Student News: Guest Lecture with Lenny DeRose & David Mohacsi
On Wednesday, July 15th, Lenny DeRose and David Mohacsi visited Metalworks Institute for a Guest Lecture.
Lenny DeRose is a veteran studio engineer and music producer who has been credited on countless recordings dating back to the early 1980s with a list of artists that include Celine Dion, The Tragically Hip, Alice Cooper, Barenaked Ladies, Metric, Saga, Gowan, The Partland Brothers, The Nylons and more. As an engineer, he has also been credited for his work on several motion picture soundtracks including “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, “Naked in New York” and “9½ Weeks”.
DeRose has been nominated for several JUNO Awards. In 1995, he received the JUNO award for Recording Engineer of the Year for his work with The Philosopher Kings albums “Lay My Body Down” and “Charms”. DeRose has produced each recording released by The Philosopher Kings.
David Mohacsi is a musician, producer, engineer, and audio technologist who graduated from Metalworks Institute’s Audio Production and Engineering program in 2008. From learning piano at the age of 5, to playing in countless bands throughout North America, Mohacsi has always been passionate about his love for music.
Upon graduation from Metalworks Institute, Mohacsi began working with Lenny DeRose and Multi-JUNO Award Winning and GRAMMY-Nominated producer Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, Three Days Grace). Although he started out as an intern, Mohacsi quickly became Gavin Brown’s full-time engineer in 2009.
Mohacsi has worked on countless major label recordings from start to finish. He has worked with Metric, The Tragically Hip, Sarah Harmer, Dan Hill, Lights, Stereos, Hoobastank, Barenaked Ladies, Arkells, Three Days Grace, Mother Mother among others.
During the guest lecture, DeRose detailed about his first look at a studio and subsequent start interning at Phase One Studios as Mohacsi elaborated on his own beginnings in music and his path after Metalworks that led him to his career.