The LiveWire Mobile is a 32′ long air-ride trailer, with a machine room, control room, and maintenance room. The truck is equipped for full 5.1 surround sound monitoring. One side expands to give an additional four feet of width, resulting in a 16′ x 12′ control room, designed by Pilchner-Schoustal, one of North America’s top studio design firms. It’s rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the world’s best sounding control rooms on wheels.
In 2008 we installed a new SSL C200 digital console in the mobile. (It is the same model as the one used on the David Letterman Show) The SSL has 96 inputs on banks of 32 faders, 5.1 surround sound bussing, and snapshot recall of all parameters. 96 SSL mic pre’s feed the console via a 1000′ fibre optic snake, with 32 additional ATI Paragon mic pre’s available, fed by a 52 channel snake.
We can provide up to 128 tracks of Protools HD backed up by 96 tracks of Tascam X-48 on firewire drives.
A closed circuit intercom and camera system ensures good communication between the audio mobile, the performance area, and the video control room, and our time code analyzer helps guarantee perfect sync between sound and picture. The iclock master digital clock will keep sending sync to the recorders even if its input is disconnected, so we never lose clock reference.
The truck has recorded concerts in New York City, Nashville, Quebec, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Cleveland, The Maritimes, Vancouver, Detroit, Buffalo, Boston, Montreal, and even Daytona Beach, Florida. We’ll go anywhere in North America to record your project!
Doug took the portable system to The Centre in the Square in Kitchener for two nights in early November to record the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. The program included works by Brahms and Wagner, and featured a performance by alto Krisztina Szabo.
RedBull Canada hired LiveWire to bring the truck to Massey Hall to record an evening with Bad Bad Not Good. The band added a string quartet and a horn section for the show. Guest vocalists Charlotte Day Wilson, River Tiber, and rapper Johnny Electronica.
LiveWire recorded the Stratford Festival’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Festival Theatre in October. The recording was part of a decade long series we have been working on since 2011. The ultimate goal is to record all 30 of ShakespeareR More...
The Soulpepper Theatre company revisited the sixties folk scene in Toronto’s Yorkville with a tribute concert acknowledging the importance of the legendary Riverboat coffeehouse. Songs by Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, John Prine, Neil Young, Jon More...