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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.

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

 

From Goldin Auctions:
"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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Is Your Manager a Good Fit?

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At Frangioni Media, our artist management consultation services respect your voice

In today’s age of getting discovered on YouTube and other social media platforms, you may think it is unnecessary to have a professional manager for your career.  However, when people start to take notice of your craft and talent, you will need to know how to navigate your next career moves.

A seasoned artist manager and/or artist management team knows what it takes to get the right performances at the right venues, as well as making sure you aren’t getting taken advantage of by people in the industry that think you are naive and inexperienced.

Perhaps you’ve had your high school buddy try to act as a working manager for you, but it hasn’t gotten you anywhere?

Hiring a professional is a completely different experience altogether.  Musicians in Miami, FL and throughout the world know that Frangioni Media is second to none when it comes to providing consultation services for artist management choices.

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2 Important Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Artist Development Services for You

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Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard

Countless musicians in Miami, FL and throughout the world are gifted with what has been commonly called “natural talent.”  However, in today’s world of world class musicians sharing their expertise via platforms such as YouTube & TikTok, becoming a great musician is more about how much time a musician works on their craft.

To take hours of practice and turn it into an artistic statement that forms a career, is an endeavor that requires help from only the very best in the music business. Many may claim that they can help you along the journey, but few are really qualified with the experience to do it extremely well.

Musicians who want to take their career to the next level in Miami, FL and throughout the world look to All Access IDA – Inspire & Develop Artists - for guidance to develop their artistry.

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Absorption & Diffusion: The Essentials of Acoustics

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Why You Need an Acoustic Engineer for Your Studio, Venue, or Business

The acoustics of a room can make or break the experience inside. If you’ve ever been inside a cathedral, you’ve witnessed how crisp the sounds are and how choral voices float through the air yet the initial sound resonates for many seconds.  On the flip side, we’ve all been in restaurants that were so loud that we couldn’t hear what our friends were saying. A space like that could have used the help of an acoustic engineer.

If you’re a musician with a recording studio, or if you’re building a theater or venue, you’ll also need optimal acoustics for musical purposes. As an acoustic engineer based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and beyond, we’ll share what acoustic treatments achieve and how they will improve your establishment’s sound. Learn more below!

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Play on More Stages with Artist Development Services

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How Artist Management Leads to Booking Gigs & Tours

What are your dreams as a musician? Making it on the headline poster for Coachella? Playing the Hollywood Bowl or at Red Rocks? Or maybe you just want to travel the world at any sized venue, sharing your music in new cities, states, and countries.

If you’re a dedicated musician in Los Angeles, CA, have you considered how recording artist career development could bring you to that world tour? Management and touring go hand-in-hand. But when is a musician ready for career services? What does a manager do for touring and booking gigs that you can’t do alone? Find out below.

 

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How Do Music Career Services Help Musicians and Bands?

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If You’re an Artist in L.A., See How Management Will Take You to the Next Level

You’ve recorded songs to fill an EP or LP plus made a music video or two. You know you have the skills to ‘make it’ as a musician. You’re on the lineup at local festivals, albeit your name is in small print near the bottom. You have a lot to be proud of, but do you or your band still feel stuck trying to break into the music industry?

While it’s possible to DIY with Soundcloud and Spotify, it takes a team, led by a manager or artist development professional to get your songs known across the country and ultimately internationally. Even Justin Bieber, who got his start on YouTube, became a star when he partnered with industry icon Scooter Braun, his manager. Is it time for you to work with an artist development professional and/or manager? If you’re serious about a music career, the answer is yes.

If you’re unsure of what either a manager or artist development pro can do for you, we share the ins and outs of the partnership below. Continue reading to see how David Frangioni’s music career services will help you thrive in Los Angeles, CA, and throughout the world.

 

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Why London Indie Artists Will Benefit from a Music Manager

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Ways Music Management Services Can Bring Your Career to the Top

Whether you’re a folk singer, rock artist or a rapper, you know how difficult it is to grow an audience and make a living off your music. It’s especially tough in London, where the competition is high for gigs and notability. But if you’re serious about a career in music, there are concrete steps you can take to reach your dreams. Whether that’s touring Europe or becoming a top artist on Spotify, a music manager can help you get there.

You may be wondering, is it really necessary to hire a manager? While you make think now is the time to save costs, music management at the start of your career makes all the difference. Continue reading to see how your presence in London, England, will grow, and why you should hire a manager now.

 

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What You Need In A Music Manager

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What to Look for in Artist Development Services in Miami, FL

A good music manager can change the entire course of your career. There are many important things to consider when choosing a music manager. Learn what to look for in artist development services in Miami, FL.

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What Can a Music Manager Do for Your Career?

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Understanding the Impact of Artist Management Services

There is only so much one person can do independently, and just like raising a child, it takes a village to make an artist or band successful. Every legendary musician had a team of people helping them accomplish their goals. If you’re serious about making a living in music, you’ll likely need a music manager to take your career from dreams to reality.     

As an award-winning artist management group based in Miami, FL, at IDA, we have years of experience getting musicians’ careers off the ground and helping them navigate the industry. To learn what artist management services can do for your career, continue reading below.

 

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Why Serious Musicians Should Partner with an Acoustic Designer

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What Does an Acoustic Designer Do?

After your equipment such as microphone, computer, and instruments, arguably the most important part of a recording studio is the acoustics.  If acoustics were not necessary, we’d all just record in our living rooms or bedrooms.  Why would anyone build special rooms for recording if it weren’t to capture excellent and isolated sound quality?  A proper recording studio offers the quintessential environment to create and capture at a world class level!

If you’re building a high-end studio, you’ll benefit by partnering with an acoustic designer. But what is an acoustic designer? Based in Miami, FL, David Frangioni is a world-renowned studio designer who has worked with everyone from Aerosmith to the Rolling Stones to Shakira. Let’s dive into what makes acoustic treatments essential, and what an acoustic engineer can do for your studio!

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