Staff

Dana Cannone

Owner, Engineer, Mixer, Producer

As the founder and owner of The Church Recording Studio, Dana has engineered and produced for acclaimed artists such as Alex Bugnon and Corey Henry, and has hosted projects for national and international clients extending into TV, film, and manufacturing. His goal with The Church is to offer a unique balance of old school approaches combined with the conveniences of modern technology, and to provide a comfortable environment for the artist to create, without the distractions usually associated with the typical recording environment.

Over his years of experience in the concert touring industry, Dana has functioned in almost every capacity from the stage to the accountants office. Having tour-managed for artists such as Art Garfunkel, Government Mule, and Rusted Root, Dana amassed the required skill-set to keep a project focused, impassioned, and on-track, which made stepping into a production/engineering role all the more natural.

He holds a degree in Music Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and is involved with the Pittsburgh youth in partnership with WYEP 91.3 FM’s ReImagination project. ReImagination is aimed at providing a first-hand introduction to the recording experience in a professional environment, and is currently in its fourth year.

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Dave Hidek

Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Composer

Dave brings a wealth of tracking and mixing experience combined with a refined musical perspective as both a writer and producer.

Recent work includes producing Zao's "A Well-Intentioned Virus," which reached #149 on Billboard (as well as topping several other sub-charts) and remixing P.O.D.'s "Chargers Anthem" for the San Diego Chargers. Additional work includes: co-writing and pre-production for Flyleaf's "Between the Stars," which reached #1 on Billboard Alternative; production for "Heavy Prey," from the major motion picture UNDERWORLD: Awakening, written by Geno Lenardo of Filter featuring Lacey Sturm; production for the Discovery Channel's "Unchained Reaction" featuring Adam Savage and Jamie Hynemen from Mythbusters; and mixing for Harmonix’s hugely successful ROCKBAND, preparing songs by The Killers, Fall Out Boy, Three Doors Down, and Smashmouth.

Other clients include A&M Octone Records, Sparrow Records/Universal, Lakeshore Music, Barsuk Records, Ferrett Music, MTV, Loud and Proud Records, and Rostrum Records.

Dave is a contributor to several magazines, including Tape Op Magazine, having interviewed artists such as Sterelab's Laetitia Sadier, and War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel. He has also reviewed hardware and software for Empiracle Labs, Royer, Avid, iZotope, Sonodyne, McDSP, FabFilter, Exponential Audio, Massey, Louder than Liftoff, Serpent Audio, and many more.

Dave received an MM in composition from Duquesne University in 2009, and his master’s thesis was read by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. His original work has been used by The Pittsburgh Pirates, ABC11-WTVD Raleigh, as well as several independent film-makers. Prior to attending Duquesne he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from the University of Pittsburgh.

A long time drummer and pianist, his solo project “The Worthy Ghosts” self-titled EP (Roarshack Records) has sold copies in 14 different countries, and a followup release is due in late 2017.

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Garrett Haines

Mastering engineer, Samurai, Dungeon Master

Originally a tracking engineer, Garrett took a mastering job and realized he had an affinity for that end of the recording process.  By 2003 Treelady Studios opened as a full-time mastering house.  Over the years he has worked on more than two thousand projects, including several Billboard charting efforts.  In 2015, he served as mastering engineer on the Grammy Award winning children’s album “All About the Bullies, Big and Small.”

A drummer since youth, Garrett cares less about genre and more about grove.  Notable clients from various styles include: Wiz Khalifa, Watermelon Slim and the Workers, Jim Peterik (Pride of Lions), Demerit, Chui Wan, Jolie Holland, Garage a Trois, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, the Starlight Mints, Dressy Bessy, Poogie Bell, Victor Bailey, Travis Linville, Carter Sampson, Parker Millsap, Frzy, Drummer, Houseguest, The Brother Kite, Scary Mansion, Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes, Ingersol, and many more.  Treelady’s clients hail from six continents, with Antarctica being the lone hold out.

He’s worked on varied and interesting restoration / remastering projects, including jobs for: Nirvana, the Police, the Chainsaw Kittens, Tito Puente, Montgomery Clift Archive, William Crystal Archive, the Original Broadway Recording of Neil Simon’s Odd Couple, Woodie Guthrie, Malvina Reynolds, Roy Rogers, Pete Seeger, Original Movie Soundtrack of Rocktober Blood, and many others.

As a music journalist, Garrett’s articles have appeared in Tape Op, Drum, EQ, Rockrgrl, Tom Tom, Curb, The Metro Music Guide, and the Indie Bible. He has been featured on websites ranging from Discmakers, to Rupert Neve Designs, to Universal Audio. 

Garrett is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Foundation, Producers & Engineers Wing), an Apple approved Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) mastering engineer, a member of the Audio Engineering Society, a writer, a ranger, and a young man bearing arms.  He has an MS from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BS from Trinity University. He wishes people would maintain speed through tunnels.

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