The Recording Arts Center TRAC

School for Audio Engineering & Production

Now Enrolling for Associate Degree Intake and Pro Tools certifications


Offering classes in North County San Diego & Downtown San Diego

Avid Authorized Training Partner

Pro Tools 11, Media Composer 7 Classes Start Soon

For the Love of Music...Get Your Future on TRAC

Find out more about our Associate Degree and Industry Certifications in Audio, Video, and Live Sound. The Recording Arts Center is a dedicated training facility within Studio West, the largest and most established recording studio in San Diego County. All students at TRAC benefit from learning in a world class facility, whether it's working on a Pro Tools workstation in one of our dedicated Training Rooms, or learning microphone techniques and getting hands on experience in one of our three state of the art recording studios.


Students participating in the Occupational Associate Degree in Recording Arts will receive a wide range of hands-on training at Studio West that include music recording and mixing, commercial production, audio for TV and Film, internet audio, video post-production, and live sound reinforcement.


The wide range of Industry Certification classes offered at TRAC are perfect for the established professional looking to add formal credentials to their existing experience, or for those aspiring to work in the industry who want to learn the tools and techniques of the top pros. As a long time Avid Training Partner, TRAC is pleased to offer a wide range of certifications in Pro Tools, Media Composer, and Avid Venue.

While TRAC continues its professional programs, our learning partner Studio West Training is now offering 28 new 6-hour or 12-hour courses for audio and video enthusiasts, and three week-long summer Recording Arts Workshops for ages 13-18. Visit to learn more.



Universal Audio is coming back to San Diego! Come check out their presentation of the Apollo interface and new software plug-ins between 6:30 and 8:00pm in Studio C!


Venue Certification Discount for April 13th Classes - 25% REDUCTION SPECIAL! Read more...


This year's TRAC summer camp dates are now available! Read more here...


NPR Sensation AWWW records 200th show!


TRAC Instructor earns Emmy nod for National Geographic short film documentary. Read more...


Congratulations to TRAC's February 2014 Associate Degree Graduates!

Call 858 592 0556 to learn about Tuesday night Intern Record Night Open Sessions.

TRAC adds iZotope RX3, RX3 Advanced, and Insight to Associate Degree Curriculum. Read more...

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