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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.

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Taking Flight: Music, Technology, and Entrepreneurship with David Frangioni | Full Sail University

Full Sail University: Join us for our next episode of Taking Flight with special guest David Frangioni. As an award-winning music producer, audio engineer, and technology pioneer, David has a remarkable story to share. This exclusive guest speaker event will provide insights into the intersection of music, technology, and business and the innovative spirit that drives success in these industries. David’s career is a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. In addition to being the CEO of Modern Drummer Publications and running the Frangioni Foundation, he has worked with well-known artists, such as Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, The Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Ariana Grande, Bryan Adams, Kiss, Santana, Journey, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Cher, and hundreds of others.

For more information about master's degrees at Full Sail University visit https://www.fullsail.edu/masters-degrees

Located in Winter Park, Florida, Full Sail University offers academic certificates, undergraduate programs, and graduate programs designed for the world of entertainment media and emerging technologies. Full Sail’s creative approach to education provides an immersive, fast-paced, and relevant learning experience that mirrors the workflow and collaboration found throughout today’s rapidly evolving industries.

Full Sail's graduate programs are built around our real-world philosophy and feature curriculum that helps you build a portfolio, enhance your skills, and advance your career.

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Goldin Auctions: 2012 Alex Van Halen Complete Touring Drum Kit Used During A Different Kind of Truth Tour - Douglas LOA

 

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"Go listen to the searing drum intro at the beginning of Van Halen's classic, "Hot for Teacher," from their hit 1984 record and rejoice that it was a paper route that decided the musical fate of the brothers' Van Halen. Born in Amsterdam on May 8, 1953, to Jan van Halen, an accomplished jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, his wife, Eugenia, Alex, his brother Eddie, and their parents moved to Pasadena, California, in 1962. Though the brothers were trained as classical pianists, Alex first gravitated towards the guitar, while Eddie first picked up sticks on a $125 Japanese-made St. George Kit, with Eddie delivering papers to pay for the kit. When Eddie was away slinging papers instead of licks, Alex stepped behind the kit, honing the craft that helped launch Van Halen into the pantheon of rock gods. When Eddie heard Alex's mastery of the drum solo on "Wipeout," Eddie turned his attention—thankfully—to the guitar. He thus set the earliest lineup of one of the most influential music acts in rock history, with Alex's drumming drawing inspiration from the likes of Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Buddy Rich, and Ray Phillips, which all formed to create a wholly unique and singular sound.

Alex graduated high school in 1971 and enrolled for a period at Pasadena City College. The band we know as Van Halen took form there, as Alex met Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth while attending music theory classes. Alex and Eddie even borrowed Roth's PA system for shows before they formed the group Mammoth in 1972 with Mark Stone on bass, Alex on drums, and Eddie on vocals and lead guitar. Anthony joined the band later, and after it was discovered that another band used the same name, it was Roth's idea to name them Van Halen, after Alex. The rest is history, as their 1978 debut Van Halen, powered by the singles "Runnin' with the Devil, "Ain't Talkin' ‘bout Love," and the instrumental "Eruption," put the band on the map, influencing countless hard rock and heavy metal bands in their wake with their potent mix of heavy metal and hard rock. The band released 12 studio albums during their tenure atop rock’s charts, with a rotating cast of singers including Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone on vocals, with Alex and Eddie remaining as the only originals members until the band disbanded after Eddie’s death in 2020.

The "Brown Sound" created by the band is often attributed to Eddie, but Alex insists the name is after his distinct snare drum sound, though Eddie’s virtuoso guitar playing is a sound unto its own. The band has sold over 56 million albums in the United States and more than 80 million worldwide and earned entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Audioholics - Center Channel Mixing Practices for Spatial Audio Music

From Audioholics YouTube: "In this livestream we sit down with David Frangioni to discuss center channel mixing practices for Spatial Audio Music. When Apple and Tidal first started releasing Spatial Audio mixes, I noticed many of them did NOT mix vocals to the center channel but instead used it for effects and reverb. Some experts argue that it's important to have vocals predominantly coming from the dedicated center channel so that every seat gets anchored vocals as opposed to relying on a phantom center that works mostly at the Main Listening Position (MLP) but diminishes as you sit off axis to side seats. David talks about why most Spatial Audio music isn't mixed this way despite it may go against conventional wisdom as the reason why the center channel exists in the first place.

David Frangioni is an award-winning veteran of the music and audio-visual technology industry, with expertise ranging from being a drummer and producer, to an audio consultant, technologist, integrator and recording engineer. He’s worked with such artists as Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, The Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Ricky Martin, Steely Dan, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Cher and Chick Corea. In the A/V world, he led Audio One to more CEDIA awards in a given time period than any other audio-visual system integrator in the USA and in the music business, he has worked on dozens of Gold & Platinum albums. David is CEO & Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, the world’s #1 drum magazine www.moderndrummer.com. " https://www.audioholics.com/

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Drum History Podcast: The Next Chapter of Modern Drummer with David Frangioni - EP 186

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David Frangioni, CEO of Modern Drummer, makes an exclusive announcement about the future of Modern Drummer right here on Drum History! Not only do we learn about the exciting news, we also get an update on what has been happening with the magazine since the Frangioni family took things over in February 2020, just weeks before the pandemic changed the world forever, and how this has shaped the exciting new plans for the magazine. David then takes us through his life and career which began with eye cancer as a child and his persistent rise to the top in the fields of music, technology, and collecting. This is a really good one that is full of great information!

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Episode 63: John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With David Frangioni

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In this episode John DeChristopher and David Frangioni, CEO & Publisher of Modern Drummer discussed their recent collaboration of “Live From My Drum Room” becoming the Modern Drummer Podcast, their 40 year history, what inspires them as drummers, their experiences working in the Drum Industry and much more!

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David Frangioni's immersive audio mixes chosen as a Top-10 Atmos mix by Music Radar!

David Frangioni's immersive audio mixes chosen as a Top-10 Atmos mix by Music Radar!

David Frangioni's immersive audio mix of Diana Ross' hit song "I'm Coming Out" was recently regarded by MusicRadar.com as a top 10 Spatial Audio Track that Hit The Mark. The mix was created using the latest immersive audio technology, providing a truly immersive listening experience. The attention to detail and mastery of the technology resulted in a mix that perfectly captures the energy and spirit of the original song. The mix places the listener right in the middle of the music, with instruments and vocals seemingly coming from all directions. It's a truly unique and captivating listening experience.

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Interview with Legendary Jazz Drummer & Grammy Winner Antonio Sanchez

Interview with Legendary Jazz Drummer & Grammy Winner Antonio Sanchez

Audioholics welcomes legendary jazz drummer and composer @AntonioSanchezDrums back to our channel along with David Frangioni, Platinum award winning music technologist, producer & CEO @ModernDrummerOfficial. Born in Mexico City, 4-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sánchez began playing the drums at age five and performed professionally in his early teens in Mexico’s rock, jazz and latin scenes. He pursued a degree in classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico and in 1993 enrolled in Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Studies. Antonio Sanchez is best known for his work with jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and as a composer and Grammy winner of the film score for the 2014 film Birdman.

In this exciting livestream, we will talk about the following with Antonio Sanchez and David Frangioni: Modern Drummer Cover Story - The Time to Lead is Now The Experience of working on “The Way Up” with the Pat Metheny Group How Antonio’s playing has evolved in his solo career Bad Hombre II – the Collabs, the music, impressions, potential for Spatial Audio Mix Only Now – How Antonio Sanchez feels about the perception of Jazz with Today’s audience Future Projects & Collabs

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The Process of Choosing Loudspeakers in Recording Studios

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David Frangioni has worked in hundreds of studios as both the installer and engineer/producer/technologist for artists such as Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Ricky Martin, Ringo Starr, Sting, Bryan Adams, The Stones, Pat Metheny, Kiss and dozens more. David will discuss his approach to choosing loudspeakers for a recording studio or reference quality playback room, incl. sizing the right speaker, how many pairs of speakers do you need for a studio? Surround or stereo? Specific brand and type? Acoustics and speakers and much more.

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MADVR Envy's instant aspect ratio handling

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Instant AR Detection Meets NLS+

 Envy's auto aspect ratio (AR) detection has been the fastest in the industry for quite some time. But why stop there? So, we're excited to share with you that Envy's AR detection speed is now not only fast, but actually instant!

 In a recent newsletter we asked, "What happens when you combine instant aspect ratio detection and black bar management with our non-linear stretch?" Well, for users who like NLS, they can now seamlessly fill their scope screen all the time, regardless of the native aspect ratio of the content.

 There will be even more exciting news to share about Envy instant AR detection and next-generation NLS+. In the meantime, please contact Frangioni Media to learn more about the Envy and how it will take your video experience to an entirely new level.

 

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MADVR ENVY INTRODUCES AUTO-SUBTITLE MANAGEMENT AND WHY IT MATTERS

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Subtitle Management with Scope Screens

We recently covered how our non-linear stretch (NLS+) platform makes it easy to fill your entire screen, regardless of its aspect ratio (AR) and the AR of the content. In case you are not familiar, a "scope" screen generally refers to a screen that is wider than the standard HDTV 16:9 aspect ratio.

In today's newsletter, we're changing gears a bit to answer a related question that often comes up about subtitles - specifically how to handle subtitles within the black bars in scope movies.

Understanding the Problem

Subtitles within the black bars of a scope movie are a problem, because when using a scope screen to watch a scope movie (e.g. watching a 2.40 AR movie on a 2.40 screen), the projector is usually zoomed so that the movie fills the entire screen, like this:

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The Madjef Music Show - David Frangioni - Ep43

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David Frangioni was recently interviewed by Producer/Engineer/Musician/Filmmaker Jeff Taylor for The Madjef Music Show.

"David Frangioni made records with Rock & Roll legends Aerosmith. He's built studios all across the world. He's a drummer living a drummers dream by becoming the new publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine. CEO, Engineer, Producer and someone I'm glad to call my friend." - Jeff Taylor

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David Frangioni & Modern Drummer at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show

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David Frangioni & Modern Drummer exhibited at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show at the Prairie Events Center, at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois! This is the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Drum Show, and after 2020 David was excited to be joining 94+ other drum exhibitors at this iconic drum show.  David hosted an Instagram Live from the show with Kofi Baker, legendary drummer Ginger Baker’s son, Bill Ludwig III, WFLIII endorsee Hayley Cramer from London, Don McCauley (Charlie Watts drum technician and creator of 2022’ New England Drum Show) and Rob Silverman awesome drummer and innovator of Drumology. 

Modern Drummer had their Legends Books - Volume I. Neil Peart - Volume II. Alex Van Halen - Volume III. Chad Smith on display featuring each of their Modern Drummer Cover Stories (Neil Peart an astonishing 9 covers!), an exclusive new interview for the Book (Alex Van Halen & Chad Smith), an evolution of their iconic drum kits, a breakdown of their band’s classic tracks, and much more.

Overall, the show was a great success for Modern Drummer and all who attended.

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Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 22: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Nir Z

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Join us this week for part one of the Modern Drummer Podcast as Billy Amendola & David Frangioni talk with one of the worlds most called session drummers, Nir Z. Listen and watch Nir tell us how his journey from being born and raised in Israel and coming to NYC to pursue his career led him to Tennessee where these days he’s become “the guy” on the Nashville studio scene. Nir has played on numerous country and cross-over pop hits with Blake Shelton, and Dan & Shay, to name only two. He recorded in NYC with John Mayer for the promo of Mayer’s debut album and he’s recorded in England with Genesis. We had so much fun and knowledge from Nir to cover that we have to bring you a part 2. Stay tuned for more coming soon. Enjoy part 1. 

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Karl Sterling Podcast Show February 2021



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Bill Murphy Show: David Frangioni Learning To Listen

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David and Bill discuss the new surge in home theater and home studio business resulting from the changing world. Big names in music have utilized Frangioni to keep them up to date with advancements in technology and formats. He stresses the importance of listening, not only to the music and the audio, but also the market. It’s a constant process to keep up with new products and processes. *Nerd Alert*!! This interview covers frequency curves, Acoustic Sciences, dynamic range and bitrates.
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Coffee Talk with ADIKA Live

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David Frangioni is an entrepreneur, award-winning music businessman, technologist, producer, engineer, consultant, author and drummer, Founder of Audio One and CEO of Frangioni Media & All Access IDA (Inspire & Develop Artists). Lifelong work designing & building world-class studios, entire digital and related music/video/broadcast production facilities, home theaters, innovative music technology solutions, producing music and developing artists, it's all about the pursuit of multi-faceted passions. In 2019, David became Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, the world's #1 drumming publication and digital brand.

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Kid Stew: Jacob Velazquez + Modern Drummer

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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. Watch the video here.

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Episode 44: David Frangioni on Recording with Aerosmith, and Playing Drums with No Plan B

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David Frangioni is a professional drummer, music technologist, magazine publisher, author of three books, designer of custom recording studios, and philanthropist. David has been the music technologist for Aerosmith for over 30 years and has worked with acts like The Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Journey, Styx, Kiss, Ozzie Osborne, Phil Collins, Shakira, and Cher. He is also the publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine.

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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.

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Drum History Podcast EP 41 - A Modern Talk with David Frangioni

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David Frangioni is the CEO and Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine. We discuss the history of Modern Drummer and talk about how drummers can make the best of the current "Stay Home" situation, plus we learn about his long and exciting career in the music world. 

In March 2020, we are all faced with the Covid-19 virus that has everyone staying at home to help control the spread of the virus. David has some great information on what we can do to make the absolute best of this time and come out on the other side as better drummers.

Check out his website at: https://www.davidjfrangioni.com/ and find him on social media @davidfrangioni

Also, visit www.moderndrummer.com to see everything that is going on with MD and be sure to become a subscriber, find them on IG at @modern_drumer

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