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 brought the 64 track portable system to the John Bassett Theatre at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre to provide the on-line mix for the 2021 Mayor’s Evening for the Arts. The event was hosted by Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath, and feature  More...

Doug recorded a great set by The Spoons at the El Mocambo on their 40th anniversary of the live album he recorded for them at the same venue back in 1981. The club was packed for the high-energy performance by Canada’s most beloved 80’s band.

The El Mocambo finally had its official opening on Oct 30 with a concert by Toronto alt-rockers Our Lady Peace.   Owner/host Michael Wekerle was happy to finally be able to welcome a full house of rock fans to his amazing newly-renovated club.   It wa  More...

LiveWire finally brought the mobile out of the warehouse for it’s first post-covid restriction gig of 2021 on October 27 at the MacMillan Theatre. We recorded the 25 piece University of Toronto Orchestra during a video shoot. The music was composed   More...

Our newly upgraded 64 track MADI-based portable system was used for the first time on September 11 and 12 to record the Brampton World of Jazz Festival. Son D’Aqui, Samantha Martin, Rob Tardiik, Butter & EggMen, Saint ‘O’ and Trane   More...