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!

October 22, 2019

LiveWire recorded the Stratford Festival’s magnificent production of Shakespeare’s “Othello” on October 8 for theatrical release next year.

The LiveWire mobile was at the Festival Theatre in Stratford on October 8 to record Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” starring Geraint Wyn Davies.   It was a fast-moving, colourful production, set in a small Ontario town not u  More...

On Sept 28, legendary Toronto power pop rockers “The Jitters” played at Hugh’s Room, and we were there to record the show.   Blair Packham, Danny Levy, Matt Greenbaum and David Quinton Steinberg played all their crowd faves.

LiveWire recorded “A Trip Down Abbey Road” at Hugh’s Room on Sept 25.   A group of top level Toronto session musicians played the entire Abbey Road album end-to-end on replica instruments, including a copy of Ringo’s Black Pearl   More...

LiveWire spent the week of Sept 16-19 in Niagara Falls at the Mount Carmel Spritual Centre recording Mission 2020 for the National Catholic Broadcast Council. We recorded this event for ten years in the early 2000’s, and are very happy to see it ret  More...