Looking to start an Audio Recording Career in Los Angeles? Make it happen with CRAS.

CRAS is a unique and potent combination of great facilities, technology and faculty. At CRAS we teach the skills and concepts you need, so you’ll be ready to start a career in Los Angeles the day you graduate.

CRAS is one of the top-rated Audio Engineering & Music Production Schools

People from all over the world come to CRAS to follow their dreams. At CRAS, we provide the tools you need to excel as an, Audio Engineer and Sound Designer. Whether you are already involved in home recording, live sound, video, or looking to start from scratch — we’ve got you covered.


CRAS alumni worked on 33 Grammy-nominated recordings in 2017.


CRAS alumni have credits for more than 3,800 film, TV, and documentary projects.


CRAS alumni have worked on more than 122 AAA video game titles in the past 10 years.

A CRAS education gets you “in the Los Angeles mix” quickly and without a mountain of debt so you can pursue your passion and begin a career.

Our program provides the education you need to succeed in the fast-paced, challenging world of audio recording and sound engineering in Los Angeles.

If you’re looking for an education that can give you the knowledge and skills to start a career in the Los Angeles audio recording industry, then all you need to do is [BE]CRAS!

CRAS students have begun their careers at many Los Angeles facilities.

Monkeyland Audio Inc
Los Angeles, CA

Round About
Los Angeles, CA

East West Studios
Los Angeles, CA

Larson Studios
Los Angeles, CA

Record Plant
Los Angeles, CA

Serenity Sound
Los Angeles, CA

Fox Sports 1
Los Angeles, CA

Westlake Recording Studios
Los Angeles, CA

4th Street Recording
Los Angeles, CA

Smart Post West
Los Angeles, CA

Josh Voyles – Live Sound Engineer
United Air Force Band, Pacific Clave, Java Jazz Festival, The Whitehouse
Wil Anspach – Producer
Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake, NAS, American Horror Story
Chris Dennis – Audio Engineer
Jordan Smith, Hillsong United, Lil Nas X, Nipsey Hustle
 — 12 Years A Slave
 — At Long Last A$SAP
 — Rainer Fog
 — A Good Day to Die Hard
 — Sweetener
 — Ghost Stories
 — Glory
 — COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey, Standing Up In The Milky Way
 — Cypress Hill
 — One More Love
 — Deadpool
 — Destiny 2
 — No.6 Collaborations Project
 — Fallen
 — Channel Orange
 — Manic
 — Uncomfortable
 — Love Myself
 — Humans
 — Night Visions
 — Apparently
 — Watch the Throne
 — Love?
 — Man of the Woods
 — Yeezus
 — The Complete Confection - Teenage Dream
 — Ripcord
 — The Black Panther Album
 — Kung Fu Panda: Legend Of Awesomeness
 — Overexposed
 — Death Magnetic
 — Miguel - War & Leisure
 — Mirror Mirror
 — The Pink Print
 — No Doubt
 — Made in the AM
 — Try This
 — Papa Roach
 — Beautiful Trauma
 — Playinwitme
 — Stoney
 — Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
 — Anti
 — San Andreas

As a CRAS graduate, you can join the list of grads that have worked on the following award-winning and award-nominated recordings:

Graduate’s Name
Album/Track Name
Trevor Orriss
Fantistic Negrito
Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Ike Schultz
Vocal Production and Engineer
Best Dance Electronic Album
Eric Eylands
Engineer/Assistant Engineer
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Bobby Campbell
Mixing Engineer
John Legend
Bigger Love
Best R&B Album
Scott Moore
Mixing Assistant
Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
Stay High
Best Rock Song
Tim Machiafava
Engineer and Mix Assistant
Hildur Gu›nadóttir, composer
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Chris Kasych
Women in Music pt. III
Album of the Year
Gosha Usov
Assistant Engineer
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Look Now
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Ike Schultz
Assistant Mixing Engineer
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Morgan Stratton
Recording Assistant
Best Metal performance
Chris Kasych
Vampire Weekend
Father of the Bride
Best Alternative Music Album
Greg Eliason
Assistant Engineer
Willie Nelson
Ride Me Back Home
Best Country Solo Performance

In only 11 months, you’ll learn all 5 focuses of the recording arts at CRAS

1Music Production
2Video Game Audio
3Live Sound Engineering
4Film/TV Sound Engineering
5Broadcast Sound Engineering

Laptop Recording Package Included in the Cost of Education

As a CRAS student you’ll receive a Laptop Recording Package so you can take your studio with you wherever you go.


A requirement for graduation, the CRAS internship program is the only one of its kind in audio education*.
Total CRAS interns placed to date (white). Total CRAS internships placed per year (blue).

*Not all sites are open or taking interns at this time

Virtual Tours

Explore CRAS via the 360° Virtual Tour! Visit our campus, our studios and labs, and hear from instructors and real students about what it means to Be CRAS.

The thing that makes CRAS grads unique is that they are most prepared for the adventure ahead. They are open to hang through the variety of experiences that come right as you begin your career. Our entire staff is exclusively made of CRAS grads and they have gone to work on albums from everyone from icons like Adele, Post Malone, Travis Scott to rock acts like Anthrax and Avenged Sevenfold. I’m continually impressed by their dedication and sense of adventure.

— Cameell Hanna, Manager, Serenity West Recording

Through the years, CRAS has consistently sent us students that have been experienced, knowledgeable, and ready to seamlessly jump into the fast paced workflow of our studios.

— Jeff Guillot, Director of Global Business Development, Deyan Audio

I find that CRAS students are the most prepared in handling the technical and professional demands of recording studios. CRAS’ consistency in updating their curriculum and training their students on the latest gear is why they’ve been my go-to for the last decade.

— Roxy Flo, Director of Business Development, Fever Recording & Clear Lake Recording

AMVs most recent hire came from CRAS. I worked closely with Rachel finding the right person that we both felt would be best suited. He is doing just fine and a welcome addition to the team. I would highly recommend looking at CRAS when looking for employees, finding people in this business can be extremely difficult, but knowing there is a school like CRAS offering this kind of technical training is certainly a great tool for companies to have.

— Ian Vysick, Audio Development Specialist, All Mobile Video

CRAS and PSAV have a strong partnership, offering graduates and alumni a career path in the live event technology industry.  CRAS students are eager to take their education and experience and put it to work, while continuing their training and development in all aspects of live event technology with a global employer.

— Marty Matyas, Senior Recruiter, PSAV

I think CRAS is top notch and I see the difference in caliber of students not just on the technical side but professional!

— Destiny Rael, Studio Manager, Firehouse Recording Studios

I have taken on lots of interns from CRAS. I think they give the best education of any of the schools I have worked with. CRAS sends people that are ready to work and know the gear. They are good students and good people.

— Jim Kaufman, Owner, American Voodoo Records; Musician

I have been taking CRAS interns since 2003, back when I was working on Pirates of the Caribbean. They are dedicated and get the job done. They are really into learning and working at the highest level of audio production.

— Allison Clark, Music Supervisor/Production, Seven Pin Studios

The only interns we take are from CRAS. The program is intensive, the students have Pro Tools skills, and they rise to the occasion when given the opportunity.

— Kathleen Wirt, Owner, 4th Street Recording

Our CRAS interns have been terrific. We have had over 15 in the past 2 years and we are excited to have them. We have also hired 10 – 12 CRAS alumni who have futures in this business and are very talented. My CRAS alumni employees are very key individuals in this company.

— Ruben Veloso, President, CCI Digital

Omnisound Studios has benefited from CRAS students for many years now. The level of preparedness and knowledge that these student interns arrive with makes it an easy transition to getting them not only involved but plugged into the recording process here in Nashville.

— Chris Holloway, OmniSound Studios, Nashville

I’ve been working at Chalice Recording Studio for over 10 years. From my experience, some of the best interns that were referred to us came from CRAS. They are motivated, hardworking and well informed about the real world of the recording industry. The intern coordinators are friendly and extremely helpful as well.

— Valerie Pilinsky, Chalice Studios, Los Angeles

As an owner of a busy studio in Chicago I have reached out to various recording schools offering a chance for their students to intern, assist and hopefully engineer at our facility. CRAS students have always been tops on my list. They are prepared and knowledgeable and fit into our pace of everyday recording. This is important as we don’t have time or energy to retrain students for the real world of studio recording.

— Rick Barnes, RAX Trax

CRAS is a place that offers a very well rounded education for anyone with an interest in audio. It teaches you everything from the basic fundamentals that you need to get somewhere in the industry. Not only is the staff extremely good at what they do, they teach you things in a hands on world filled with some of the best equipment that you will run into in the following stages of your career.

— John Mullers, Flux Studios, NYC

I am always happy to bring on a CRAS graduate at my studio. I know prior to offering any training that they have some real studio experience, are knowledgeable in signal flow and have an understanding of how to use and maintain the studio equipment.

— Jesse Rothman, Penthouse Recording Studios, NYC

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Experience a Day in the Life of a CRAS Grad

What is it like to be a professional audio engineer in Los Angeles? Watch this mini documentary to get an idea of what a day in the life of CRAS grad David Davis is like.

Our Students & Grads Are Connected

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CRAS Classes Start Every 3 Weeks

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Laptop Recording Package

As a CRAS student you’ll receive a Laptop Recording Package included in the cost of tuition.

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Graduate in Only 11 Months

CRAS graduates enter audio careers 336% faster than traditional 4 year colleges, and 118% faster than 2 year community colleges.

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Get your hands on The Latest Gear

Be exposed to the same gear and software found in professional studios around the world.

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16 Certifications

The best way to demonstrate expertise in any field is through certification on industry-standard applications and gear.

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