ABOUT US

  • DAVE TRAINA

    Splitting time as co-owner of Freq Shop as well as touring the globe in The Damn Truth, Dave's experience and knowledge spans nearly two decades playing music, producing records and mixing in the Canadian music scene. He's made records with We Are Monroe, Guidestones, Mangy Pride, Mountain Dust, alongside Juno winning producer Jean Massicotte and Grammy winning mixer Tchad Blake. Though a hard hitting thunderstorm behind the drum kit, Dave approaches record making with a focus on musicality, arrangement, dynamics and feel. A no barriers mentality and staunch work ethic is at the core of his ethos. Believing in character, individuality and originality, Dave chooses to capitalize on the distinctiveness of the artist rather than cliche.
  • DEREK ORSI

    Derek is a record producer, mixer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and co-owner of Freq Shop. He writes and performs with By The Fiends and has made records with John Jacob Magistery, The Damn Truth, I Shot Samo, The Hazytones and Grammy nomiated producer Brandon Friesen. Derek received a Bachelor's degree in Integrative Music Studies at Concordia University and taught sound engineering at Recording Arts Canada. He's been an Alt-Pop DJ on the Montreal club scene for years and performed at Osheaga's Artist World. Music is the language of the soul and emphasizing a musician's essence through the art of sound recording is Derek's leading motivation. Originality, honesty and creativity are at the forefront of his productions. Cookie cutters be warned!
  • ERIC SAUCKE-LACELLE

    After retiring from competitive figure skating, Eric attended Bishop’s University where he completed extensive studies in sound design, live sound and recording. He became the school's in-house sound technician, working on numerous University sponsored events, audio post-production projects for film as well as playing guitar in the alt dance/punk band Where’s Chloe?. A move to Montreal helped Eric secure an internship at Freq Shop where he further developed his chops. He's a recording/mixing/live sound engineer and has worked with Olivier Couture, Storry, RedFox and Juno award winning composer Andrew MacDonald.