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David Earl AKA SF Logic Ninja

Produce professional music in Logic Pro X

Instructor: David Earl (AKA SF Logic Ninja) with updates by Mario Graham.

Take a deep dive into Logic Pro X with Apple’s Logic Pro product manager David Earl.

  • Part I: Making Music with Logic Pro
  • Part II: Recording and Editing Audio
  • Part III: Recording and Editing MIDI
  • Part IV: Mixing and Mastering
  • Recording and Editing Audio
  • Recording and Editing MIDI
  • Manage MIDI Signal Flow
  • Manage Channel Strips & Track Stacks
  • Custom Channel Strips & Track Stacks
  • Recording MIDI
  • Manage Record Settings
  • Piano Roll
  • Exploring Logic’s Score Editor
  • Event List Editing
  • Smart Controls
  • Controller Data
  • Working with Rhythm
  • Advanced Time & Tempo
  • The Synthesizers of Logic Pro X
  • Advanced Drum Programming
  • Advanced MIDI
  • Post-Production Techniques
  • Speeding up Workflow with Templates
  • Mixing and Mastering


Steffen Franz Pyramind Mentor

Music Business Essentials for Independent Artists

Music Business for the Emerging Artis

Instructor: Steffen Franz

This self-paced online course, designed by senior music industry executive Steffen Franz, provides a comprehensive overview of essential aspects of the music business tailored for independent artists. Covering topics ranging from copyrights to digital distribution, music licensing, project management, website development, marketing, and influencer engagement, this course equips artists with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the modern music industry landscape.

  • copywriting
  • publishing
  • work for hire & singer/songwriter/producer agreements
  • digital distribution
  • music licensing for TV, Film & Games
  • project management
  • Strategies for Web development
  • Actionable social media & influencer marketing strategies
  • Crafting Artist Biography
  • Smart URL Strategies
  • Writing Press Releases
  • Outbound Marketing
  • Types of Influencers
  • Connecting with Influencers
  • Working with Platforms like Submithub & NoiseTrade


Matt Donner

Music Theory For Producers

The foundation for understanding all music and is a must for any serious producer.

Instructor: Matt Donner

This online self-paced course was designed by Pyramind’s Chief Academic officer, Matt Donnner. 

Infused with piano skills, ear training, and finger drumming, this class sets the foundation for understanding all music and is a must for any serious producer.

Using Ableton Live as the underlying DAW, Matt provides a ground-up introduction to Piano and Keyboard performance. The keyboard has become the Swiss army knife of instruments in our D.A.W. and Soft-Synth heavy production landscape, and skills on the instrument will dramatically improve the speed at which you can produce tracks.

  • Notes of Music
    Intervals of the Major Scale, and Rhythm
  • Piano Basics
    C Major, G Major, and Advanced Intervals
    Intervals of the Major Scale
    Intervals of C Major
    G Major Scale
  • Playing along with a click/metronome
    Note Reading (Staff Notation) Intro
  • Intro to Triads and Harmonizing
  • Chord Progressions
    Diatonic Harmonic Cadences – Chords of the Major scale
    The 4-chord song: I – V – vi – IV
    Building Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions
    Cadences: Musical punctuation
  • Triad Inversion and Voice Leading
    Triad Inversions & Voice Leading
    A Major and E Major scales
    I – IV – V in C Major with inverted shapes
  • Chord Voicing and Voice leading 
    F and B Major Scales
  • Minor Scales
    Intro to Minor scale and altered forms: Harmonic and Melodic Minor
  • 7th Chords, and Inversions
    Melody and Non-Chord Tones (Suspensions, Anticipations, Passing, etc…)
    Intro to Diatonic 7th Chords
  • Modulation and Secondary Dominants
    Modulating to different keys, Secondary Dominants
  • Mode Mixture
    Using Borrowed Chords
    Common progressions with Mode Mixture
    Using the fully diminished 7th chord.
    Progressions with Mode Mixture
    Class Jam: Musical Simon Says – Class vs. Instructor
  • Chromatic Harmony and Beyond


Shane Hazleton

Producing With Ableton Live

Start and finish entirely composed tracks within Ableton Live.

Instructors: Matt Donner and Shayne Hazleton

This authentic, interactive learning opportunity gives the Pyramind experience a significant edge over other online courses or tutorials.

Curriculum expertly developed with the extensive video content in Pyramind’s learning management system. Includes custom templates and prests with time saving techniques and collaborative workflows.

In addition to gaining familiarity with Ableton Live’s primary applications, lessons are arranged to emphasize the adoption of a solid workflow.

Students work on their original tracks to prepare them to be release-ready!

      • Overview of Ableton Live interface and features
      • Setting up audio and MIDI devices
      • Navigating the Session and Arrangement views
      • Understanding clips and scenes
      • Creating and editing MIDI clips
      • Utilizing virtual instruments and software synthesizers
      • Exploring MIDI effects and controllers
      • Recording and editing audio in Ableton Live
      • Applying audio effects and processing
      • warping and time-stretching
      • Crafting compelling drum patterns and grooves
      • Working with drum racks and slicing samples
      • Creating unique percussion arrangements
      • Using MIDI instruments for harmonization
      • Synthesizing sounds with Ableton’s built-in instruments
      • Designing custom patches and presets
      • Creating unique textures and atmospheres
      • Sampling audio from various sources
      • Chopping and manipulating samples
      • Building dynamic and expressive sample-based instruments
      • Techniques for organizing and structuring music
      • Balancing levels and panning
      • Applying EQ, compression, and other mixed effects
      • Utilizing automation for a dynamic mix
      • Sidechain compression and parallel processing
      • Using audio and MIDI effects creatively
      • Incorporating Max for Live devices
    • Finishing your tracks for a live performance or release


Greg Gordon

Mixing & Mastering

The Skills to Level Up Your Game

Instructor: Greg Gordon

Learn the art of Mixing & Mastering with Pyramind CEO & Founder Greg Gordon. This course explores the art and science of mixing and mastering using Ableton Live. Students will learn essential techniques for maximizing song arrangement, dissecting emotional arcs, balancing elements, employing advanced automation and effects, applying EQ and compression, creating submixes, mastering, and understanding the nuances of mixing for different playback environments. Students will develop the skills needed to produce professional-quality mixes and masters.

  • Introduction to Mixing – Gain staging/Volume/Level Mixing
  • Mixing: Panorama & Stereo Width
  • Mixing: EQ
  • Mixing Compression
  • Mixing: Saturation & Excitement
  • Mixing FX Returns & Intro to 5.1 Mixing
  • 5.1 Mixing Techniques –  
  • Are you ready for Mastering?
  • Welcome to Mastering – Mastering EQ & Compression
  • Mastering Techniques
  • Mastering: Limiter, Loudness, and Metering


Dr. Steven Schwartz - Pyramind Mentor

Vibrational Sound Healing

Join the revolution in vibroacoustic music

Instructor: Dr. Steven Schwartz

Learn from evolutionary performance expert Dr. Steven Schwartz, author of Primal Resonance and the founder and President of Bioharmonic Technologies: a human optimization and therapeutic music company created to raise the vibration of the planet and harmonize humanity using sound, light, frequency, and vibration.This course delves into the principles and practices of vibrational sound healing using bioharmonic technologies, focusing on Dr. Steven Schwartz’s groundbreaking research on the VIBE sound bed. Students will explore the history of sound healing, the evolution of vibroacoustics, the effects of sound on human physiology, frequency physics, and the application of vibrational sound therapy using the V.I.B.E. system. 

  • Introduction to Sound Healing
  • History and Evolution of Sound Healing
  • Frequency Physics and Human Physiology
  • Vibrational Sound Therapy
  • What is vibrational sound therapy and how it works
  • The V.I.B.E. System
  • Detailed introduction to the V.I.B.E. system
  • “Sonic-ceuticals” from Bioharmonic Technologies
  • Exploration of the music utilized in vibrational sound therapy
  • Spreading the V.I.B.E.S.
  • Opportunities for further exploration and study in the field


Conrad Schuman Artists Brand Online Class

Artist Branding

Building an authentic brand identity that resonates with your target audience

Instructor: Conrad Schuman

This online self-paced course was designed by Conrad Shuman (Founder of the Artists Road Map and the global touring band Beautiful Machines) to provide aspiring musicians and music artists with a comprehensive understanding of branding principles and strategies tailored to the music industry. Participants will learn how to build a strong and authentic brand identity that resonates with their target audience, enhances their visibility, and advances their career goals. Through a series of extensively detailed informational PDFs, students will explore various aspects of branding, including audience discovery, brand development, and strategic planning.

  • Introduction to the course
    Overview of branding fundamentals
    Importance of branding for music artists
    Key elements of a successful brand
    Assignment: Self-assessment of current brand identity
  • Branding Exploded
    Understanding brand perception
    Exploring brand archetypes
    Case studies of successful music artist brands
    Crafting a compelling brand story
    Assignment: Analyzing brand archetypes in music artists
  • Audience Discovery
    Importance of understanding your audience
    Techniques for Audience Research
    Identifying target demographics and psychographics
    Building audience personas
    Assignment: Conducting audience research for your music brand
  • Brand Development
    Defining your unique value proposition
    Creating brand visuals and aesthetics
    Developing brand voice and messaging
    Building brand consistency across platforms
    Assignment: Designing brand visuals and messaging for your music brand
  • Brand Strategy
    Crafting a brand strategy framework
    Setting short-term and long-term brand goals
    Developing a content strategy
    Leveraging social media for brand promotion
    Assignment: Drafting a comprehensive brand strategy for your music brand


Bob Duskis - Co-founder and President of Six Degrees Records

How to start an Independent
Record Label

Acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully start and manage your own independent record label

Instructor: Bob Duskis

This online course was developed by the co-founder and president of Six Degrees Records and award-winning industry veteran, Bob Duskis. It is designed to provide comprehensive guidance on starting and managing an independent record label. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of independent labels, the requirements to establish one, marketing strategies, revenue sources, third-party licensing opportunities, and insights into the future of the industry.

  • Introduction to Independent Labels
    History and Evolution of Independent Labels
    Importance of Independent Labels in the Music Industry
    Case Studies of Successful Independent Labels
    Establishing Your Label
  • Legal and Business Considerations for Starting a Label
    Creating a Business Plan
    Funding and Budgeting
    Building Your Team: Roles and Responsibilities
    Marketing & Promotion
  • Developing Your Brand Identity
    Creating Marketing Strategies for Artists and Releases
    Utilizing Social Media and Online Platforms
    Publicity and Press Relations
    Revenue Generation
  • Understanding Different Revenue Streams for Labels
    Digital and Physical Sales
    Merchandising and Brand Partnerships
    Royalties and Publishing
    Third-Party Licensing
  • Introduction to Third-Party Licensing
    Negotiating Deals for Films, TV, Commercials, and Video Games
    Sync Licensing Strategies
    Maximizing Revenue through Licensing
    Future Trends and Strategies
  • Emerging Trends in the Music Industry
    Adapting to Technological Changes
    Strategies for Long-Term Sustainability
    Networking and Collaborations in the Industry