OUR STORY

San Francisco’s first fully integrated digital audio and MIDI production facility, Pyramind Sound, is founded in 
1992 by Gregory J. Gordon  

Pyramind Sound – 1994

 

From his college days as a singer and songwriter in multiple rock bands to working in numerous SF Bay Area, New York and Paris studios, Greg develops a reputation and business as a savvy engineer/producer working with cutting edge technology.

Cover of Blues For The Rainforest Album and Photo of Jerry Garcia, Greg Gordon & Merl Saunders in the control room of Merl’s Studio.

 

1995: Native, DJ collective, featuring Greg Gordon (G2), Bill Thompson (bTru), Tony Fader, Chris Campbell and Mark Paley signed to Vox Lumania/Priority Records

 

Rob Garza (Of Thievery Corporation) in the studio with Greg mixing

 

1996: Pyramind’s operations expand to address the needs of San Francisco’s rapidly growing dot com and multimedia industries. This leads to rapid growth in commercial post production and interactive audio development. 

Pyramind Sound, 2000

 

1997 – 2000: Greg develops and teaches the digital audio curriculum at SF State University’s multimedia studies program.

Matt Donner in Studio 832

 

1999: Greg meets Matt Donner, a New York City based engineer, producer, and acclaimed digital audio specialist. Matt first comes on board to engineer for Pyramind’s commercial studio clients, then becomes an instructor and co-architect of Pyramind’s training programs. In 2004 Matt and Greg formalize the partnership and Matt becomes Pyramind’s Chief Academic Officer.

Matt Donner, Training Lab at 832 Folsom St.

 

2000 – Pyramind becomes a registered non-degree granting institution with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education under the DBA: Institute For Advanced Digital Audio Training.

David Earl, Training Lab at 880 Folsom St.

 

2001: Pyramind becomes one of Digidesign’s (now Avid) first official training centers as a sponsored school, well ahead of the rest of the world. Its first instructors are hired; Steve Heithecker and David Earl (AKA sflogicninja). 

2003: Pyramind outgrows its original space of operations and begins renovations at 880 Folsom St. Pyramind begins training in Logic Audio, well in advance of the purchase of the software company by Apple, and well before any formal Logic Certification program.

Steve Heithecker, Recording the orchestral score for Iron Man 2

 

David Earl, Producing in the Loft Studio at 880 Folsom St.

 

2007: Pyramind expands again by acquiring a second facility, previously home to Universal Music’s Northern California distribution headquarters. 

832 Folsom Street SF, Sidewalk Display

 

Established Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, 2007
 
2007: Greg is awarded the prestigious “entrepreneur of the year” award by The Renaissance Center For Entrepreneurship.

With the expansion brought more hires including Paul Lipson, then president of The Game Audio Network Guild, who helps develop and grow Pyramind Studios game audio production work.

Mix Magazine Article by senior editor Tom Kenny, 2009

 

The team recording the orchestra at Skywalker Sound for Halo Anniversary, Combat Evolved
Pictured L-R: First Row…..Lenny Moore, Jan Flute, Wataru Hokoyama, Leslie Ann Jones, Paul Lipson, Greg Gordon, Brian Tryfon, Tom Salta
Second Row…. Michael Roache, Dann Thompson, Andre Zveers

 

Sound stage at Skywalker Sound recording the score for Halo.

 

2008 – 2017: Greg and Matt pioneer the rapid growth of Pyramind as a school in tandem with a real working studio facility.

Award winning projects and clients include: Microsoft Studios, Insomniac Games, Ubisoft, Disney Interactive, Sony, Sega, Blizzard and Zynga working on titles including: Halo Anniversary, Sunset Overdrive, World Of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Tron Run/r, Iron Man II and many more.

  

2009: Pyramind hosts the first ever US Ableton Trainer Certification.

First US Ableton Trainer Certification
Pictured Above

Laura Escude, Timo Preece, Greg Gordon & Ulrich Fisher

 

GANG_Awards_Win_Pyramind_Studios

 

2011-2014: Pyramind wins multiple G.A.N.G. awards including two for Microsoft Studios’ Kinect Disneyland Adventures. 

2015: Pyramind is named to the Inner City 100 list (ICIC) of the country’s fastest growing small businesses.

 

Matt Donner & Greg Gordon producing Youtube & Podcast content.

 

2019: A new partnership is created with the Bay Area Video Coalition. Pyramind re-locates its training headquarters to 2727 Mariposa Street and studio operations to 39 Gilbert Street.

Studio C at Gilbert Street

 

Magenta Training Lab at Mariposa Street Facility

 

Studio B at Gilbert Street

 

Studio B at Gilbert Street

 

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