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 was happy to work with Juno Award winning engineer George Seara (Drake, Rhianna, The Tenors) on a live recording of Shawn Mendes at the Air Canada Centre in August. In addition to the band’s inputs, we put up twelve audience mics to capture  More...

Chief engineer Doug McClement took the portable airpack rig up to the Boots & Hearts Festival near Barrie ON to record a special performance by Dean Brody at the Silverado Stage as part of a Facebook Live feed for the “Chevrolet Presents: The B  More...

Vancouver rockers Marianas Trench put on an amazing show at the Rock the Park Festival in London, Ontario on July 16, and LiveWire was there to capture their performance for an upcoming concert dvd.

July 1, 2017

We sent a crew to Iqualuit in Nunavut for Canada Day with our 48 track airpack system to do the broadcast mix for “The Tradeoffs” as part of CBC-TV’s Canada 150 broadcast. The gear was sent up on a military flight. Iqualuit is on Baffin   More...

The truck travelled to Winnipeg to record Whitehorse as part of CBC-TV’s Canada 150 broadcast on Canada Day.