David Cole got his start as an engineer at Capitol Records in Hollywood (the “stack of records” building or “stack of pancakes” building, depending on your hunger factor). There he was able to work with a variety of talent, including Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, R&B legend Frankie Beverly & Maze, the joker himself, Steve Miller, as well as pop tunesmith Richard Marx, and the very leggy Tina Turner.
While there, he was also exposed to lots of classical recording, did a jazz album with the late Tony Williams, and got his first taste of film and TV work. He apprenticed under Wally Traugott to learn the lost art of vinyl disk mastering and was asked to join the A&R department as a staff producer. About that same time, he engineered and co-produced the “Like A Rock” album for Bob Seger and the debut album for Richard Marx.
After a similar gig at MCA Records for 2 years, he went freelance and never looked back. He has worked on many on diverse projects, including several projects with Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge, mixing for Cake, and been involved on several of Christopher Guest’s movies, including “Waiting For Guffman”, “Best In Show”, and “A Mighty Wind.”
Selected credits include Josh Grobin, Bob Seger, Melissa Etheridge, Cake, Sammy Hagar, Michael Bolton, Steve Miller Band, Kenny Loggins, Tina Turner, Vixen, Poco, and many more. David also mixed and produced the audio for the RockHouse Media DVD, “The Awakening Live,” with Melissa Etheridge.