Broadcast Engineering w/ Doug McClement

Aug. 20, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

The Co-op has a variety of essential workshops formulated for the development of professional skills, digital and creative innovation and ongoing membership while fostering the essence of sustainability. Helping artists to navigate the online world, while developing their knowledge and experience in this industry is what The Co-op achieves. Audio production is a crucial part of the music business, and industry expert Doug McClement shares his knowledge in this "Broadcast Engineering" workshop. Artists have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills. With over a hundred Ontario Artists reached, The Co-op continues to create hundreds of engaging and fulfilling job opportunities.

To learn more about Doug check out his bio below:

Doug was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, and graduated with an Honours

Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, where he majored in Marketing and

Computer Science. He covered his tuition by playing in rock bands and working in a

stereo store during his college years, while operating a four-track recording studio in

his parents’ basement.

After moving to Toronto and working for three years as a computer programmer at

TD Bank, he opened Comfort Sound Studio, recording albums, demos, commercials

and doing audio-post for television. Over the years, the studio expanded to 24

tracks, and became known for recording bands on location, especially live radio

broadcasts. Eventually, a separate set of equipment was installed in a customized

truck, and Doug began to concentrate its efforts in live multitrack recording for radio

and television. Doug did hundreds of live FM broadcasts for CHUM-FM, Q107 and

CFNY then became the exclusive concert music engineer for the MuchMusic network

for 16 years.

Doug eventually decided to sell the studio and go full time into location multitrack

recording, as LiveWire Remote Recorders. LiveWire records concerts, awards shows

and major events for television, as well as live radio broadcasts, live CDs, webcasts

and orchestral film soundtracks.

Doug has engineered over 4000 music remotes and has received platinum CD’s for

engineering albums by Blue Rodeo and Moxy Fruvous. He has been nominated for a

Gemini Award for Best Sound in a TV Variety Special fifteen times, and won that

award in 2003 and 2011 (and Canadian Screen Awards in 2014 and 2017) for his

mix of the Juno Awards. Doug has recorded dozens of international artists,

including U2, AC/DC, Celine Dion, Oscar Peterson, Ozzy Osbourne, any many more!