Dale’s first hit, while an engineer at the infamous Mushroom Studios, was a track on the Top Gun Soundtrack with Loverboy. Since then, countless projects have benefited from Penner’s production/mixing, including; Nickelback’s The State (Roadrunner) certified platinum in America and Canada scoring Two Billboard Top Ten Singles, (“Leader of Men” and “Breathe”). Dale received the “Producer of the Year” award at the WCMA’s for his work on Holly McNarland’s (Universal) platinum-selling “Stuff”. Other Penner production credits include: The Matthew Good Band, Econoline Crush and Montreal’s Jonas (Certified Gold nominated for “Rock Album of the Year” at 2006 Juno Awards). In 2010 Dale was once again nominated as “Producer of the Year” for Western Canada.
Other artists Dale’s been fortunate enough to record are: Shawn Hook, David GoGo, Grimskunk, Sass Jordan, Long John Baldry, Joey Santiago (Pixies), Jamie Walters, KD Lang, Jimmy Barr (Portishead), Helix, Barney Bentall and Valdy and many others.
These days much of Dale’s workflow is mixing. With more and more artists producing their own music Penner recognized a need for professional guidance and an experienced mixer for self-produced projects. Paradise Alley Studio offers the best of both Analogue & Digital. Analogue 16 channel Neve 8816 mixer, analogue outboard processing gear, including API, Summit, DBX and more. Digital Universal Audio 16 channel A/D convertors full array of Universal Audio and Avid plug-in’s, 16 motorized fader Avid DAW and all powered by MAC. Monitors Genelec and Yamaha NS10’s with a sub.
“I feel very fortunate to have made a living doing what I love for more than 25 years. I continue to meet and work with some of the most talented artists in the world.”