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!

The LiveWire portable rig was on hand to record Soulpepper Theatre’s Production of “88 Keys” at the Young Theatre in the Distillery District on June 9.    The concert presentation featured music of the piano, from its earliest origins   More...

British pop-opera sensation 23 year old Jonathan Antoine recorded a special for PBS at the Winter Garden Theatre in downtown Toronto on June 8, with LiveWire providing the audio truck for the 96 track recording.  Jonathan was accompanied by a 23 piece or  More...

March 26, 2019

Chief Engineer Doug McClement (with production sound recordist Sanjay Mehta and music mixer Michael Philip Wojewoda) won the 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Sound – Non-Fiction for their work on Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert. The pr  More...

LiveWire was in London Ontario on St. Patrick’s Day for the Juno Awards. It was our 20th Junos. LiveWire did the broadcast music mix for Bahamas, Jeremy Dutcher, Bulow, Tyler Shaw, The Arkells and Corey Hart. The show was produced by Insight Product  More...

We brought the 48 track portable rig to Roy Thomson Hall on March 2 to record five concert bands celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Salvation Army Canadian Staff Band. Ensembles from Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta also performed. The  More...