Known ForArtist/Band, Directing, Editing, Production, Sound, Writing
Record producer, film composer, musician, arranger, engineer located in the historic Woodstock, NY area. An avid collector of vintage analog synthesizers and recording gear. He owns a private recording studio called Sun Mountain located on top of a mountain overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir.
Some folks he has worked with: The Lumineers, Shania Twain, Jade Bird, Shawn Mendes, Vance Joy, Meghan Trainor, Lenny Kravitz, Jeremiah Fraites, Josin, Matt Maeson, Four Tet and Lana Del Rey.
He blends retro and modern, orchestrated and raw. The contrast that brings out the emotion of a scene or in a song.
David grew up in the music business. Aaron Baron, his father, was a pioneer of remote recording who engineered records such as “Allman Brothers Live at Fillmore East”, “BB King at Cook Country Jail” and “Mingus Live at Carnegie Hall”. Aaron took David to live shows and recording studios. David was brought up in the music business. He studied classical violin and piano. He worked for his father as a teenager as an audio assistant on the truck. David was involved with recordings of Leonard Bernstein, Ray Charles, Journey, and even Bob Hope Specials.
David was educated at Oberlin Conservatory in classical piano and technology and related arts. He became interested in using technology to create productions during his years at Oberlin. The marriage between classical music and technology became the groundwork for his work.
He graduated and started Baron and Baron, an audio production and original music house, with his father. There was an explosion of broadcast work due to the proliferation of cable channels. David became well known for providing identities for networks including: ABC, Oprah Winfrey Network, CBS, PBS Kids, TV Land, Fx, Fxm, Sony, Star TV, Nickelodeon, Discovery and many more. David also created jingles and scores for many advertisements including Verizon, JC Penny, H&R Block, Pepsi, and Thermasilk. He also created main titles for Disney, Showtime, HBO, VH1 and many others. He created the logo sound for Verizon.
Baron and Baron dissolved in 2000 and David became partners with Lenny Kravitz and Henry Hirsch in a hybrid vintage analog tape and pro tools recording studio called Edison. The three shared the studio until 2008 when they lost their lease. David moved full time to the Woodstock, NY area. He began doing much more record production work built a studio on his mountain called Sun Mountain Studios.
David produced and co-wrote Ninth for Peter Murphy. He played all the instruments with Kevin Kadish on the smash “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. He has created many string and orchestral arrangements for artists like Lenny Kravitz, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, and Bat for Lashes. He’s appeared as a keyboardist on records for Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, and many others.
David was one of two musicians, with his close friend and collaborator Kevin Kadish, on the Meghan Trainor’s breakout hit “All About That Bass”.
He co-produced Simone Felice’s solo record “Strangers” and which started a production partnership. The two have produced many artists together including: Bat For Lashes, Jade Bird, Lumineers (upcoming record), Matt Maeson and Lana Del Rey’s Hallucinogenic (#1 at Billboard Alt and Rock Charts), and Shania Twain (upcoming record).
David co-produced and mixed “Piano Piano” for Jeremiah Fraites. It was #1 Classical Cross-over on Billboard in 2021.
David has been the lead composer and producer on the one-hundred million dollar follow up to Ashes and Snow (Gregory Colbert). He has worked with many collaborators on the score including Laurence Fishburne, Lisa Fisher, Arve Hendriksen, Patrick Watson, Melanie De Biasio, and Cigarettes After Sex.
He also scored the documentary feature on PTSD in the Militant called “Here Is Better” due out in late 2021.
He scored the VR Film “Francis” which received a lot of critical acclaim at Sundance. Francis was shown at the UN as well as the World Bank Conference.
David releases his own music on the Here & Now Recordings, UK label.
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