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David Franz is a Los Angeles-based composer, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and educator. His music has been heard in prime time TV shows, multi-million dollar movies, and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies. He also writes, produces and engineers music for a wide range of artists in the Pop, Hip-hop, Rock, R&B, and Electronic genres.

David is the founder of Underground Sun, an artist development company and music studio. He also wrote the book on Pro Tools, literally. He is author of Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools (the first book about using Pro Tools, now in its third edition) and has written many other books and magazine articles about Pro Tools and music production. A graduate of Virginia Tech and Berklee College of Music, David also teaches music production courses for Berkleemusic, Berklee College of Music's online school, creates Pro Tools training material for lynda.com, and is also the audio content manager at lynda.com.

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IYEOKA's SIMPLY FALLING video - Rapidly aPPROACHING 2 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE!!!
Updated 06/27/12
We're getting some serious traction in the US and Europe on Iyeoka's video for Simply Falling. This is opening up some amazing opportunities that I'll be able to talk about soon. :) Click here to watch the video.
PRO TOOLS 10 ESSENTIAL TRAINING COURSE AND PRO TOOLS 10 New Features (FREE COURSE) ONLINE NOW @ LYNDA.COM
Updated 06/27/12

My Pro Tools 10 Essential Training course on Lynda.com is live. The Pro Tools 10 New Features course is FREE. Check it out here. Pro Tools 8 and 9 Essential Training is also available. Email me to purchase the DVD set or take the course online

MIXING NEW ALBUM BY CATHY BATTISTESSA
Updated 06/27/12
Cathy Battistessa, amazing London/Ibiza-based singer and songwriter, has a new epic album coming out and I'm in the middle of mixing it. Can't wait for you all to hear it. Cathy is a super talented artist in all senses of the word. Check her out on facebook here.