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!

December 10, 2014

2014 marked our eighth year recording the Andy Kim Christmas Show. This year’s concert took place at The Mod Club. Guests included Ron Sexsmith, Neverest, Kevin Drew and Brandon Canning from Broken Social Scene, Finger Eleven, Platinum Blonde, Light  More...

The LiveWire mobile traveled to Vancouver to provide the 5.1 broadcast mix for this year’s Grey Cup Halftime Show. Imagine Dragons was the featured act, and they played an amazing ten-minute medley of their big hits. We also provided the mix for the  More...

Robbie Rox put on an amazing night at The Lula Lounge in early November, backed up by his legendary Monster Horn Band. The evening was recorded for a dvd to be released in the new year. The band featured a rhythm section and four of Toronto’s top ho  More...

November 1, 2014

The Orion Ballroom at the International Centre was the place to be on November 1 as Jide Adoye recorded a live gospel music dvd for House of Praise. With an 8 piece band and 14 backup singers, Jide tore the roof off the building with an inspiring performa  More...

October 25, 2014

The LiveWire portable system was backstage at Massey Hall for the first annual “Dream Serenade” benefit concert for Beverley St. School. The event was organized by Toronto singer/songwriter Hayden, and he assembled an amazing array of talent f  More...