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Meet Wayne Hawthorne

Engineer, Producer, Front-Of-House & Broadcast Music Mixer

About Wayne

With over 27 years of professional entertainment production experience, Wayne has been lucky to have had a varied and enjoyable career in the industry.

Starting as a house technician at the Heritage & Lester B. Pearson theatres, Wayne learned quickly that live production is nothing short of an organized chaos. Learing the basics of different theatrical departments like stagecraft, stage management, rigging, lighting and audio, he found that adaptability was a key to surviving & thriving in this fast-paced environment.

This idea proved to be invaluable when he moved on to larger productions at Canada's Wonderland, a theme park in Vaughn Ontario. While there, adaptability once again was important as Wayne's work included themed zone audio, ride audio, network installation, large-scale concerts, and laser-light & pyrotechnic spectacles.

Concurrent with his time at Wonderland, Wayne earned his Electrical Engineering degree and, over time, became a Professional Engineer. This opened up opportunities to work in the defense industry on real-time acoustic digital signal processing (DSP) systems. Wayne's prior experience in professional audio provided a nice backdrop to the signal processing world, allowing him to "see behind the curtain" on how audio processing and perception works at a fundamental level.

Throughout this time, Wayne's passion for live production never waned and the inception for Click Track Audio began. Click Track provided the ability to fully merge his engineering education with his love for professional entertainment production. Wayne has been involved in live recordings and broadcasts for content producers such as Musi-Plus, Live Nation, VRAK TV, Rogers Television, CTV, Astral Radio, Sirius XM Radio, and PBS, and has had the pleasure to provide both 5.1 and Stereo audio mixes for national broadcasts such as the Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill, Winterlude and Canada AM Live. His events have featured personalities such as Etta James, Diana Krall, Roch Voisine, Billy Talent, The Sam Roberts Band, K-OS, Blue Rodeo, Michael Franti & Spearhead, the Tragically Hip and name a few.

In addition to events with Click Track, Wayne is now also a Professor with the Music Industry Arts Program at Algonquin College. Having recorded many different acts across the years, Wayne has found that teaching, production work and music producing share similar skills. To that end, he has extended his wings once more to produce artists such as Danielle Allard and Crimson Ash. Many of the opportunities that have opened up for Wayne can be attributed to his adaptability and his ability to work with the tools at hand to create great things. Wayne believes that, at the end of the day, satisfying the audience's expectations is why we do what we do.

Some Past Projects...

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