Renowned audio engineer and audio expert, David Frangioni explains how he found refuge from his childhood trauma through escapism, audio work for the big names, and more on truth, trust, and the voice.
David Frangioni is an award-winning veteran of the music industry, with expertise ranging from being a drummer (since the age of 2) and producer, to an artist development and label founder, an audio consultant, producer, technologist, integrator, author and recording engineer.
He has gone on to work with Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Pat Metheny, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, and Chick Corea, to name a few.
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.
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.
On Saturday, March 16, Backstage Auctions, Inc. presents the private collection of David Frangioni, an award-winning veteran of the music industry, for auction. Frangioni started in the industry early, playing live at 12 years old, where he was focused on drumming with bands in Boston. He found the future of drumming in technology, starting his career first with a consulting business at age 16, which helped to make his connection with Aerosmith, where he was their in-house engineer/technologist for 13 years and continued working on their singles, albums, tours and even the theme song for the Spider-Man animated television series with Joe Perry.
The Frangioni Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to engage, teach, inspire, heal and enrich the lives of as many people as possible within our communities and globally through the power of music, technology, faith and charity. Drawing upon the Foundation’s many contacts within the music industry, the Foundation will continue to forge public and private partnerships to fulfill its mission.
David Frangioni talks about his Drum Experience Center. This is a very cool thing that David is doing! Drums are the heartbeat of the Foundation and the passion of its founder David Frangioni along with its board of directors. Hit the Dec drum experience center was established in 2016 with pieces donated from the private collection of Mr. Frangioni as well as other donors.
The center is actively acquiring iconic and historically significant drum kits, percussion and other musical instruments and items. Thematic exhibits are planned using the center’s collection pieces as well as those on loan from museums and private parties.
A Drummer's vision with David Frangioni. David is the founder and owner of Audio One, he also grew up in Boston with a passion for rock music, technology and playing the drums. He has worked with more than 200 artists which includes Aerosmith, Shakira, Sting, Elton John, Styx, Ringo Star, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne and a host of other talented artists. Today David speaks about his impact and affecting change, check it out!