene has a lot of history. The city was the birthplace of Dick Clark's American Bandstand as well as musicians/performers Frankie Avalon, Jim Croce, Joan Jett, Patti LaBelle, Boyz II Men, Hall & Oates, John Coltrane, Pink, and Paint It Black among others.

The individuals found here are professional audio engineers and/or music producers who have demonstrated their commitment to the highest standards by attending the Recording Connection Audio Institute where they have learned their craft under the mentoring of world famous, professional audio engineers or music producers in Philadelphia.

We encourage you to visit their websites if you want to discover first-hand the benefits of attending the Recording Connection Audio Institute in Philadelphia or if you are in the need of a professional music producer or audio engineer in Detroit. You should also check out their websites if you are interested in fresh, local music talent. For more information on the Recording Connection Audio Institute in Philadelphia, click here.

Checking in with students from Philadelphia, PA

Anthony Opher

"Something I wanted to focus on was to build on working with ProTools, that's my main thing right now, software wise. I want to utilize it to its fullest potential and want to open it up and know where everything is, how to use it and the hardware as well. I was so used to ProTools as a digital board, a digital mixing board and working with that but I never ever got a chance to sit in front of a real in studio mixing board, like a big professional mixing board and actually put my hands on it, I was always on a digital board. So I kind of wanted to get my hands on it and be able to use it and see how it translates to the software so that was my biggest thing, being able to utilize the software and put my hands on the hardware that I don't have because I know being in the studio will help me realize how things work."

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Ben Eklund

While no two students in our programs are the same we realize how difficult our lessons can be to those just starting out in this industry. Read below to find how one of graduates, who was hired right after graduation, dealt with his time in the program and know that the future you work towards should never be an easy journey.

"There was a lot to take in, and the first weeks we focused mainly on signal flow and how the patch works. Basically how to connect everything because you can't have recordings unless you have connections and unless you have signal. Really that was our first order of business and that was a lot to take in, and involved a lot of microelectronics and whatnot. My mentor, Joey was very thorough in the information he presented me, he gave me a lot of hands-on demonstrations with the equipment, with his console, with his microphones, how to wire everything, it was a lot to take in but day by day we sifted through it and he made me feel that I learned a lot in those first couple weeks. Probably that was the closest the program came to being an information overload, those first few weeks. Because once you get past signal flow everything else just becomes another piece of the puzzle but you have to lay that foundation first and that's with the first few weeks were about."

"I realized that I knew nothing, or rather I knew very little when I started. It's not just as simple as hooking up and placing a microphone in front of a guitar cabinet and hitting record. I don't want to say that I was naive on that front, I just had very little knowledge of the subject and the field of audio engineering in general and a few months into it all started making a lot more sense especially when we started talking about compression, dynamic signal processing because it may started making a lot more sense once you know how you perceive sound, how is processed digitally and on analog machines and how it gets recorded and transcribed. Once you start understanding all of that which is covered in the first few weeks as I said you start building up your knowledge block by block and started making a lot more sense a few months in."

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