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Develop your skills and build your network to excel in music
production and sound for picture and games.
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Launch your career as an audio producer in just
12 months, while building an extensive portfolio,
earning 5 industry recognized certifications, and learning from industry pros in 3 cutting edge studios.

Develop your skills and build your network to excel in music
production and sound for picture and games.

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Work with the biggest names in the industry

1-on-1 weekly mentorship
12 months of studio time
12:1 student ratio
13 compositions and 35
portfolio pieces
5 Industry recognized
certifications

Fast-track your career as a professional producer

You don’t need a 4-year degree to excel as a professional audio producer. With this 1-year, intensive curriculum,
you work with industry professionals who give you the skills and knowledge, as well as the career coaching and job placement assistance
you need to succeed. You can even pursue projects and collaborate with people in our learning community.
Gain a competitive edge with a versatile skillset This program builds your skills in a wide range of disciplines – music production, post production, sound design, audio engineering, and sound for picture and games. We help set you up for the MOST career opportunities.
Personalized approach We get to know who you are and what your strengths and weaknesses are. We listen to your needs, interests and motivations, and adjust your learning experience accordingly.
Career coaching We help you develop the resources you need post-graduation to launch your career as a recording artist or producer, and find work doing what you love.
Networking & community We believe in fuelling your passion with caring instructors and collaborative relationships that build life-long relationships with other developing artists and industry professionals.
Throughout your training you’ll work
and learn in our three Pro studios
Learn from Industry professionals who have
worked with the biggest names in the industry
5 certificationsYou’ll earn the Avid Pro Tools User, Operator, 130P, and Expert certifications. Lastly, the Pyramind Complete Producer Certificate which will open the door to highly in-demand roles with game developers, recording studios, music industry and tech corporations.
Tuition & housing assistance If you can’t pay out of pocket, you have funding partners available to you at Business Funding Network. For housing we’ll connect you to our official housing partner Music City. Contact us today to learn more about this process.
Access to three PRO studios You work with industry-leading equipment in premium sound rooms, so you always know how your mixes translate to clubs, screens or consoles. There’s no experience like producing your music in a professional studio.
Taste the real life of a music producer The program is designed to overload you, just like the real world. You’ll run multiple projects simultaneously, requiring you to manage your time and communicate deadlines to partners and clients.

Take the next step in evolving your sound
into your career, while building the life you want.

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What students say about their Pyramind experience

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where I am at… That was elevating the most. Like, these are my people. Finally!”

Pyramind Success Stories

Here are some highlights of our alumni working at top Game Studios, Production Companies and Audio Tech Companies in the industry

Why choose Pyramind

When you choose Pyramind, you benefit from over 20 years of industry connections and experience offering the highest quality education in music
production, composition, sound engineering, sound design, audio post-production, live performance, and DJ’ing.

Jeremy Garren - Pyramind Graduate

Hundreds of success stories

Our graduates have gone on to work for AAA game developers, music tech companies, commercial studios, get signed with international labels, tour the world, start their own labels and publishing companies, and land lucrative licensing and  sample pack deals.

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Learn from the best

Our staff has worked with a diverse range of world-renowned artists, including Ferry Corsten, DJ Tiesto, Nicodemus, LMFAO, Mix Master Mike, Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), Armin Van Buuren, Beastie Boys and many others.

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Brands that trust our work and training

Our production services team has produced soundtracks, sound design, and interactive audio for industry-leading companies such as Disney Interactive, Sony Interactive, Microsoft Studios, HTC Vive, Blizzard Entertainment, Insomniac Games, Zynga, Apple, and many more!

Pyramind vs. The Competition

Career coaching & mentoring
Access to professional recording studios
Intimate Class Sizes
Community Events - Guest Workshops - Listening Sessions
Years in business
Yes, all throughout the experience.
Yes, students have access to 3 Pro studios each with their own separate recording space
Yes, we teach in small class sizes up to 12 students to ensure a safe and family oriented setting.
Anywhere from 3 to 5 events per term!
Over 20 years
Other Music Schools
Limited amount of time, often have to pay more.
Varies, some schools don’t have professional recording studios. At the very least one which limits the amount of availability for students.
Some schools have 20 to 30 students in a class room
Varies
Often less than 10
Other Music Schools
Career coaching & mentoring
Yes, all throughout the experience.
Limited amount of time, often have to pay more.
Access to professional recording studios
Yes, students have access to 3 Pro studios each with their own separate recording space
Varies, some schools don’t have professional recording studios. At the very least one which limits the amount of availability for students.
Intimate Class Sizes
Yes, we teach in small class sizes up to 12 students to ensure a safe and family oriented setting.
Some schools have 20 to 30 students in a class room
Community Events - Guest Workshops - Listening Sessions
Anywhere from 3 to 5 events per term!
Varies
Years in business
Over 20 years
Often less than 10

Curriculum

This course is designed for complete beginners all the way to intermediate users of the software.

In addition to gaining familiarity with Live’s primary applications, the in depth lessons are arranged to emphasize the adoption of a solid workflow that includes Max for Live integration.

During this three month program we focus on the details of all the devices contained within Ableton Live Suite. Students receive comprehensive training on Live’s various modes, components, parameters, and capabilities, as well as how it is used in conjunction with the Push 2, and other professional audio applications and third party tools.

Pyramind’s twelve week Ableton Live Program provides the necessary training for students with little to no experience in computer-based audio production and recording to enter our advanced music production focused courses well prepared.

The Pyramind Music Theory course combines both a theoretical and practical introduction to the theory and application of music. Infused with both piano skills and ear training, this fundamental class sets the foundation for understanding all music and is a must for any serious producer. We start from the absolute beginning and provide a ground-up introduction to Piano and Keyboard performance and music theory. The keyboard has become the Swiss army knife of instruments in the digital audio workstation and soft-synth heavy production landscape. Facility on the instrument will dramatically improve the speed at which you can produce and arrange music of all genres.
The Sound Engineering program offered at Pyramind allows students to explore the concept of what sound really is, both scientifically and musically. Students study the psycho acoustics of live sound: from moving waves to electrons and then to bits and bytes. Audio engineering is dissected as both an art and a science: in depth and hands on analysis of signal flow from the live room and into the studio, microphone selection to placement and technique, headphone cue mixing, analog to digital conversion, compression, gating and recording live instruments are all part of these classes. The recordings created throughout are used to hone your post-production techniques in preparation for final mix and mastering. You tighten and clean up the recordings with editing, tuning and processing using the latest tools and plug-ins.
User, Operator, Post and Expert Avid Pro Tools Certification training.
Pyramind’s six month Pro Tools program is one of the most comprehensive options in the world. Students learn the ins and outs of this industry standard digital audio workstation software and can earn as many as four vital AVID manufacture certifications that greatly enhance employment opportunities in the industry. The Pro Tools Program introduces fundamental DAW concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete an advanced Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mix-down. You will build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences with virtual instruments and lock to picture. Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording and importing audio and MIDI, editing dialog and sound effects, speed navigating sessions, arranging media on tracks, using plug ins and outboard gear, and mixing techniques to finalize and then master your production.
The Pyramind DJ/Performance course begins with the fundamentals of DJ’ing including: beat matching, EQ’ing, gain matching, track selection, harmonic mixing, effects, set prep, and more.   You get hands on learning throughout the class in our brand new, custom-built DJ/Performance lab, made up of six individual training stations using Pioneer DJMS3 mixers and XDJ700 Pioneer Pro CDJ’s. The performance stage is designed to look and feel like you’re in a nightclub environment and is outfitted with the X1 DJM-900NXS2 mixer and as many as four X2 CDJ 2000NXS2’s. The lab is outfitted with multiple video cameras, including overhead the performance stage to record your performance and for in-class viewing on the 64-inch LCD video display monitor. All the cameras are routed to a video switcher, optimized for live streaming, recording, and in-class viewing. The custom-designed LED light wall installation is controlled by Resolume Arena software. This uses beat synchronization with the CDJ’s for stunning visuals to accompany both your in-class and live streaming performance.
This class follows Apple’s certified training course for Logic X Pro: an integrated digital audio and MIDI sequencing production system. Students are introduced to all of the primary windows and features in Logic, to the point where they can confidently manage and complete a song using Logic, from inspiration, to creation, to mixing and mastering, to a finished product. This class also covers higher-end functions relating to composition, sound design, and post-production. All of the built-in synthesizers are explained and explored, cross-referencing the synthesis training happening in the sound design classes.
There are as many ways to produce music as there are people doing it, but some methods yield consistently better results than others. This class will show you best practices in music production and will involve lots of in-class, hands-on activity. We’ll be integrating the concepts learned in the other classes into a cohesive workflow. Students build ideas from day one towards completed compositions in the style of their choosing. Throughout, students learn advanced Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) concepts and techniques. This course builds off of the lessons learned in our other DAW courses. Students learn various workflows, remixing techniques, and advanced concepts to take their music to the next level.
The new era of sound design is here and more accessible than ever. Synthesizers have changed the face of modern music and the quality of our films’ and games’ dramatically.  This course is designed to deliver a comprehensive understanding of sound design using Native Instruments Products, Serum, Ableton Live Suite tools and Logic Pro X tools. Concepts are reinforced through in-class lab work, homework assignments and the final project in which students create a sample pack of patches from every instrument covered in class.
Pyramind’s comprehensive Music Business program begins by providing a broad look at the ever-changing music business landscape. This class explores the differences between the Major and Independent Label, digital distribution, copyright law, creating a publishing company, the use of social media to grow your fan base, grassroots marketing, physical manufacturing and distribution, planning for a release, nontraditional retail, and creating multiple revenue streams from your music. This six month course is designed to help focus career objectives and to make the most out of the intense learning and growing experience that is Pyramind. This business class lays the ground-work necessary to generate the confidence and build the resources needed post graduation to launch your career as a recording artist or producer or to find work doing what you love.
The Film Audio Program at Pyramind offers a comprehensive journey into the world of crafting and sculpting sonic landscapes for visual linear media. This course provides the core skills and workflows involved in creating and implementing sound for linear media and serves to prepare you for the Avid Certified Operator: Pro Tools HD | Post certification exam. Class time is divided between demonstration and hands-on practice, with ample time for experimentation with sample material. Students create entirely original sound design for film shorts. Emphasis is placed on understanding Film Audio Workflow including: Foley, Sound Design, Automated Dialog Replacement (ADR), spotting to picture, and the creation of Dialog, Music and Effects stems (DM&E) for final mix to picture in Dolby Digital surround formats.
The Game Audio Program at Pyramind offers an intensive journey into the world of crafting and sculpting adaptive scores and sound design for interactive media.  This course provides students with exposure to the core skills and workflows involved in creating and implementing game audio. Class time is divided between demonstration and hands-on practice, with ample time for experimentation with sample material and Game Audio implementation. The class goes deep into common techniques for assessing, acquiring, recording, editing, mastering and implementing interactive audio. Pyramind is the only school on the west coast that is Wwise certified. Training in Wwise and FMOD means students receive hands-on training with this leading Middleware tools of the trade. Middleware tools like these provide a deep understanding of interactive audio creation and the implementation process. Students compose music, create sound design and record dialog for the purpose of implementation into a game environment.
The Live Performance course focuses on harnessing the power of Ableton Live to create sophisticated DJ sets and Live Performances.   Whether you want to create all of your sounds and sequencing live, perform backing tracks with a band, create a live show for a touring act,  or DJ with the most power and flexibility possible this course is the answer for you. Students will work with various types of MIDI controllers, including the APC 40 and Ableton Push 2, and develop skills and strategies culminating in a live performance set.
The mixing and mastering processes are an essential part of the production process.  Student projects and sample mixes are dissected in a workshop setting to determine what works and what doesn’t using a set of specified objective criteria. This class synthesizes ALL of the subjects learned to date – from music theory to songwriting, production tools and engineering concepts – as students actualize what a piece of music actually goes through to be finished. Students learn how to utilize fundamental mixing concepts as well as advanced creative techniques to bring their music to life and prepare their tracks for release.
Our full-time students benefit from having a place every week to present and talk through their projects, ideas, and get their questions answered by a professional musician/instructor. This class is designed to ensure that no student is left behind and serves to cement the concepts and techniques from each of their classes. Being able to recount the lessons learned is a vital part of the growing process and Pyramind has dedicated time each week to providing students the platform to do so with Technical Training.

Join hundreds of our graduates who successfully started
a career in music production and sound for picture and games

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You’re drawn to a career in sound because you’re passionate about doing what
you love. With the training you receive in the Complete Producer Program,
you’ll bridge the wide gap between being a hobbyist to becoming a professional.

You benefit from…

Training that gives you

a versatile skillset

Personalized approach

Career coaching

Networking & community

Tuition assistance

Graduation

5 certifications

Access to three pro studios

Guidance from professional

music producers

Tuition: $27,995

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