Primary Affiliation: Intracom Systems, LLC - Los Angeles, CA, USA
David Brand was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He resides in Porter Ranch, California.
After attending UCSB, Mr. Brand began his career in professional audio in 1967 at Liberty Records as a studio engineer. He then went to MCA/Decca records in the same capacity, then to Motown Records as Technical Engineering Supervisor. In 1976 he joined Wally Heider Recording as Chief Engineer, remaining there until he co-founded Best Audio in 1980. In 1982 he joined RTS Systems as a sales engineer while continuing with Best Audio as a consultant. In 1984 he became Chief Sound Engineer at Walt Disney Pictures and in 1986 returned to RTS Systems as a Senior Systems Engineer. In 1992 he joined Keith Hall as a principal in Intercom Specialties, a Los Angeles design, installation, and sales firm specializing in communications systems for broadcast and television production. The company was sold to Bexel Corporation in 1998 where he continued until 2002 then led the founding of the US division of Riedel Communications, a German manufacturer of specialized communications systems for the broadcast and entertainment industries. In the spring of 2007 he co-founded IntraCom Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of an all software IP matrix intercom system serving as Chief Development Officer and continues to serve as a consultant after retiring in 2013.
Mr. Brand has consulted for Ampex, Clear-Com, CBT Systems, and Studio Technologies, on audio and communications products and systems. He served as a member of the AES Digital Audio Standards Committee, chaired the Intercom Seminar at the Society’s 1986 Convention in LA, and as a panel member at the Seminar on Communications given at the convention in New York in 1988. He is a co-inventor of US Patents 6,820,055, 8,660,039, 8,942,141, and 9,357,077.
His production credits include the Academy Awards (1981 - 1985), American Film Institute Awards (1981 - 1982), Presidential Inauguration 1980, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, Grammy Awards (1980 - 1981), Super Bowl (1987- 2006), Presidential Debates and the 1982 digital re-scoring of the film Fantasia.