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!

Chief Engineer Doug McClement recorded legendary Canadian 1970’s rockers The Stampeders at the El Mocambo on Oct 7. ‘

October 4, 2022

The LiveWire mobile left the teardown for Canadian Tire 100th Anniversary Celebration at 1am and then drove directly to the Tom Patterson Theatre in Stratford for a 3am setup to record the Stratford Festival’s production of Richard III, starring Col  More...

The Coca-Cola Coliseum at Exhibition Place in Toronto played host to the 100th Anniversary Celebration for Canadian Tire on October 3.     Performers included Diana Cox, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Jann Arden, Blue Rodeo, and Michael Buble.   It was a   More...

Doug brought the LiveWire 16 track airpack system to The Rivoli for two nights in September to record a dozen standup comics for the Just For Laughs comedy festival.

September 25, 2022

The first annual Legacy Awards were held at the History concert venue in Toronto on September 25.    Performers included Deborah Cox, Jully Black, Fefe Dobson, Kardinal Offishall, Keysha Freshh, Izzy-S, SATE, Savannah Re and DJ 4Kkorners.    The show   More...

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