Air Pack

The LiveWire Airpack has traveled to four continents, to record shows in Germany, Spain, Newfoundland, Nigeria, Cyprus, Jamaica, Banff, Israel and Kuwait.  The Airpack can go to locations where a mobile would be impractical.  We’ve taped performances at the top of a mountain, in a cave, on a boat and even on a moving train!

Equipment List


Mic Pre’s and Reference Mix Console

. 8 x 8 channel ATI 8MX2 hi voltage mic preamps (64 channels)

• Tascam DM-4800 64 input mixer with 5.1 output, total snapshot recall of all parameters, two built-in tc electronic digital reverbs


• Main Recorder: Mac with 64 tracks of Protools HD, backup recorder: Tascam DA-6400 with ipad remote /meter display


• Genelec 1031a Powered Monitors
• Fostex Headphones

Outboard Gear

.  SSL Delta-Link MADI HD Interface

.  Mamba 64×64 Analog to MADI Interface

. Digidesign SMPTE Time Code Generator

. iclock Master Word Clock

. Digidesign Sync I/O

. Ward-Beck Stereo VU and Phase Meter

• U.S. Audio Stereo Audio Distribution Amp
• Fostex Oscillator, 4 channel phantom power supply
• Brainstorm Destripalyzer SMPTE Time Code Cleaner/Distribution


• Various AKG, Shure, Beyer, Sennheiser


• Panasonic colour camera on 250 video snake with remote pan/tilt/zoom
• JVC 9” colour monitor


• 80 channel mic snake in two 250’ lengths. Three way, transformer splits. Ground lift on each input.
• Intercom: Clear Com 2-Channel Master Station. Two headsets and beltpacks on 250’ comm snake.
• Talkback speaker on stage independent of monitor system.

AC Power

• System requires two 15 amp standard circuits

Space Requirements

• An air conditioned 15’ by 12’ room, or a cube van.


King Sunny Ade in Concert – Lagos, Nigeria
Salome Bey at Expo – ‘92 Seville, Spain
BTO at Sask. Penitentiary – Prince Albert
MuchMusic Spring Break – Daytona Beach
Bryan Adams – Vancouver, B.C.
Jammin’ in Jamaica – Montego Bay
Christmas with The Troops-  Kuwait, Cyprus
Spinal Tap – St. John’s, Newfoundland
Hootie and the Blowfish – Banff, Alberta
MuchMusic Train – Vancouver to Halifax
Gilles Vigneault – Quebec City
L.L. Cool J. – Sun Peaks, B.C.
Chumbawamba – Sun Peaks, B.C.
Collective Soul – Cornerbrook, Nfld.
Lilith Fair Live CD – U.S. Tour ’97
GooGoo Dolls –Banff -, Alberta
The House – Atlanta, Georgia
Nortel Annual Meeting – San Francisco
Barenaked Ladies – Daytona Beach
Jann Arden – Vancouver, B.C.
Paul Brandt, Jon Berry – Calgary Stampede
Cabaret – Princess of Wales Theatre – Toronto, Ont.
Barenaked Ladies – Top of the CN Tower
Shaggy – Snowjob 2001 in Kamloops, B.C.
Leahy Kitchen Party – Lakefield Ont.
The Tragically Hip Across the Causeway – Kingston Ont.
Beautiful Noise – 13 episode concert series for RAVE-TV
Over the Rainbow – 13 episode competition series for CBC-TV
Cover Me Canada – 13 episode competition series for CBC-TV
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? – 13 episode competition series for CBC-TV
Spun Out – 13 episode sitcom starring Dave Foley, for CTV
Kaeshammer Live! – nominated for a Juno Award for best music dvd of 2012