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!

We recorded a 500 voice choir of TIFF volunteers in late July for a 30 second spot for Cineplex, to be shown before every major film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The recording took place at Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatr  More...

LiveWire recorded Soulpepper Theatre’s production of The 27 Club, a musical featuring songs by famous artists that died at the age of 27, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, and others. The  More...

LiveWire did the live broadcast mix for The Beaches at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton during the halftime at the Tiger Cats/Roughriders game on July 19. Great young live band! No playback tracks, either!

LiveWire recorded two nights at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto with Canadian superstar Shania Twain for a live dvd to be released later this year. It was a fantastic show, at the junction of Las Vegas, Broadway and Nashville. Incredible set design, light  More...

Fort York was the place to be on June 23, as LiveWire provided the broadcast mix for Indigenous Day Live for the APTN Network. Kardinall Offishall headlined the show, which also featured performances by Ria Mae, Shawnee, Logan Staats, Trans-Pacific Noise   More...