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- Doug McClement
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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.
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Audio Engineering Society. “Doug McClement.” Engineer-Producer. Accessed August 19, 2019. https://www.torontoaes.org/doug-mcclement/
Live Wire: Remote Recorders Ltd. “Doug McClement.” Personnel. Accessed August 19, 2019. http://www.livewireremote.com/about/personnel/
Now Magazine. “Doug McClement.” Harris Institute Faculty: 30 Years Rock Enrolling. Accessed August 19, 2019. https://nowtoronto.com/harris30th/doug-mcclement/