sonogram of CANON IN DESCENT
audio engineer, author, composer, educator, acoustician



  • MS, Juilliard School of Music, 1965.
  • BA, Bard College, 1963.
  • Special Studies (post-degree) at Juilliard and other institutions.
  • Major: Music Composition.


  • Lecturer in Acoustics, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 2005-6
  • Dean and Teacher, Parsons Center for Audio Studies, Wellesley, MA 2002-
  • Lecturer in Sound Arts, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Tufts University), Boston, MA 1998-2002
  • Lecturer in Acoustics, Recording Technology and Sound Synthesis, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA, 1993-6.
  • Lecturer in Audio, Mass Communications Division, Emerson College, Boston, MA, 1993-5.
  • Chair, Department of Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. 1987-1993.
  • Associate Professor (tenured), Sound Recording Technology (Tonmeister Studies) at the State University of New York, College of Fredonia 1980-7, (Chair of the Sound Recording Technology Program 1980-84).
  • Instructor and educational consultant in Sound Recording, Electronic Music, Music Theory, etc. at several institutions, 1967-80.


  • Currently involved in music production, orchestral recording in stereo & surround, mixing and mastering for a variety of clients.
  • Also active in educational and technical writing, multichannel music composition and synthesis, acoustical and psychoacoustical research and consultation, and education.
  • Owner of Moulton Laboratories, and a principal in Digital Media Services, in Groton, MA.
  • Vice-President, Sausalito Audio Works, Novato, CA.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA, 2003 -
  • Member, Board of Directors, Indian Hill Music Center, Littleton, MA, 2004 -
  • Author of Total Recording (KIQ Productions, pub.), a comprehensive college level text devoted to sound recording technology and the underlying principles of acoustics, psychoacoustics and electronics.
  • Author of David Moulton's Audio Lectures, a four-CD set of audio instruction and demonstrations included in Playback Platinum (Music Maker Publications).
  • Regularly published author of articles for Recording, VI and TV Technology magazines.
  • Author and producer of Golden Ears, a course of audio ear-training studies (KIQ Productions).
  • Consultant in the areas of curriculum design, educational development, studio and room acoustics, noise pollution, and synthesizer design.
  • Have engineered and/or produced numerous recordings in all styles of recording.
  • Have extensive background in analog music synthesis.
  • Have composed numerous works of music for acoustic and electronic media.
  • Have extensive experience in sound reinforcement of rock music concerts and other musical events.
  • Publications include two patents and numerous papers and magazine articles dealing with electronic music, audio, acoustics and education.