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!

Doug McClement set up the portable multitrack rig to record 14 standup comics for Just for Laughs at The Rivoli on Jan 28.     Each comic performed their best material in a short, ten minute set, so the laughs were relentless.

January 26, 2020

Toronto R&B legends The Dexters performed a reunion concert at Revival on January 26.   LiveWire recorded the show, which was also filmed with seven cameras by Mediatribe for an upcoming dvd release.    John Finlay sat in for one song with the ban  More...

We recorded two nights with jazz chantuese Genevieve Marentette at the Jazz Bistro in late January.    The show consisted entirely of songs released in 1969, but with a jazzy twist. The band was amazing.   The show was also shot with four cameras by M  More...

The LiveWire mobile was at Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls for CBC’s nationwide New Year’s Eve broadcast.   The two featured artists were Bryan Adams and Walk off The Earth.

Cantor Simon Spiro led an amazing 12 voice choir at The Song Shul in the Bialik Hebrew School on Bathurst St. on Dec 14.   They performed a Shabbat service with a twist:  many of the melodies were Broadway standards, with the choir singing devotional l  More...