Audio Engineering Programs Spotlight – The Complete Music Producer Program
Sol Rising (AKA Brandon Au) was a Pyramind student in 2008 and graduated from one of Pyramind’s audio engineering programs, known today as our Complete Music Producer Program.
His original soundscapes evoke feelings of bliss throughout an eclectic mix of hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, EDM and electronic dance beats.
Born in Vancouver, BC, Brandon began meditating at age four with a walking mantra technique. His mother took him to visit numerous spiritual teachers, who inspired him on the spiritual path he walks today. As a teenager, he became a hip-hop fanatic.
His rooted interest in hip-hop led him to learning the art of scratching — using turntables as musical instruments. Sol Rising soon became one of America’s top scratch DJs, winning second place at the DMC, the world’s most prestigious DJ competition.
After graduating in the top 5% of his accounting class at University of Iowa, he realized accounting was not his path. A journey to India illuminated his true calling — to light up people’s awareness of their true nature through music. This lead him to begin studying in Pyramind’s audio engineering programs and productions at Pyramind Studios in San Francisco and produce his first album, “I AM Soul.”
Now a successful Producer with 20 albums released, Sol Rising has been streamed nearly 200 million times on Spotify and Apple music. He has licensed music for brands such as Apple, Clarks Shoes, Hotels.com, Snapchat, Airbnb and US Polo as well as a placement in Academy Award winning director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film “Loro.” Sol Rising has been featured in major media outlets including The Washington Post and Yoga Journal. Sol Rising is an international touring DJ playing festivals in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia at festivals such as Wanderlust, Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle. He has also joined forces with Yoga powerhouse MC Yogi and has a fervent following in the Ecstatic Dance scene. Sol Rising has headlined Ecstatic Dance Retreat Hawaii, and is a fixture at Ecstatic Dances across the country. Sol Rising has been featured in many other major media outlets and his music has been enjoyed by millions of viewers through his YouTube video.
Pyramind Institute stands at the forefront of audio engineering education, offering cutting-edge programs designed to empower aspiring professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic world of sound and music production. With a steadfast commitment to excellence and innovation, Pyramind’s audio engineering programs provide students with a comprehensive education that combines theory, practical application, and real-world experience.
At Pyramind, our audio engineering programs are meticulously crafted to cover a wide range of topics essential to success in the field. From foundational concepts such as signal flow, microphone techniques, and studio acoustics to advanced skills in digital audio workstations (DAWs), mixing, mastering, and sound design, our curriculum is designed to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the technical and creative aspects of audio engineering.
What sets Pyramind’s audio engineering programs apart is our emphasis on experiential learning. Students have access to state-of-the-art recording studios, production labs, and industry-standard equipment, allowing them to gain hands-on experience and apply their knowledge in a professional setting. Our world-class faculty, comprised of industry veterans and experts, provides mentorship, guidance, and real-world insights that prepare students for success in the music and audio industries.
Whether you’re a novice looking to break into the field or a seasoned professional seeking to refine your skills, Pyramind offers a variety of audio engineering programs to suit your needs and schedule. With flexible daytime, evening, weekend, online, and in-person classes available, you can pursue your passion for sound and music production on your own terms.
Now is the time to take the first step toward a rewarding career in audio engineering. Sign up for new classes at Pyramind Institute today and join a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for sound and music. Whether you dream of working in recording studios, live sound reinforcement, film and television production, video games, or virtual reality, Pyramind’s audio engineering programs will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities you need to succeed. Don’t wait any longer—your future in audio engineering starts here at Pyramind.