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!

LiveWire recorded this year’s Ross Petty Christmas Pantomine at the Elgin Theatre in early January. “A Christmas Carol – the Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose” will air on CBC and Family Channel during the 2018 Christmas Season.

LiveWire brought in the New Year in Niagara Falls, with Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, The James Barker Band and Jessie Reyez. It was a challenging gig, as it was -11C at showtime, but it looked and sounded great. The show was broadcast nationwide on CBC-T  More...

December 6, 2017

This year’s edition of the Andy Kim Christmas Show took place on December 6, and LiveWire was there for the eighth consecutive year to record it. Andy’s guests this year included Ron Sexsmith, Platinum Blonde, Michel Pagliaro, Danny Michel, Th  More...

Chief engineer Doug McClement was on the mobile broadcast audio crew for Neil Young’s intimate solo concert in his home town of Omemee Ontario on December 1. The show went out live on the web, and was broadcast on CTV on December 11.

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.