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!

June 3, 2021

LiveWire did the audio post mix for this year’s CBC Upfront special, which previewed the new shows for the network’s upcoming season.    The show was produced by Inframe Productions.

LiveWire brought the portable rig to Pie in the Sky Studios on Donlands Avenue on February 27 to record some of Canada’s greatest jazz musicians, performing six songs written by or made popular by the legendary Oscar Peterson.   Some of the artist  More...

The LiveWire mobile travelled to the Wayne Gretzky Estates near Niagara-On-The-Lake to record segments for CBC’s nationwide New Year’s Eve Party for the third straight year.    There were musical performances by Tyler Shaw and Simone Denny,   More...

Gordon Lightfoot and his band performed an intimate two hour show at the El Mocambo that was livestreamed to the world on Dec 18.   He played several newer songs but mostly sang fan favourites from his 50 year career.

November 28, 2020

The El Mocambo was the setting for the Giants of Africa seminar on Nelson Mandela’s life and his impact on today’s BIPOC youth.    Panel members included Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujuri, New Jersey Devils forward P.K. Subban, Federal M  More...