Accession 2017.006 - 2017 accrual

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CA ON00349 2017.006


2017 accrual


  • 1953-2017 (Creation)

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17 open reels : 2 in ; audio
5 open reels : 1 in. ; audio
29 open reels : ½ in. ; audio
372 open reels : ¼ in. ; audio
4 cartridges : 8-Track
307 auido cassettes : ¼ in.
248 audio cassettes : DAT
365 audio cassettes : DA88 8-Track Digital Audio
96 audio discs : 33 ½ Album
26 audio discs : 78 RPM
72 audio discs : 45 RPM
454 optical discs : CD ; audio
1 audio cassette : PCM-F1 Digital

29 video cassettes : ¾ in. U-matic
384 video cassettes : VHS
1 video cassette : S-VHS
15 video cassettes : Beta HiFi
82 optical discs : DVD ; video
2 video cassettes : BetacamSP
2 video cassettes : Hi8 MP

Regular 8mm: 3 reels
Super 8mm: 2 reels

Textual: 63 boxes (19.2 linear meters)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Doug McClement was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. He is a graduate of Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce. Throughout his time in high school and university, McClement played in various rock bands and became a recording enthusiast, so much so that he assembled a four-track recording studio in his parent’s basement called Comfort Sound in 1973.

After university, McClement moved to Toronto and began to work for TD Bank as a computer programmer. After work and on weekends, he ran a home studio. By 1978, the studio was so busy that he was able to leave TD Bank and expand to recording eight-track. Comfort Sounds continued to grow as he was often contacted to record various musicians on location.
McClement expanded again in the early 1980’s, from 16 then 24-tracks. He was working primarily with the use of his cube truck, traveling for on location recordings. He recorded many live radio broadcasts for CHUM-FM, Q107, CFNY, and some of the early stereo television programs in the CHUM/CITY simulcasts. In 1984, McClement moved to Queen St. W and focused on audio post production for television. He picked up MuchMusic as a client which quickly became his biggest for 16 years. Comfort Sound was also often hired for overseas recordings, as far as the Middle East, Nigeria, Jamaica, and part of Europe.

In 1994, McClement sold his studio and began to focus on location multi-track recording under the name LiveWire Remote Records. Over his distinguished career, he has earned many awards, and mixed many world events. He is currently (as of 2019) a Chairman of the Producing and Engineering Program at The Harris Institute in Toronto, while also instructing there since 1992.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the archive by Doug Clement.

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Scope and content

The collection consists primarily of audio and video recordings done by McClement of musical acts, interviews, and shows. Artists include Nelly Furtado, Shaggy, Neil Young, Rita MacNeil, Ringo Star, The Tragically Hip, David Bowie, Juno Award shows, and many many others.

There is also a large collection of magazines, including The Rolling Stones (1969-1982), Mix (1980-2011), Professional Sound (1992-2017), Studio Sound (1985-1994), Recording Engineer Producer (1976-1992), Tape Op (2005-2009), Kingston Whig-Standard (1959-2006), Cinema Canada (1982), Canadian Musician (2015-2017), and T.O. Magazine (1984-1988)

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created August 23, 2019.


  • English



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