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J-F Dagenais is a Juno Award* winning guitarist, record producer and mixer with over 2 decades of experience in the music business. J-F is famous worldwide for his crushing signature guitar tone, musicianship and writing skills for the metal band Kataklysm, he has worked very hard behind the scenes on crafting wide and punchy productions, mixing, and mastering many bands in all genres of music but specializing in the hard rock and metal world and its sub-genres.


Being a musician himself, J-F connects and understands the recording artists and their needs, digging deeply to get at the heart and soul of what works best for different artists by capturing and  mixing uniquely powerful tones that will stand the test of time and give each artist their true identity.

*The Canadian equivalent of a Grammy



Protools Ultimate (Latest version)

I/0 HD 192

Plugins: Waves, Slate Digital, Plugin Alliance, Soundtoys, etc.


API 3124+ 4 Channels

2 x Amek 9098 (designed by Rupert Neve)

Midas XL42 2 Channels

2 x Golden Age Pre-73 mk2


API 2500 2 Channels

2 X Distressor EL8-X

2 x Warm Audio WA76

FMR Audio RCN 1773

T.C. Electronic Finalizer 96k


3031 Active Studio Monitors

Sennheiser HD650 Headphones

Presonus Central Station

Computer: Imac Pro

Processor: 3 GHz Intel Xeon W

Memory: 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4

Graphics: Radeon Pro Veg, 56 8176 MB


API 5500 2 Channels

1084 EQ 2 Channels

2 x Amek 9098 (designed by Rupert Neve)

Midas XL42 2 Channels

2 x Golden Age EQ-81

Analog Summing: Dangerous 2-Bus


Redco R196-D25PG DB25 Patchbay

Kemper Profiling Amplifier

Radial J-DI & Reamp Box


A wide variety of Amplifiers, Pedals, Cabinets Available

Several Microphones, Shure, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, AKG, etc.

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