A. David MacKinnon

producer, engineer, mixer

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A. David MacKinnon on SoundBetter

It's easier to start weird and add normal than start normal and add weird.

I'm a freelance producer, engineer and mixer with 20+ years experience. I was one of the owners of 6 Nassau in Toronto (RIP) and now work freelance or from my project room The Junkshop. One of my specialties is live off the floor/band-in-a-room recordings and I strive to make the recording experience as fun, easy, and as painless as possible for the musicians regardless of their experience in the studio. I happily work on anything and everything regardless of style or budget but I have a soft spot for singer-songwriters, unusual instrumentation and adding weirdness where you would least expect it. I also have a healthy disdain for tuning vocals and time aligning anything.

I also specialize in non-studio based location recording and multitrack concert recording.

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  1. Review by Jason P.

    Have worked with Dave on a few singles. He's providing phenomenal value as well as being a first class guy. Good tips on improving the performance of the tracks. Then he highlights details in the mix I didn't know were there, and has added creative touches of just the right "weirdness" as advertised and hoped for.

Terms Of Service

25% deposit on estimated costs due prior to start of session. Any outstanding balance must be paid in full prior to delivery of final mixes/masters and back up session files.

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