Produce Music and Live Events at a professional level - This is the goal of training at THE RecW.
TheRecW teaches the skills needed to start a career as an audio engineer, live sound engineer, or be a music producer. These skills are also vital for someone who wants to create their own music with full artistic control over how things will sound- to monetize yourself on the web, and take your show on the road.
Our training is designed to accommodate students from a wide variety of backgrounds - musician or non-musician, those who already own a project studio or those who have never been in a studio before. THE RecW is ready to elevate the goals of anyone with a sincere passion to learn the recording arts.
Our approach is very immersive and hands-on. Students spend more than 7 hours per day, 5 days per week actively learning creative studio skills.
This concentrated approach lets the entire curriculum be completed in less than two months. It is time-tested and proven to be a superior way to prepare new music production professionals.
Since 1977, students from over 70 countries have traveled to our campus to participate in the unique programs we offer.
Our studios are equipped with the latest digital production technologies and the best of "old-school" analog. Our staff has deep expertise in guiding students in the engineering and production of all popular genres of music.
Across the country and around the world, The RecW graduates have worked with many of today’s biggest artists. Thousands of our grads are working behind the scenes on movies, television shows and in just about any situation that needs skilled audio professionals.
The RecW Update!
The exciting additions of equipment and curriculum have been met with elation from our students and staff alike…
LIVE EVENT audio, lighting, streaming…. has arrived at THE RecW- real concerts in a real theater- produced by you!
New for 2021 - ABLETON LIVE fundamentals!
TheRecW Alumni IN ACTION
Master Producer (and RecW alum) JOE VIERS brought THE LONELY ONES through the campus to plan their new project- and... even talk about some shows as we slide into our new Event Production coursework ;)
311 has a new album Voyager and once again the band has Recording Workshop grad Scott "Scotch" Ralston sitting in the producer's chair. Scotch has handled production duties for 311 going back to 90's, and has engineered and mixed for the band as well. Other artists that Scotch has worked with in the studio over the years include The Lemonheads, Anthrax, No Doubt and Rod Stewart.
In less than two months, students of THE RecW get more studio experience than students attending other schools that are much longer and much more expensive. Our programs start from square one, yet for students with background, our training is challenging and beneficial. TheRecW is a very efficient way to fill in gaps for the professional who is self-taught. Convenient, low-cost housing is available on campus within a short walk of all classes. College credit is available. For students working towards a degree, TheRecW is an excellent supplement to classroom education.