San Francisco’s first fully integrated digital audio and MIDI production facility, Pyramind Sound, is founded in
1992 by Gregory J. Gordon
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.
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.
1997 – 2000: Greg develops and teaches the digital audio curriculum at SF State University’s multimedia studies program.
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.
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.
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.
2007: Pyramind expands again by acquiring a second facility, previously home to Universal Music’s Northern California distribution headquarters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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