Audio Production--The High Tech Early College Audio Production Pathway employs an approach to music and music technology education that is completely new. Over the last 60 years or so, the studio itself has come to serve as a creative tool for musicians. More and more, the lines between the audio engineer, the producer, the composer, the arranger, and the performing artist have become blurred. The advent of the Digital Audio Workstation and the proliferation of cheap-yet-powerful music production equipment have made it possible for one person to create a musical piece from start to finish on their own, using just a computer. The HTEC Audio Production Pathway takes advantage of this paradigm shift in the way music can be created by combining education around music engineering and music composition into a single pathway. These formerly separate disciplines are now united through the single goal of one student creating a musical product they are proud of, from beginning to end.