Dave Moulton is a musician, audio engineer and
educator who has been doing this stuff for a long time now. He holds degrees from Bard College and The Juilliard School of Music. He has taught at
the State University of New York at Fredonia, Berklee College of Music (where he served as department chair) and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He is
now teaching privately and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. For ten years, he owned and operated his own commercial recording studio.
Dave has also been active as an acoustician. In 1981, he became interested in loudspeaker dispersion
problems and has been involved since then in the development of wide-dispersion acoustic lenses. He’s now working with Sausalito Audio Works (they made him Vice President!) on the development of such a lens
for applications in audio systems, automobiles and commercial sound. He has also been active in recent years as a studio designer and has formulated a simple
low-cost playback room topology called "The Moulton Room." He has also worked as a consultant to the oil industry and others in regard to noise pollution and noise abatement in rural areas.
Dave wrote and produced Golden Ears in 1993, based on
both traditional music school ear-training techniques and new materials he has developed over his teaching career & the first Golden Ears drill was actually administered in 1969! Dave has just completed Total Recording (also by KIQ Productions), a general text for college-level audio students. In addition, he writes
regularly for Recording Magazine and TV Technology, and has more than a hundred articles published. Working with his son, Dr. Mark Moulton, a psychometrician, Dave
operates Moulton Laboratories and measures stuff like the subjective effects of microphones, loudspeakers, Codecs, cables and other audio devices.
Dave also maintains a 32-track digital postproduction studio, Digital Media Services.
In 1999 he was nominated for a Grammy for his engineering work on George Crumb’s "Ancient Voices of Children." Right now, Dave is specializing in multichannel surround
recording production and is working on a long-term surround music composition project.