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Santa Ana Recording Art Programs with TRCOA How It Works

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering

Attend TRCOA's comprehensive Recording Arts Program or Recording Arts Associates Degree. Or take our one-on-one, Individual classes in Santa Ana, online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
Record, edit mix and master six projects. This class is the glue that ties all other classes together. In our profession it is essential that you be making real product for real artist. Here you will seek out artists you want to work with, book them in the studio or receive files to edit, mix, master or do production work. We will also place you in a local studio for studio experience (if you feel comfortable and there is studio availability).
*Projects and Studio Experience with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Hip-Hop Beat Production

Hip-Hop Beat Production

Attend TRCOA's comprehensive Recording Arts Program or Recording Arts Associates Degree. Or take our one-on-one, Individual classes in Santa Ana, online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
Record, edit mix and master six projects. This class is the glue that ties all other classes together. In our profession it is essential that you be making real product for real artist. Here you will seek out artists you want to work with, book them in the studio or receive files to edit, mix, master or do production work. We will also place you in a local studio for studio experience (if you feel comfortable and there is studio availability).
*Projects and Studio Experience with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Live Sound Engineering

Live Sound Engineering

Attend TRCOA's comprehensive Recording Arts Program or Recording Arts Associates Degree. Or take our one-on-one, Individual classes in Santa Ana, online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
TRCoA’s Live Sound Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Live Sound engineers. This class is designed to give aspiring live sound engineers the technical experience and exposure to equipment to operate like the pros. Topics discussed are stage setup, PA systems and monitors, analog outboard gear, standard live mixing consoles, Avid VENUE, acoustics, cabling, and power distribution.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
Record, edit mix and master six projects. This class is the glue that ties all other classes together. In our profession it is essential that you be making real product for real artist. Here you will seek out artists you want to work with, book them in the studio or receive files to edit, mix, master or do production work. We will also place you in a local studio for studio experience (if you feel comfortable and there is studio availability).
*Projects and Studio Experience with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Electronic Music - EDM

Electronic Music - EDM

Attend TRCOA's comprehensive Recording Arts Program or Recording Arts Associates Degree. Or take our one-on-one, Individual classes in Santa Ana, online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
Record, edit mix and master six projects. This class is the glue that ties all other classes together. In our profession it is essential that you be making real product for real artist. Here you will seek out artists you want to work with, book them in the studio or receive files to edit, mix, master or do production work. We will also place you in a local studio for studio experience (if you feel comfortable and there is studio availability).
*Projects and Studio Experience with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Live DJ Production

Live DJ Production

Attend TRCOA's comprehensive Recording Arts Program or Recording Arts Associates Degree. Or take our one-on-one, Individual classes in Santa Ana, online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
Record, edit mix and master six projects. This class is the glue that ties all other classes together. In our profession it is essential that you be making real product for real artist. Here you will seek out artists you want to work with, book them in the studio or receive files to edit, mix, master or do production work. We will also place you in a local studio for studio experience (if you feel comfortable and there is studio availability).
*Projects and Studio Experience with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Music Business - Start a Label

Music Business - Start a Label

Attend TRCOA's comprehensive Recording Arts Program or Recording Arts Associates Degree. Or take our one-on-one, Individual classes in Santa Ana, online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Entertainment Business is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour a week for 18 weeks. It is fundamentally a small business development course that is specifically designed with the music business entrepreneur in mind. We are going to step through the process of starting an entire small music business for each student. Here is a breakdown some of the lessons: Business plan, accounting, smart business practices, trademark, copyright, publishing, distribution and entertainment law.
TRCoA’s Internet class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert web designer instructors. We are going to step you through the process of building an entire brand and website. Here is a breakdown some of the subjects covered: HTML editing, FTP, SEO, Logo Design, and more. Your business will have the brand and website it's always needed.
Record, edit mix and master six projects. This class is the glue that ties all other classes together. In our profession it is essential that you be making real product for real artist. Here you will seek out artists you want to work with, book them in the studio or receive files to edit, mix, master or do production work. We will also place you in a local studio for studio experience (if you feel comfortable and there is studio availability).
*Projects and Studio Experience with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Audio Post for Film, TV, Gaming

Audio Post for Film, TV, Gaming

Attend TRCOA's comprehensive Recording Arts Program or Recording Arts Associates Degree. Or take our one-on-one, Individual classes in Santa Ana, online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
TRCoA’s Film, TV, Gaming Sound Design class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Sound Design instructors. This class is designed to give aspiring sound designers an inside look at the processes and equipment used by the pros at Post Production Houses. Topics discussed are basic pro tools, foley, ADR, editing and surround sound mixing.
Record, edit mix and master six projects. This class is the glue that ties all other classes together. In our profession it is essential that you be making real product for real artist. Here you will seek out artists you want to work with, book them in the studio or receive files to edit, mix, master or do production work. We will also place you in a local studio for studio experience (if you feel comfortable and there is studio availability).
*Projects and Studio Experience with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Independent Artist

Independent Artist

Attend TRCOA's comprehensive Recording Arts Program or Recording Arts Associates Degree. Or take our one-on-one, Individual classes in Santa Ana, online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
Entertainment Business is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour a week for 18 weeks. It is fundamentally a small business development course that is specifically designed with the music business entrepreneur in mind. We are going to step through the process of starting an entire small music business for each student. Here is a breakdown some of the lessons: Business plan, accounting, smart business practices, trademark, copyright, publishing, distribution and entertainment law.
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Alumni Creds

Here is a small sample of the artists our Recording Arts graduates are working with. See More

Pentatonix
Pentatonix
with
Robert Sewell
Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle
with
Mark Schroth
Blue October
Blue October
with
Robert Sewell
Smokepurpp
Smokepurpp
with
Landon Hoemke
Skrillex
Skrillex
with
Robert Sewell
Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly
with
Evan James
Lil-Wayne
Lil-Wayne
with
Robert Sewell
Snoopdogg
Snoopdogg
with
Mark Schroth
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
with
Robert Sewell
Muse
Muse
with
Josh Woodhouse
One Republic
One Republic
with
Robert Sewell
Trivium
Trivium
with
Stinson Studios

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Santa Ana, California

Do you want to learn how to become an audio engineer or music producer in Santa Ana? TRCOA can make that goal a reality! Santa Ana is a beautiful city with an active music scene we will help you tap into. We offer a Recording Arts Program, a Recording Art Associates Degree and variety of Individual Production Classes in Santa Ana designed to get you on your path to a career. Our one-on-one screen share classes will ensure you have the skills necessary to be confident before setting foot inside a Santa Ana studio or recording, editing, mixing, or mastering for a Santa Ana artist. You’ll learn everything from audio engineering, audio editing, audio mixing, music production, post production, live sound, electronic - EDM, hip-hop, DJ production, and much more. If you’re serious about starting your music industry education than look no further than TRCOA!

Success Stories

Robert Sewell with Skrillex, Run DMC, Justin Beiber, Lil Wayne, Blue October, The Pentatonix, Adele, Noel Zancanella, and Mike Dean at Orb Studios

Robert Sewell