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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.

Overcoming Odds Podcast Appearance

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I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Overcoming Odds Podcast hosted by the amazing Oleg Lougheed. During the course of the interview, Oleg and I shared our insights on surviving trauma and repurposing that trauma into an avenue to help others. 

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Take a Stand: Frangioni Foundation

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dwayne Wade Sr. and Patrick Reynolds on their YouTube show Take A Stand. Dwayne Sr. and Patrick host an annual charity event that I am honored to be a part of. During the course of the video, I gave a little insight into my background, beating cancer as a kid, what led me to a career in A/V design, and my charity work. 

In part-one of the show, we recapped another successful Take A Stand event and discussed the positive effect we can have on young people’s lives. Dwayne Sr. and I also had the chance to revisit some of my past work including a few of the artists I’ve worked with and the technology I’ve helped popularize.

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Music Technology Geek Out with David Frangioni

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In February, I traveled to icy Connecticut to join Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell at Pwop Studios where I was a guest on their podcast .Net Rocks! During the course of the interview, the guys and I discussed the development of music technology, and a variety of stories from my time in the field. 

We started at the beginning, I told stories about growing up in Boston, what influenced me to get into music, my first drum kit, and becoming one of the most sought-after MIDI Consultants in the music industry.

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Music Technologist to The Stars, David Frangioni

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I was excited to join host Christian Swain--The Rock n’ Roll Archeologist--on an episode of his podcast Deeper Digs in Rock. On the show, Christian and I have an in-depth conversation about my book Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Pert to Van Halen. We discussed some of the notable drum kits featured in the book, as well as the stories behind them. 

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Boom, Ba-Boom, Crash! Boom, Ba-Boom, Crash!

An Editor's Overview

Welcome to the July 2019 issue. If you’re into gawking at wild and famous drumkits, then you’re going to enjoy our photo-essay on Crash, the new coffee-table book by drummer, collector, and studio sound technician David Frangioni. In addition to talking to the author about it, we couldn’t resist reprinting a whole host of its photos, as well as a couple that didn’t make the final product.

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Clint Eastwood Icon: The Essential Film Art Collection Featured in The New York Times Sunday Book Review

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Back in June of 2012, Steve Heller of The New York Times Sunday Book Review wrote an in-depth review of my book Clint Eastwood Icon: The Essential Film Art Collection. I appreciated the kind words--and critiques--that Mr. Heller had to offer, and I was very proud to have my hard work featured in such a prestigious review. 

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South Florida Luxury Guide: An Interview About Staying Ahead Of The Curve In Luxury Home Technology

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Back in 2014, I was interviewed by South Florida Luxury Guide, an online digital magazine for luxury cars, jewelry stores, homes, hotels, and other luxury products, about how I got my start in the music business and began building home studios and theaters for celebrity clients such as Bryan Adams, The Stones, and Rascal Flatts.

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.NET Rocks Podcast: A Music Technology Geek Out With Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell

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Earlier this year, I joined Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell at Pwop Studios on the .Net Rocks! podcast to talk about music technology and exchange stories about our work in the industry. The interview began talking about my childhood—when I lost my eye to a rare form of cancer at the age of two and how that experience influenced me to start playing the drums.

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Inside The Drum Experience Center: An Interview With The Iconic Robyn Flans

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Three Sides of the Coin | David Frangioni, Author of CRASH: The World's Greatest Drum Kits

Drummer this show is for you! David Frangioni is a respected pioneer in digital audio and video technology who has written for Rolling Stone, Fortune, and EQ. With David we discuss Peter Criss, Eric Carr, Eric Singer, Stuart Copeland, Clem Burke, Charlie Watts, Alex Van Halen, Butch Vig, Tommy Lee, Nigel Olson.

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How I Became A Rock Star Integrator: CEPro Uncovers The Story Behind Audio One

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I recently dug into my archives and came across an article from 2010. For this story, I spoke with CEPro writer Tom LeBlanc about how to become a well known integrator in the custom installation industry. We also discussed the luxury A/V company I founded, Audio One, and how we carved a niche working with rock stars and celebrities.

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Billboard Update: David Frangioni

On May 13, Modern Drummer magazine announced David Frangioni will become its new publisher.

“I can’t wait to steward Modern Drummer into the new era,” said Frangioni in a statement. “I am going to use all my thirty-plus years of experience in a wide selection of music fields so that Modern Drummer can offer the most complete and…well…modern resource for drums, drummers, and drumming!”

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John Lennon-Owned, Beatles-Signed ‘Butcher Cover’ LP Sells for $234,000 at Auction

Lennon’s personal copy of infamous Yesterday and Today – autographed by Lennon, McCartney and Starr – sets third-highest price ever paid for vinyl record.

A John Lennon-owned copy of the Beatles’ infamous “butcher cover” version of Yesterday and Today, autographed by three members of the Fab Four, sold for $234,000 at a Beatles-themed auction this week.

The vinyl copy – autographed by Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and featuring a back cover sketch drawn by Lennon – was the centerpiece of Julien’s Auctions’ The Beatles in Liverpool auction, which featured over 300 items of Fab Four memorabilia.

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Most Musical Cities, Netflix Quality Audio, And Music Technologist David Frangioni

David Frangioni started his music career as a drummer, but soon became a pioneer in MIDI technology. This lead him into the studio as an engineer and producer for dozens of top artists including The Stones, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Elton John, Sting, Carl Palmer, Journey, Styx, KISS, Phil Collins, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne, and more.

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HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY, TODD SUCHERMAN!

“He’s just an amazing drummer, and an amazing person,” observes noted drum enthusiast and educator David Frangioni, author of 2018’s Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits – From Appice to Peart to Van Halen (Insight Editions). Crash is devoted to being, quote, “the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rock ’n’ roll’s most famous drum kits,” and the 208-page hardback includes a lavish spread on Todd and his massive, current (albeit soon-to-be revised/replaced!) drum setup, as seen above in a photo by Jason Powell.

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Inside The Early Days of MIDI: An Interview With Growin’ Up Rock

In a recent episode of Growin’ Up Rock, I sit down with co-hosts Steven Michael and Sonny "Hollywood" Pooni to explore the early days of MIDI technology. Listen below.

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Interview On The Strange Brew: What It's Like To Work With Ozzy Osbourne And Aerosmith


In an article for The Strange Brew, Editor Jason Barnard and I explore how MIDI shaped the music industry, Aerosmith’s production process in the early ‘90s, and more.

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Drummer's Resource Podcast: How To Create Something From Nothing

In a recent interview on the Drummer’s Resource podcast with Nick Ruffini we discuss everything from why I started playing the drums at two years old to my thoughts on having a day job while pursuing your dreams.

Throughout the episode, Nick hones in on some incredible insights. Specifically, the idea of training yourself to repeatedly create something out of nothing and how to start executing on the ideas you have as a musician, artist, entrepreneur, and dreamer. As such, we explore a lot of tactical advice that you can start implementing in your own career right now.

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Creating something from nothing with David Frangioni

If I listed one of David’s careers, it would be impressive. But David isn’t a one-career type of guy. He’s a Renaissance man who’s reinvented himself over the years. David started as a drummer then evolved into a pioneer of MIDI technology, the founder of an award-winning A/V firm Audio One.

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6 Technology Breakthroughs That Transformed The Music Business

Technology has changed the world and the music industry has reaped a lot of benefits. Read on to learn about the biggest technology breakthroughs in music I’ve experienced throughout my 25+ year career in the music, technology, and A/V businesses.

Music has long been a dance between creative advancements and technological ones. Since humans began singing together, inventing musical instruments, and finding ways to put music into a fixed and tangible form, there have been technological advancements that have helped pave new ways of musical expression.

And today's music world is as technology-driven as ever. Technology breakthroughs happen every day, and many of them, from iPhones to blockchain technology, influence the way we compose, share, and listen to music.

If you're looking to understand where music and technology intersect today, you need to first look back at the major technological breakthroughs that transformed the music industry. In this post, I explore six important music technology revolutions that got us to where we are today.

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