DAJAUN

Songwriter • Producer • Engineer

Bio

Songwriter • Producer • Engineer

Dajaun Martineau is a gold certified producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and mixer with multiple Juno nominated projects. Profiled in Professional Sound Magazine and Mix Magazine, he has also been a regular writer for Canadian Musician.

Cutting his teeth in 2010 at Phase One Recording Studios – one of Canada's longest running recording studios – Dajaun earned credits on Juno-nominated records with artists such as Kathleen Edwards, Diemonds, and Cancer Bats. He has also worked alongside some of the industry's leading record producers, including Justin Vernon (Taylor Swift, Bon Iver, Kanye West), Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Metric), GGGarth Richardson (Alice Cooper, Nickelback, Mötley Crüe), David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse), Sylvia Massy (Johnny Cash, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Eric Ratz (Arkells, Big Wreck, Billy Talent).

Leaving the studio to go freelance in 2017, Dajaun continues to work with Juno-nominated artists, such as Lydia Ainsworth and Moist, while developing acts all over North America. Some of his current acts include Havelin (TO), Poesy (TO), Priya Panda (LA), and many more.

Dajaun has maintained a fierce passion for working cohesively within a multitude of genres. His musicianship and technical skill across digital platforms and analog gear shows no bounds, allowing him to work worldwide by creating a seamless remote work environment.

Most recently Dajaun has collaborated with artist Poesy and film composer/producer Stephen Lipson (Annie Lennox, Jeff Beck and Hans Zimmer) to write and co-produce Steel Heart which will be used as the anthem for the 2022 Canada Games.

NEW! Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Mixing Service

Apple has paved the way with its new spatial audio streaming service powered by Dolby Atmos. Tidal, Amazon and Soundcloud have already joined in and other services will surely follow soon. With this new technology it doesn't matter if you have headphones, a home theatre or full 22.2 theatre sound system the mix will stay the same and automatically map the object placement based on the listener's setup. Dajaun has been mixing in surround formats since 2007 in world class facilities. Let Dajaun take your songs to the next level by doing immersive mixes from your already mixed stems or do a full remix to really utilize the power of object based mixing.

Services

Songwriting

Dajaun has over a decade of experience writing songs. He writes both topline and music. With his experience he can sit down and write with you from scratch or help you work through difficulties, finesse and finalize your songs.

Production

Dajaun Produces records in the traditional sense, budgeting, booking studios, hiring session musicians. He has a network of writers, musicians and beat makers which will be at your disposal for your projects. His project management skills will help you make sure your projects come in on time and on budget.

Programming and Beat Making

Dajaun's training in classical music means he has a very different approach to beat making. He uses every aspect of his writing and arranging experience to create compositions that highlight the artist and their message. Every note is placed with the intent of making sure that your voice and your message comes through with the strongest emotional impact.

Mixing

Enjoy Dajaun's sound? He also offers mixing services worldwide. Send your stems and have them mixed by Dajaun using his unique collection of vintage and modern gear. He'll give your production every bit of attention and detail that he puts into his own productions.

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Gear

Monitors:

  • KRK VXT 8
  • Yamaha NS10m

Monitor Control / Summing Mixer:

  • Dangerous D-Box

A/D D/A Converters:

  • Lynx Aurora(n)
  • UAD Arrow

Preamps:

  • API 312 x 8
  • Neve 1073 x 2
  • BAE 1073MP x 2
  • GA PRE 73 x 8
  • Radial Pro DI
  • Radial X-Amp

Software:

  • Pro Tools 20.5.0.207
  • Ableton 10.1.1
  • Logic 10.5.0
  • Maschine 2.6.5
  • Melodyne 5.0.2
  • UAD-2 9.11.1
  • Waves 11
  • iZotope RX 7
  • Revoice Pro 4.2.1.1
  • Arturia V2
  • Plugin Alliance Mix Collection

Compressors:

  • Universal Audio 1176
  • Alan Smart C2
  • ADR Compex F760X-RS
  • UREI LA-4
  • DBX 902 x 2
  • DBX 903 x 2

Effects Processing:

  • Lexicon PCM 41
  • DBX 905 x 2

Microphones:

  • Neumann m149 x2
  • AKG C414 B-ULS x2
  • Neumann km184
  • SHURE SM7B
  • EV RE-20
  • Realistic PZM x2
  • SM57 x 4
  • AKG D112
  • Sennheiser MD421

Amps:

  • Marshall JCM 800 2203
  • Jet City 333
  • Orange Tiny Terror
  • Egnator Rebel 20

Guitars:

  • Les Paul Studio
  • Fender 52′ Telecaster
  • Fender Telecaster California Series
  • Fender Telecaster Baritone
  • Dan Electro Baritone
  • Martin DX

Keyboards:

  • Wurlitzer 200A
  • Roland Juno 106
  • Yamaha DX7ii

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