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Jacob Velazquez

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David Frangioni

Learn more about music prodigy Jacob Velazquez who shares his love for the drums with Modern Drummer publisher and mentor David Frangioni.

Jacob Velazquez

& mentor

David Frangioni

Learn more about music prodigy Jacob Velazquez who shares his love for the drums with Modern Drummer publisher and mentor David Frangioni.

Appearance on The Tech Blog Writer Podcast

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Neil C. Hughes, host of The Tech Blog Writer Podcast. Neil and I had a great conversation about my company Audio One, designing high-end A/V home systems for Steven Tyler and Ozzie Osbourne and the work of my company All Access IDA

Neil wanted to know where my love of music came from, so I started at the beginning: being introduced to the drums at two years old. I went on to explain that when I was eight I started taking drum lessons, and by twelve-years-old I was playing in multiple bands. Then I was introduced to the drum machine, and at that moment--from a production and sound stand-point--everything changed for me. 

Later in the interview, we dug into how and why I founded Audio One. At first, Audio One was solely focused on recording studios for artists like Aerosmith. Eventually, the company transitioned into luxury home theater systems and automation.

Neil and I talked about two particularly influential clients: Steven Tyler and Ozzy Osbourne. During my time working with the band Aerosmith, Steven Tyler and I developed a fantastic friendship, and when it came time to build his home studio, he came to Audio One. We designed and installed a high-end system in Steven’s home. Installing that residential system was a great learning experience for me and the new company:  I realized that user friendly technology was going to be imperative to the success of Audio One.

Finally, I told some stories of my time working with Ozzie Osbourne. Ozzy was so impressed with our A/V design he referred to me as “The Rocket Man” during my time installing a home system and recording studio.  

Listen to the complete interview here.

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