Pyramind Offers New Electronic Music Producer Certificate

San Francisco, CA (August 19, 2005)--Pyramind: The Institute For Advanced Digital Audio Training, has announced that their new Electronic Music Producer (EMP) certificate program will start in September 2005. The 8-month intensive digital music education series of classes has a hands-on emphasis where students learn to use the most popular music software, along with getting a firm background in songwriting, music theory, synthesis, mixing and arranging, and the "business" of music--all while working in a real studio environment.
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San Francisco, CA (August 19, 2005)--Pyramind: The Institute For Advanced Digital Audio Training, has announced that their new Electronic Music Producer (EMP) certificate program will start in September 2005. The 8-month intensive digital music education series of classes has a hands-on emphasis where students learn to use the most popular music software, along with getting a firm background in songwriting, music theory, synthesis, mixing and arranging, and the "business" of music--all while working in a real studio environment.
One of the three classroom/studios at Pyramind
"Our new Electronic Music Producer certificate grew out of student demand for a music-only focused curriculum," said Greg Gordon, founder and president of Pyramind. "Although our Digital Producer certificate is still right for people seeking the broadest possible knowledge base in music, video and sound for picture, we found that focusing in on music creation, production and business is where a lot of musicians want to be. What's most important to them is recording, producing and arranging their music or artists they choose to work with, or starting independent record labels, production studios and production companies. Through the twenty classes in the Electronic Music Producer program, the student gets a broad, as well as deep exposure to producing music, and the business of music."

The Electronic Music Producers Certificate classes include:
-Entrepreneurship In the Music Business 101
-Pro Tools 101
-Logic Audio 101
-Music Production & Engineering 101
-Reason 101
-Ableton Live (Laptop Performance)
-Synthesis 101
-Songwriting 110
-Music Business 201
-Pro Tools 201
-Pro Tools 210M
-Music Production & Engineering 201
-Synthesis and Sampling 201
-Logic 201
-Music Theory and Keyboard 201
-Remixing 210
-Music Production and Engineering 301
-Music Theory 301 (Songwriting & Arranging)
-Mixing and Mastering
-DVD Studio Pro

The cost of the 8-month Electronic Music Producers Certificate is $16,495 and includes all required reading materials, a hard drive for class projects and a six-month "Pyrapass" studio pass allowing students to book time in the professional studio facilities at Pyramind to create class projects and personal music recordings.

The EMP Certificate is a music-only subdivision of Pyramind's acclaimed Digital Producer Certificate program. This intensive digital music education delivers a powerful body of knowledge in music creation and production. By combining technology with creativity, students create a body of work publishable in DVD and/or CD format that serves as a Demo Reel for their client solicitations. As with all Pyramind's certificate programs, the EMP curriculum focuses on the studentís knowledge of industry leading digital audio and music production tools, as well as fostering the drive needed to steer a career in the right direction.

Pyramind offers three manufacturer-based certificates as a part of its eight-month EMP Certificate program. As a Digidesign Certified Training Center, Pryamind offers Pro Tools Operator certification for Digidesign's Pro Tools software, and as an Authorized Apple Training Center Pyramind offers Apple certification for Logic Pro, and DVD Studio Pro. Classes also include training in Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, Spectrasonics Atmosphere, Trilogy, Stylus RMX virtual instruments, and virtual synthesis tools Reaktor, Absynth, FM7, Kontakt and Battery.

Pyramind offers three unique eight-month certificate programs, Digital Producer Certificate, Electronic Music Producer Certificate and Post-Production Certificate.

Pyramind is located at:
880 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-896-9800
888-378-mind

For more information visit www.pyramind.com.