ABOUT US

  • DAVE TRAINA

    Splitting time as co-owner of Freq Shop as well as touring the globe in the band 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, Grammy winning mixer Tchad Blake and rock legend David Bottril. 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 values. Betting on character, individuality and originality, Dave capitalizes on the distinctiveness of the artist.
  • 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!
  • 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.