Copyright 2013. David Banta. All Rights Reserved.
multi-platinum Billboard #1 charting producer/mixer/pianist
UCLA instructor kpfk FM radio on-air talent/senior producer/board op
David's mixes have been featured on 26 platinum selling albums including a 7 times platinum in the U.K., 2 triple platinum, 3 double platinum, 2 single platinum and 9 gold records. He also has 2 #1 selling albums in all Europe that were #1 sellers in 8 countries and he had a #1 on radio play in 4 countries. A single he recorded and mixed entered the radio charts at #1 in the U.K. and stayed there for 2 weeks. Take That's "Ultimate Collection" entered the U.K top 100 selling albums charts at #2 and stayed in the top 100 for 3 years and 6 months (199 weeks)
David is both a highly trained and experienced musician and recording engineer with degrees in music and electronics. He has performed, recorded, mixed and mastered many different styles.
He's a pianist.orchestrator, arranger who studied music in NYC full time for a decade with some of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen. He spent many years as a full-time session/touring musician.
His engineering credits include (first engineer) Tupac, Michael Jackson, "Thug Life", "Bone Thugs N Harmony", Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, "Do or Die" "Crucial Conflict" The Roots", Tracie Spencer, Take That, (Robbie Williams group) Sting, Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg, Eazy E., Ice T., M.C.Ren, "Digital Underground", "The Pharcyde", Rodney O and Joe Cooley, and Coolio.
David has mixed and mastered 46 songs at his studio that have been released by "Bone Thugs N Harmony". Many of those he produced and/or recorded.
Dave has a B.S. in Music Education from "The King's College" New York, N.Y.where he attended on a music performance scholarship. He taught recording engineering at UCLA for 10 years, "Musician's Institute" and "Pinnacle College" He also taught music kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools for several years
His production/composition credits include music for NASCAR on Fox Sports and he composed, produced, recorded the "NASCAR Highlights Theme" on Fox. David produced and composed music for many other huge networkshows including "Jack and Jill" on Warner Bothers and "Unsung" on TvOne
He was also the Senior Producer and on-air talent on a hit show KPFK 90.7FM LA/Hollywood, 93.7FM San Diego, 98.7FM Santa Barbara, 99.5FM Ridgecrest-China Lake. (The most powerful FM station (transmitting signal wattage) west of the Mississippi)
Rainman Productions inc, LLC
Areas of expertise: Mixing, Mastering, recording, music production, teaching classes and lessons.
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