ABOUT US

  • DAVE TRAINA

    Splitting his time as co-owner of Freq Shop Recording Studio as well as touring the globe as the drummer of The Damn Truth, Dave's experience and knowledge spans nearly two decades as a professional musician, record producer and mixing engineer.  He's made records with The Damn Truth, We Are Monroe, Olivier Couture, Mountain Dust, Storry, and has worked alongside Juno winning producer Jean Massicotte, Grammy winning mixer Tchad Blake and rock legend David Bottril.  Though a hard hitting thunderstorm behind the drums, Dave approaches record making with a focus on musicality, dynamics and feel. Betting on character and individuality, Dave capitalizes on the distinctiveness of the artists he works with.
  • 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, The Franklin Electric, Mountain Dust and alongside Grammy nominated producer Brandon Friesen. Derek received a Bachelor's degree in Integrative Music Studies at Concordia University and teaches sound engineering at Recording Arts Canada. He's been an Alt-Pop DJ on the Montreal club scene for years and performed twice at Osheaga's Artist World. Music is the language of the soul and showcasing a musician’s true essence through the art of sound recording is Derek's greatest motivation. Originality, honesty and creativity are at the forefront of his productions. Cookie cutters be warned!