I'm a musician from Toronto, and I'm here to make your music sound the way you want it. I'm an experienced music producer and engineer, and also have 20 years of violin under my belt which I would love to play on your recordings. I'm an electronic music enthusiast and am comfortable working in a wide variety of electronic genres.

I have two main focuses in which I specialize:

1 - Violin recordings. I am a professional violinist with over 20 years put into the instrument. The violin that I use to record is a family heirloom from the 1800s and is of very high quality. Due to the quality of the instrument and my personal connection with it, I can produce very deep, expressive recordings that are of a very unique tone.

2 - Mixing electronic music. I have been an electronic music producer for some time now, and have a ton of experience in mixing. The genres that I produce for myself are mainly deep dubstep and drum & bass, so I am very comfortable working in those genres. In addition, I have spent countless nights out and at home listening to electronic music in a wide variety of genres, so I have a very clear idea of the differing mixing styles and general soundscape used in all genres of electronic music. I will make your mix sparkle and shine!

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Up to 3 revisions typically. Turn around depends on the project, but for quick recordings or mastering within 2 days is usual.

Reviews of Doug Penny aka Totemic

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Doug is a talented violinist and is great to work with, he responded to my request and messages very quickly, and delivers results fast.

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Interview with Doug Penny aka Totemic

What do you bring to a song?
As a violinist, I can bring soaring melodies or beautiful harmonic ambiance to your song. As an engineer, I can bring strong technical skill to a song, breathing life into dry tracks without that *something* and making them exciting.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
KOAN Sound, Bonobo, and Emancipator are some of my favourite artists.