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!

LiveWire provided the 5.1 and stereo broadcast music mix for four of the performers at the 2023 Juno Awards at Rogers Place in Edmonton on March 13:   Nickelback, Tate McRae, Tenille Townes and Aysanabee.      It was our 20th year working on this s  More...

Chief engineer Doug McClement recorded legendary British guitarist Albert Lee at the El Mocambo on January 26.   Albert and his excellent backup band were in fine form with a night of killer guitar.

LiveWire provided the music mix for the Blue Mountain segment of CBC’s Countdown to 2023 special.  Performers at the Ontario ski resort included Kardinall Offishall, Suzanne Re and Chad Price.  The event was hosted by Rick Mercer.

November 20, 2022

Doug McClement did the music mix for the halftime show at the 109th Grey Cup at Mosaic Field in Regina, Saskatchewan on November 20.      It was Doug’s 16th consecutive Grey Cup mix assignment.     Valley performed during the pre-game segment,  More...

LiveWire recorded 110 different performers during a five-day shoot at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls in late October. There were some amazing artists on stage at the brand new theatre.   The elimination rounds will take place there i  More...

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