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!

Lady Antebellum played a showcase set for radio contest winners at The Opera House, and LiveWire was there to record the show for Universal Music.

April 2, 2017

LiveWire was in our nation’s capital on April 2 to provide the music mix for The Juno Awards, our 18th year on the show. Performers mixed out of our mobile included Billy Talent, The Strumbellas, Feist’s tribute to Leonard Cohen, Shawn Mendes,  More...

The LiveWire portable 48 track system was put to good use at the Shaw Convention Centre, recording six performers for Google Play. LiveWire engineer Phil Hay was at the controls.

Roy Thomson Hall was the place to be on March 30 as the second annual “British, Yiddish, and Kiddush” concert was recorded by LiveWire for CHAI Canada. Simon Spiro, Yiddish Broadway star Mike Burstyn and from Israel, Cantor Meyer Helfgott perf  More...

The LiveWire tourpack rig was used to record two musical revues for Soulpepper Theatre at the Young Centre in Toronto’s Distillery District. in March. Parts II and III of their musical history of Manhattan: “42nd St” and “Uptown to  More...