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!

August 12, 2021

Doug McClement did the livestream mix for Honey Jam 2021 at the El Mocambo. Twenty young female vocalists each performed one song backed up by an excellent house band. R&B, Country, Reggae, Soul, Blues and Hip Hop. It was a great evening of entertain  More...

Doug spent five weeks in Tokyo in July and August, working with the sports commentary department at the Olympics. It was Doug’s fourth games with Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS). He was working with a talented team of audio engineers from Germany,   More...

Doug brought the 16 track portable rig downtown and set up on the third floor deck to record Australian actor Brenton Thwaites performing three songs with an acoustic band.

June 6, 2021

Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s Juno Awards did not take place in Toronto’s Scotiabank Centre as scheduled.   Instead, performances happened in various venues across Canada.   LiveWire recorded the tribute to the History of Canadian  More...

June 4, 2021

Rather than doing the Opening Night Juno Awards from a single location, performances were recorded in several venues and edited into a complete show due to covid protocols.   LiveWire recorded three artists for the show:  Crown Lands and The Monowhales  More...