Pyramind Studio A in session.
Pyramind’s newly renovated Studio A now features an 11.2 Meyer Cinema Surround System made up of three Acheron Studio Screen Channel Loudspeakers, eight Meyer Sound HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers, two Meyer Sound x-800C high-power cinema subwoofers and two Galileo 408 loudspeaker management systems. The Studio A Meyer Sound System installation was done by Dennis P. Stearns. The Meyer Sound System and Studio A mix room was tuned by Bob Hodas for stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 DTS and Dolby Digital surround.
Pyramind’s Studio A is San Francisco’s largest surround mix room and dubbing stage and uses a Mac Pro Eight Core Tower and an Avid 16 channel HD/IO interface running the latest versions of Pro Tools 10, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Reason. An HP gaming PC has been added for playback of video game builds and real time interactive mixing. The control surface is an Avid D-Command with X-Mon and surround panner. All of Pyramind’s studios have extensive plug-in architectures as well as server fed access to both custom music and sound effects libraries as well as libraries from East/West, Project SAM, Vienna Symphonic, and many more. Studio A is enhanced by a sonically isolated voiceover room and a 300′ live tracking room complete with renovated foley pits for creating live sound effects and sound design. The five hundred square foot control room has been outfitted with a 22′ Projection Screen, an Epson HD projector and Marantz AV7005 Receiver for HDMI distribution.
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s creative development community, Pyramind Studios has grown to become the country’s leading-edge Game Audio production company, offering interactive sound development services and music production for the biggest names in screen and interactive entertainment. 2011 was a big year for Pyramind Studios which realized two G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild) awards for Best Interactive Score and Best Use of Licensed music as well as nominations for Music Of The Year and Best Original Instrumental, all for Kinect Disneyland Adventures as well as a nomination for Best Soundtrack Album for Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary.
Recent projects include: The complete score for Microsoft’s newest incarnation of Flight, Music and Sound Design for the critically acclaimed Idle Worship by Idle Games, the ground breaking RPG Quests & Sorcery by ngmoco, 5.1 surround mixes for recording artist Celldweller’s combo DVD/Blu-Ray release Live Upon A Blackstar, and music for 2K’s “Spec Ops, The Line”.
Michael Roache has taken over the production management of Pyramind Studios as Audio Producer since the departure of Paul Lipson, Pyramind’s former Audio Director who left the company to become Music and Audio Director for Microsoft Studios. “Pyramind Studios has entered a unique and exciting time in its history. Never before have we been so well equipped and well positioned in our field. Pyramind is fortunate to have class leading facilities, but we know that the talent is truly what makes the difference.” Pyramind’s talented roster includes composers Brian Trifon (Trifonic), Tom Salta (Prince Of Persia, H.A.W.X.) and Lennie Moore (Star Wars: The Old Republic) and sound designers Jim Diaz (Sega, LucasArts) and Dren McDonald (EA, Disney Interactive). Pyramind’s rising stars include Jeremy Garren (ngmoco, Idle Games, Microsoft) and Jongnic Bontemps (Iron Man 2: The Video Game).
For more information on Pyramind’s studio production services, please visit Pyramind Studios online or contact Michael Roache at 415 896.9800 x.200.