With its retro 70s decor and choice vintage gear FREQ SHOP takes you back to the golden age of sound recording, making it the perfect place to capture the magic of a studio performance. The 1000 sq ft multi-room facility is co-owned by Dave Traina & Derek Orsi and is located in Montreal, Canada.
The studio is home to a collection of classic instruments, amplifiers, microphones and outboard gear driven by a 16x16 Pro Tools 10 HD6 Accel rig on MAC. Tube equipment, discrete class A preamplifiers, tape machines, plugins and virtual instruments populate the studio's effect rack creating a hybrid platform built for versatility in recording, mixing and mastering. Check out our gear list HERE.
FREQ SHOP offers both artists and producers a professional work environment within a cocoon of comfort. A live room, control room, iso booth and kitchen provide a variety of acoustic spaces while the lounge and courtyard are a great place to kick back and relax. The studio doubles as an electrifying live venue and is perfect for film screenings, photo shoots, video productions and seminars.
Block Rates are available with and without an engineer.
Derek is a record producer, mixer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ. He co-owns FREQ SHOP and performs as a solo artist under his own name. He's made records with John Jacob Magistery, The Damn Truth, Mountain Dust, The Franklin Electric and has worked alongside JUNO award winning producer Jean Massicotte and GRAMMY nominated producer Brandon Friesen. Derek received a degree in integrative music studies at Concordia University and teaches at Recording Arts Canada. He performed as an alt-pop DJ on the Montreal club scene for a decade and twice at Osheaga's ARTISTWORLD. Originality creativity and honesty are at the forefront of his productions. Cookie cutters be warned!!!
Splitting his time as co-owner of FREQ SHOP and 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.
We host specialty weekend group seminars focussed on instrument capture, band recording, record production and mixing. Stay tuned for upcoming events.
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