San Francisco-based Pyramind (The Institute for Advanced Digital Audio Training) had its first class session with new instructor and engineer Frank Gryner. Gryner was brought in to show Pyramind students first-hand miking and tracking techniques. Gryner was recently in 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 (Mountain View, CA).
Gryner (pictured at the board), a rock and hard rock producer/engineer credits include work by 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.”
As a Digidesign certified training center, Pyramind offers hands-on training in a working studio environment, covering the Digidesign Pro Tools software training 101, 201 and 210M music production classes, and three levels of sound for picture training lead 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.
Pyramind students include soul great Booker T. Jones, who has been attending classes and learning Pro Tools. John Honore has played music since he was six, when learning Reason for the first time he said, “What an eye opener that was, the speed at which ideas were turned into reality, and the power that this simple interface offered was nothing less than astounding.”
For more information, go to www.pyramind.com.