McClement was hired by Olympic Broadcast Systems to be the broadcast
audio mixer for the International feed at the Medals Plaza forthe 2014
Sochi Winter Olympics. He will describe the audio setup at that
venue using photos and backstage personal video, as well as showing
some short segments of the actual medals presentations and concert
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 in 1975, 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 in the 80’s, then became the exclusive concert music
engineer for the MuchMusic network from 1984-2000.
Doug sold Comfort
Sound in 1994, and started a new company called LiveWire Remote Recorders,
which is totally dedicated to location multitrack recording. LiveWire records concerts, awards shows and
major events for television, as well as live radio broadcasts, live albums,
webcasts and orchestral film soundtracks.
The LiveWire audio
mobile features a 96 track SSL digital console recording onto Protools with
full backup, snapshot recall, and 5.1 surround sound mixing.
Doug has engineered
over 4000 remotes since 1978, and has received platinum CD’s for engineering
albums by Blue Rodeo and Moxy Fruvous.
He has been nominated for a Gemini/Canadian Screen Award for Best Sound in a TV Variety Special
eleven times, and won that award in 2003, 2011 and 2014 for his mix of the Juno
Awards Doug has recorded dozens of
international artists, including U2, AC/DC, Celine Dion, Oscar Peterson, Ozzy
Osbourne, Stevie Ray Vaughan, 50 Cent, The Rolling Stones, Melissa Etheridge,
Joni Mitchell, Bryan Adams, Leonard Cohen, Van Halen, Emmylou Harris, R.E.M,
The Police, Neil Young, Ray Charles, Garth Brooks, Blues Brothers 2000
soundtrack, Annie Lennox, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Placido Domingo and
Doug has also mixed
the half-time show at Grey Cup for the past 12 years for TSN, done the music
mix for Juno Awards for the past 13 years, the MuchMusic Video Awards since
1990, Canada’s Walk of Fame Gala since its inception, and was one of the mixers
for the Toronto SARS concert at Downsview Airport in 2003
He has recorded
concerts in all ten Canadian provinces, Germany, Spain, Nigeria, Israel,
Cyprus, Jamaica, and Kuwait, as well as over twenty-five states in the USA.
Doug was the Charter
President of the Toronto Recording Association of Commercial Studios (TRACS),
and has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society for over 40 years.
He is also Chairman
of the Producing and Engineering Program at The Harris Institute, a music
industry vocational school based in downtown Toronto. He has been an instructor there since 1992,
teaching courses in Studio Management, and Production/Engineering.
Doug has been married
to Caroline Van Belleghem since 1983, and has two daughters: Megaera, born in
1998, and Molly born in 1999. Outside of
the music industry, his interests include baseball, books, films, and
history. He plays bass in a cover band
that performs occasionally in clubs around Toronto.