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Jacob Velazquez

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David Frangioni

Congrats Jacob for getting two standing ovations on America’s Got Talent #AGT – You inspire all of us!
Learn more about music prodigy Jacob Velazquez who shares his love for the drums with Modern Drummer publisher and mentor David Frangioni.

Jacob Velazquez

& mentor

David Frangioni

Congrats Jacob for getting two standing ovations on America’s Got Talent #AGT – You inspire all of us!
Learn more about music prodigy Jacob Velazquez who shares his love for the drums with Modern Drummer publisher and mentor David Frangioni.

Housewarming: David Frangioni

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You may never have heard of David Frangioni, but audiophiles know his work well. The sound designer and publisher of Modern Drummer magazine worked as chief technologist for the band Aerosmith for more than a decade, and even crafted the audio system in Steven Tyler’s car.

Accolades from Frangioni’s career serve as decor throughout his Boca Raton house, but especially in his office, which is lined with dozens of gold and platinum albums and mementos from Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, and numerous other famous clients.

“My office kind of looks like a Hard Rock Cafe,” says Frangioni. Treasures include an album signed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer given to him by Carl Palmer himself, and custom-engraved platinum records from Steven Tyler for PumpGet a Grip, and Just Push Play. “I own a lot of special items that, although a part of rock history, are the scrapbook of my life.”

Frangioni channeled his music production knowledge into launching Audio One, a custom A/V and smart- home design and installation company. He even managed to please the notoriously critical record producer/reality star Simon Cowell with a home theater and private recording studio he designed for him. So you’d better believe Frangioni’s own home theater is world class. “I wanted my theater to perform like a pro-level theater but feel like a home theater,” he says. And that’s certainly the case: Guests enjoy a 110-inch curved screen with Sony ES front projection and Dolby ATMOS surround sound. “My friends love to watch movies in a home theater without the hassle of the commercial cinemas,” he says.

Frangioni’s Florida retreat—with its lush greenery, pool, and home gym—offers a restful break from his rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, mixing seclusion with easy access to city life. “I love outdoor living in Florida as much as I enjoy being indoors,” he says. “I look forward to coming home to a peaceful, familiar space.”

Like so many highfliers, Frangioni says setting the stage for a restful night is his number one priority when moving into new digs, so the first piece of furniture unpacked is always the bed for his master suite. “It’s a reminder that I’m not in a hotel but in my own space.”

 

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—by Jeanne O’Brien Coffey

—Photograph by Kris Tamburello

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