Recording Arts and Technology

The recording arts and technology program trains students for entry-level positions within the audio industry. Students receive broad-based training in mus

The Recording Arts and Technology Program is part of Cuyahoga Community College located in Cleveland, OH. The recording arts and technology program trains students for entry-level positions within the audio industry. Students receive broad-based training in music recording and mixing, location sound, commercial production, audio for video and television, Internet audio, record production and live sound reinforcement. A field experience/internship component provides on-the-job training at local and national facilities. Graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions within the audio recording services industry.

Mission: We teach in the studio and on-location recording, live sound, music business and audio electronics. We offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in Recording Arts and Technology. To train students for a wide variety of entry-level positions in the audio industry.

Cuyahoga Community College

From journalism and media arts to graphic design and art, the Tri-C Creative Arts program has several opportunities to put you on path to success. Explore our degrees and begin a career that suits your passion.

[04/23/19]   Please reach out to the RAT office if you are a graduate looking for work. We are getting requests for gigs, seasonal, staff, and project based work and would like to help our alumni!

Tri-C Creative Arts Tri-C Creative Arts Center of Excellence Turn your passion into your profession. Tri-C’s Creative Arts program offers a world of opportunity in hands-on, customized learning experiences for degree-seeking students and those interested in exploring the arts. Whether you have a love for music, visua...

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Friday Free Plug-in - sTilt From TBProAudio

Free Plug-in Alert! It's a tilt EQ and a tilt EQ can be just the right thing sometimes.

P.S. If you dig through this site, you might just find a few more free plug-ins... In this week's Friday Free Plug-in , we are featuring sTilt, a tilt style EQ which sounds great and offers a few extra features to make it even more useful.

12:15pm Saturday, April 6 at the Tri-C Metro Auditorium! Master class with Al Pitrelli, founding member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

Take Off Charlie returns from five-year hiatus with ‘I WAS BORN TO FLOAT’ - THE DEVIL STRIP

Check out Austin David Milvet and his band's new record! by Christian Odadzin “I am ready. I am scared, but I feel fine,” Take Off Charlie sings on their new album, I WAS BORN TO FLOAT. Take Off Charlie hit the Akron music scene back in 2013 and seemed to be everywhere. In their first few years they played more than 100 shows, growing from …

Mix Contest! Win $1000 in Prizes.

Mixing contest with prizes! A mix contest where you can win over $1000 in prizes.

FreeAMP - One-knob love

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Tomorrow we have a great workshop on getting drum sounds in the studio with Joe Tomino. Friday 1-4pm in the SSL room.

When you are a recording student at Tri-C, you get to do special things!

High School Rock Off

Thanks to Charm The Guard, Jim Stewart, Russell Carter, and all of the capstone students who helped out!

The Final Exam participants are in the studio! Check out behind-the-scenes of Charm The Guard's session for the upcoming free download.

All bands competing in the High School Rock Off finals will record one original song at Cuyahoga Community College Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts.

See Charm the Guard and the 11 other bands on Saturday for the Final Exam of High School Rock Off, powered by PNC.

Martin Atkins - Band:Smart, A Session for Touring Bands. How to Make an Extra $100K Next Year - Tickets - Space: ROCK Gallery - Cleveland, Ohio - November 25th, 2018

Free event at the Beachland focusing on independent music business: English musician and producer, born 3 August 1959 in Coventry, England. Drummer for Public Image Limited for the albums 'Metal Box', 'Flowers of Romance', 'Commercial Zone' and 'This is What You Want.

[08/15/18]   We have a lot of great stuff planned for the coming school year. New gear, guest musicians, concerts, field trips, workshops,.. There is just over a week until the semester starts. Sign up now to get involved!

[05/23/18]   I am still seeking proposals for summer in studio productions from graduates or continuing students who have passed Recording Lab II. This is your chance to produce in the lab and get some advice and assistance. This 1 credit Advanced Independent Study is only $104 dollars for Cuyahoga county residents and $132 for out of county Ohio residents. You can work on a couple songs for an 8 week summer term and I will help!

What Makes A Jazz Standard?

Tri-C JazzFest advisory member, performer and resident artist Christian McBride tells NR what makes a jazz standard. This is a great conversation. About six minutes long. Take a listen. Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America joins NPR's Audie Cornish with a few criteria for what turns a regular composition into a canonized classic.

Who's Hiring in CLE: Near West Theatre, West of Venus, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center....

Here is a list of some new job opportunities in Cleveland. The freshest job listings fit to print, as curated by Fresh Water Cleveland.

[05/16/18]   Summer Opportunities to produce music and concerts:
RAT1600 - Concert Tech Production (available to all students)
RAT1820 - Independent Study (available to all students that passed Recording Lab I, project proposal required)
RAT2820 - Advanced Independent Study (available to all students that passed Recording Lab II, including alumni, project proposal required)
RAT2990 - Capstone (available to students that have passed Recording Theory II, Recording Lab II, Audio Signal Processing, and Location Recording, project proposal required)
Join us and work on music this summer.

Hear new Cleveland music in May 2018 Spotify playlist: Kipp Stone, Chardon Polka Band, more

Songs from a couple of students and graduates on this playlist, check it out: Check out some new music by local bands in this month's New Cleveland Music playlist.

[05/03/18]   Big songwriting contest with cash prize!
I know some of you write.

Softube - Saturation Knob

Free plugin alert. It's been a while, but it is back! Here is a free plugin: Softube is a world leading developer of audio recording software and plug-ins for use with Pro Tools, Logic, Studio One, Cubase and many other DAWs.

[04/14/18]   Who saw Kendrick jump on stage with Vince Staples on the Coachella livestream tonight?

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Gerald Clayton is performing his new work, Piedmont Blues. Get tickets now:

Gerald Clayton & The Assembly featuring René Marie | 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' EPK

This Friday at 11am in room 310, master class with Gerald Clayton on arranging. If you go to the master class, you get a ticket to this show:

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[03/28/18]   Registration for summer is happening now. Registration for fall is just around the corner.

[03/26/18]   I just got word that there will be a master class with Gerald Clayton on Friday the 13th down here at the LiPuma Center!

Here is a cool summer work opportunity: Cain Park is looking for a sound engineer.

[03/15/18]   Songwriting workshop next week at Tri-C. Open to students, graduates, and community members.

Tri-C Summer Internship Program 2018: Cleveland Ohio

Paid Summer Internship for current Tri-C students: Summer Internship Program Cuyahoga Community College’s Summer Internship Program will take place from May 29 - August 10, 2018. This initiative designed to provide our students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience by working at a Tri-C campus or off-campus location while continuing to a...

2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction - Community Volunteer Sign Up

Anyone want to volunteer for the Rock Hall Inductions? Calling all volunteers! We’re excited to have the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in Cleveland. Volunteers will be needed on Saturday, April 14th as well as Saturday, April 7th. More details to follow!

RAT alum Tracy Marie is kickstarting her next record with a Grammy-nominated producer. See how you can support the music at:

The 89th Key coming to record at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on Tuesday! Jim Stewart Recording, Uknown Sound, Tri-C Recording Arts, Tri-C High School Rock Off #hsrockoff

Nothing but classic rock vibes with The 89th Key! #hsrockoff🔑

High School Rock Off

Little G Fresh coming to record at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts this Tuesday!

‪How cool to say your first time performing live was at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Nicely done, Little G Fresh! #hsrockoff 🔥‬

High School Rock Off

Montage coming in on Friday to record at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts!

Montage, The Band closing out Round 4 in style! #hsrockoff

[02/06/18]   Threat Level Midnight (the band) recording tonight at Tri-C. #hsrockoff

Win a Complete Vintage Console Plugin Bundle from Plugin Alliance & Brainworx!! - SonicScoop

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Drift - Save Me JS MIX 2 - 8-16

first Rock Off finalist recording session tomorrow night with Drift. Here is the track we recorded at Tri-C the last time they made the finals! The 22nd Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off will once again take place at the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum! The annual battle of the High School bands and solo performers will once

[01/16/18]   New Semester Starts Today. Make it your best one ever!

Introducing Little Plate

Free Plugin Alert! Here is a virtual plate reverb for your tool kit/collection/studio The lush sound of plate reverb – with a modern twist. FREE thru November 22.

Field Trip to Superior Sound Recording Studios Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:30pm. Email [email protected] if you plan on attending.


What’s upRAT’s and former RAT’s. If you have gone through the live sound class at Metro or Beachland, the sound for worship class or if you have live sound experience, I have a live sound position at a church that needs to be filled immediately. Inbox me for details.

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