Alumni Update: Dan Lombardi, Audio Production and Engineering

Upon graduating from the Audio Production and Engineering Program in December of 2013, Dan “5PiECE” Lombardi had the opportunity to intern for Grammy Award-winning Producer/Engineer Noah “40” Shebib (Drake, Alicia Keys, Beyonce). During his internship, he assisted with the construction and setup of SOTA Studios, OVO’s recording facility. Dan says his internship provided him with the opportunity to learn from one of the best minds in music today.

Dan, a music producer and audio engineer later moved on to work at a few studios throughout the Toronto area including DNA Recording Facility and Vespa Music Group. While working at Vespa Music Group, Dan often assisted Juno Award-winning producer/engineer Eric Ratz, notably earning a credit on Danko Jones’ recent album, Fire Music.

Recently, Dan became the Head Engineer at New Toronto Street Sound, a new private recording facility in South Etobicoke that specializes in professional recording, mixing and mastering services.

Since graduating, Dan has worked with a wide range of artists including Sean Paul, Jimmy Johnson, Madchild, CJ Fly, Robin Banks, Devontee, John River, Layla Hendryx, JD Era, Jape and many more. He is currently focused on building records with artists while producing and engineering exclusively out of NTSS.

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