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!

LiveWire will be providing the multitrack audio recording system for 13 episodes of The Stanley Dynamic, a new situation comedy for YTV being taped at Revival Studios in Toronto from March-August.    Senior audio mixer Philip Stall will be using LiveWi  More...

LiveWire chief engineer Doug McClement won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Sound in a Music, Comedy or Variety Special for his work on the 2013 Juno Awards.  Doug shares the award with fellow Juno audio crew members Howard Baggley, Marc Laliberte, Sim  More...

LiveWire brought the 24 track portable system to the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre to record “In Studio 2014″ for The Movie Channel as part of Canadian Screen Awards Week.    Some of Canada’s top directors and actors were interviewed on t  More...

February 27, 2014

Chief engineer Doug McClement spent the month of February in Sochi, Russia.   He was hired by Olympic Broadcast Systems (Madrid) to do the international broadcast mix for the Medals Ceremonies at the Sochi Winter Olympics.    Doug worked with an inte  More...

The Ninth Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show took place at the Mod Club on Dec 11.   An amazing collection of musicians delivered some great performances, including Dan Hill, Ron Sexsmith, Glass Tiger, The Trews, Kardinal Officiall, Treble Charger, Amy Mill  More...