San Francisco, CA (January 20, 2005)–Pyramind: The Institute For Advanced Digital Audio Training, had its first class session with new instructor and respected engineer Frank Gryner. Gryner was brought in to show Pyramind students first hand miking and tracking techniques. Gryner recently flew up from Los Angeles along with the rap-metal band AWS to record a track for their upcoming Peace of Mind EP. The recording session and Pyramind’s Advanced Music Production Class (MP&E 301) took place at Hibiki Studios in Mountain View.
Gryner is a rock and hard rock producer and engineer and who’s worked on major albums and projects including Rob Zombie, The Dandy Warhols, Bon Jovi, The Crystal Method, Korn, BT, Methods of Mayhem, and Fischerspooner among many others.
“The recording session with Frank Gryner went great,” stated Greg Gordon, founder and president of Pyramind. “Having the combination of a high caliber engineer and producer, and a band like AWS at the Hibiki studios was perfect for the students. They really got a lesson in the real world of making a record.”
Located in San Francisco’s South of Market area, Pyramind offers hands on training in today’s working studio environment. Driven by a philosophy of creativity meeting technology, students get experience interacting with industry professionals in both the studio and classroom. Through Pyramind’s “Digital Producer Certificate Program” students learn the most up to date software and hardware skills and techniques for both music and media production.
As a Digidesign Certified Training Center, Pryamind covers the Digidesign Pro Tools software training 101, 201, and 210M music production classes, and three levels of sound for picture training led by film sound supervisor veteran Dave Nelson of Outpost Studios. Classroom and studio training also includes Apple certified training for Logic Audio, as well as training in Ableton Live, Propellorhead’s Reason and Native Instruments DJ software Traktor, and virtual synthesis tools Reaktor. Absynth, FM7, Kontakt and Battery. As an authorized Apple Training Center Pyramind also teaches Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro as a final level in the Digital Producer Certificate Program.
The majority of Pyramind’s classes are held at the company’s four-studio complex in San Francisco, with the exception of the upper level MP&E 301 class led by Gryner at Hibiki Studios. This gives students maximum exposure to different working studio environments and gives students a very real world experience. The multi studio complex at 880 Folsom street revolves around its state of the art ten seat multi workstation training lab outfitted with the most up to date Mac-based digital audio production software and hardware.