Dave started out working at DCT Recorders as a Mastering Engineer in the mid 60s and is said to have cut as many as 20,000 record and CD masters in his lifetime (including time at Rainbo Records.) His work did not always contain a means for identification but is known to have used "DT" etched. (see Steppenwolf - Early Steppenwolf)
During the 60s he sang in Californian surf bands: The Driftones (which eventually became The Yellow Payges when Dave left) & Dave Travis Extreme. He had over 40 years as a singer/songwriter before passing away in 2008.