Long & McQuade Learning Series - Guelph, ON

Long & McQuade Learning Series - Guelph, ON

Saturday, March 4 | 2pm
Mic Technique for Live Singers
with Dan McLean Jr

What will you get out of the workshop?

  • As an interactive workshop, participants will be able to try everything with a mic and PA
  • Everything you need to know about using vocal mics on stage in order to turn them from enemies to tools
  • How, when & why to move closer to, and further from, the mic
  • Good mic technique when speaking between songs

Dan is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and live audio engineer with a new album and EP coming this year. He’s done 20 years of consulting and beta testing for vocal mics, wireless mics and “in-ear monitors” for Shure, Sennheiser, Neumann, AKG, Audio-Technica, and more.  

Saturday, March 18 | 2pm
Studio Mixing - Professional Approach and Techniques
with Jeff Carte

Producer Jeff Carter will discuss his approach to professional mixing, going beyond just the technical operation of EQs, compressors, and the mixer environment itself. This clinic will not only delve into a variety of helpful mixing techniques, but also the when, where, and why (or why not) to use them.

The clinic will be shown using Presonus Studio Professional One Version 6, but the tricks and topics covered can be applied to most DAW software, and in most cases, even higher end analog mixing environments.

For more than 30 years, Jeff has worked as a studio owner, mix engineer, producer, mastering engineer, songwriter,  composer, audio consultant, live sound engineer, and keyboard player. A graduate of the Recording Arts Program of Canada, he's worked with some of Canada's top artists, including producing, mixing, mastering, and playing keyboards for Canadian legends the Spoons. He has mixed live audio at Rogers Centre, Hamilton Place, and the Sound of Music Festival, and is currently playing keyboards internationally with electronic dance band Kon Kan. He's worked on sound design for EB Games, and several independent films, and currently runs Sky Studios in Guelph with his wife.

Saturday, March 25 | 2pm
PA Setup: How to & Best Practices     
with James Florio

In this workshop, James will discuss:

  • Basic routing of signal paths, proper use of live compression, etc.
  • How to properly measure SPL when tuning your PA system
  • Proper speaker and subwoofer placement (keeping in phase, etc.)
  • Best procedures on cable management

James Florio is a producer, recording/mix and FOH engineer based out of Guelph,Ontario. In 2018, he co-created the music festival and arts collective, Bumaroo

Today, James’ talents and experience have grown to provide hi fidelity audio in a number of broad applications including production, location sound engineering ,broadcast audio services and more.


Registration & inquiries may be sent to the store at [email protected].

Location: Guelph 30 Arrow Road    Phone: (519) 763-5300