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!

Our recording of “Kaeshammer Live” was nominated for a Juno Award for best music DVD of 2012. The show was produced by Tim Martin at Frameblender and was shot at The Great Hall in Toronto. The LiveWire mobile provided the music mix for the CTV  More...

The portable system was at St. Ignatius Church in Mississauga in February to record the tenth annual National Catholic Mission for Vision TV. The shows were broadcast during Holy Week.

The LiveWire mobile was at The Rogers Centre in February to record a 60 piece orchestra with 16 vocalists for a huge concert/dvd shoot featuring south Indian film composer Dr. Raja. It was a 96 track session, with an audience of thirty thousand, many of w  More...

Chief engineer Doug McClement was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for┬áBest Sound in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series for his mix of last year’s MMVA’s.

The mobile traveled to Niagara Falls on New Year’s Eve to do the live broadcast mix for Nelly Furtado, Hedley, and Dragonette on Global.