Equipment & Services

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!

December 5, 2018

LiveWire was at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place to record the 14th annual Andy Kim Christmas Show. It was the best one yet, with a stellar cast including Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell with Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Ron Sexsmith, Billy Talent  More...

Chief engineer Doug McClement did the mix for Alessia Cara’s blockbuster performance at the 106th Grey Cup Halftime Show at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. It was Doug’s 14th consecutive Grey Cup show. Alessia knocked it out of the park.

November 19, 2018

Chief Engineer Doug McClement spent most of September and October mixing the music for the second season of CTV’s “The Launch”. Guest mentors this season included Nile Rodgers, Bryan Adams, Sara McLachlan, Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Max  More...

Legendary Canadian cellist Ofra Harnoy gave a concert at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Nov 17, and LiveWire was there to record the performance. A fifty piece orchestra and a twelve voice choir accompanied Ms. Harnoy for an evening of superb music, both class  More...

For the second year in a row, LiveWire spent three days at YouTubePlace Toronto to record eight artists for Indie Week. Featured acts included Wintersleep, The Reklaws, CMDWN, Courage my Love, Shad, Hubert Lenoir, Birds of Bellwoods, and Just John. The pe  More...