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Anthony J. Resta
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Background information
Born USA
Occupation Music producer, musician
Years active 1980s-present
Associated acts Duran Duran
Blondie
Elton John
Collective Soul
Producer

Anthony J. Resta is an American record producer and musician, whose work has included Duran Duran album production. A multi-instrumentalist, he is a known for his use of vintage audio gear in creating expansive sonic atmospheres. He has earned twelve RIAA certified gold and multi-platinum awards and has been featured in many articles for his innovative recording techniques.

BiographyEdit

He studied with jazz drummer Alan Dawson and attended Berklee College of Music. His rock career began in the late 1980s as a drum and keyboard programmer at various Boston recording studios where teamed up with engineers and producers like Fred Danner, Bob St. John, Paul Hager, Tom Soares, and Chris Lannon. After signing on with Kathy Anaya of Lippman Entertainment in Los Angeles in 1994, He began attracting more high profile clients.

Resta and Duran DuranEdit

Resta contributed to thirty songs with Duran Duran from 1994 to 1998, encompassing those on the albums Thank You (including the singles "Perfect Day" and "White Lines"), and Medazzaland. He also worked with Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo on their TV Mania project.

Current careerEdit

Some of his other clients have included Elton John, Needtobreathe, Collective Soul, Guster, Megadeth, Perry Farrell, Nuno Bettencourt, Andrea Surova, Dale Bozzio, Shawn Mullins, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters and Blondie.

Resta currently works with engineer Karyadi Sutedja at studio Bopnique Musique in an old textile mill just west of Boston. The 4000 square foot studio is chock full of vintage gear from the fifties, sixties and seventies, as well high end modern recording gear.

Other work includes Electrons, a musical collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis, Warren Cuccurullo, Steve Ferrone and Roger O'Donnell, that composes and creates new music for various projects.

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