Anthony J. Resta

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Anthony J. Resta
Also known asAjax Ray-O-Vaque
Genresrock, new wave, experimental rock
Occupation(s)producer, audio engineer, musician, arranger, composer, film composer
Instrument(s)guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards, synthesizer, flute
Years activec.1980 – present
EL Music Group (2004–2007)
Roadrunner Records (2008–present)

Anthony J. Resta is a Canadian record producer and musician. A multi-instrumentalist, he is a known for his use of vintage audio equipment. He has earned twelve RIAA certified gold and multi-platinum awards and has been featured in many articles for his innovative recording techniques.[1] Some of his past clients have included Duran Duran, Elton John, Needtobreathe, Collective Soul, Guster, Megadeth, Perry Farrell, Nuno Bettencourt, Andrea Surova, Lucia Moniz, Dale Bozzio, TV Mania, Shawn Mullins, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, Green River Ordinance, Sarah Evans, The Cinnamon Fuzz, New Collisions, Blondie, Boys Don't Cry, and The Making Of The Making Of.[2]

After signing on with Kathy Anaya, at that time with Lippman Entertainment in Los Angeles, in 1994, he began attracting more high-profile clients. [3]

His first solo album called Demos of Saturn, originally released in the mid-1990s under the name Ajax Ray-O-Vaque, quickly sold out its initial production run and was only intermittently available on eBay until its release on iTunes in 2009.[4]

Resta received his 12th RIAA Gold and Platinum certification for his programming and production work in the soundtrack of the successful Twilight films.[5]

At the Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival, August 2022, Resta received the award, Best Original Score for the indie short film “The Chair.” [6]

Current career[edit]

Resta spent years working with engineer Karyadi Sutedja at studio Bopnique Musique in an old textile mill just west of Boston. The 4,000-square-foot (370 m2) studio is full of vintage recording equipment from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as high end modern recording gear. All of the vintage gear (and Karyadi) have been moved to Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, where Resta continues to revolutionize recording in a nicer climate.




Award Year(s) Artist Album Award(s) Involvement
1995 Duran Duran Thank You Gold [7] [8] Drums [Live], Producer [Additional], Engineer [Additional], Programmed By [Additional], Mixed By
1998 1999 Shawn Mullins Soul’s Core Gold Platinum [9] [10] Programming, Synthesizers
1999 2000 Collective Soul Dosage Gold Platinum [11] [12] Programmed By
2000 2005 Duran Duran Greatest Gold Platinum [13] [14] on Electric Barbarella, Mixed By


2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Music Genre winner in the Producer/Production category [15]



  1. ^ "Anthony J. Resta - Gold and Platinum Awards". Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  2. ^ "videos of Anthony producing and playing during The Making Of The Making Of recording sessions". Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Kathy Anaya". Discogs. Retrieved 2 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Ajax Ray O'vaque on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Bopnique Musique | Bopnique Musique". Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Award Winners of August 2022: Technical Categories". Indie Short Fest. 15 August 2022. Retrieved 2 January 2023.
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  8. ^ "Duran Duran - Thank You". Discogs. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  9. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Shawn Mullins: Beneath the Velvet Sun". Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  11. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  12. ^ "Collective Soul - Dosage". Discogs. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  13. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 16 January 2023.
  14. ^ "Duran Duran - Greatest". Discogs. Retrieved 16 January 2023.
  15. ^ "HMMA Winners". Hollywood Music In Media Awards. Retrieved 6 January 2023.


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