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!

The LiveWire mobile traveled to Calgary on August 15 to provide the broadcast mix for Alberta Flood Aid at McMahon Stadium.   Many artists from Western Canada performed, including Nickelback, Jann Arden, Loverboy, Johnny Reid,  Matt Good, Colin James,   More...

LiveWire has completed twelve episodes for season one of Spun Out, a half-hour sitcom slated to air on CTV in January.   The series stars Dave Foley, of Newsradio and Kids in the Hall.     The four camera shoot took placein front of a live audience a  More...

LiveWire provided the broadcast mix for the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards, hosted by Korean rap star Psy, who performed his hits “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman”. Other performers mixed by the LiveWire mobile included Avril Lavigne, D  More...

LiveWire took the 48 track portable system to the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto to record the 2013 Amethyst Awards. These are given out to employees of the Ontario Public Service for exempliary work over the past year. The keynote address was made by O  More...

LiveWire recorded a concert at the George Weston Recital Hall with a 30 piece orchestra, six vocalists and a children’s choir on May 23. The performance featured music written by American Jewish Songwriters, and was organized by Cantor Simon Spiro o  More...