Toronto, Canada (January 10, 2008)–LiveWire Remote Recorders posted a strong finish to 2007 with a busy quarter of broadcast and recording jobs. The company says it will also announce a major equipment upgrade to the mobile before the end of the month.
New Year’s Eve saw the mobile in Niagara Falls for the third consecutive year, providing the live broadcast mix for Global TV’s special featuring Dennis DeYoung, Loverboy and Honeymoon Suite.
The National Ballet of Canada’s production of The Nutcracker was broadcast live to a network of 72 Cineplex movie theatres across Canada on December 22. LiveWire provided the 5.1 surround sound mix for Insight Productions. The simulcast was reportedly a huge hit, and may well be the first of many national live-to-theatre events. LiveWire reports that Insight CEO John Brunton said it was the best-sounding show his company had ever produced.
An enormous production featuring Dutch violinist Andre Rieu was recorded at The Rogers Centre in December, requiring a 96-track Pro Tools session, LiveWire’s largest to date. The event included a 70-piece orchestra, 10 vocalists, two skating rinks, 50 ballroom dancers, horses, carriages, and a full-scale replica of the Emperors’ palace in Vienna. The concert will be released as a DVD later this year.
In November, LiveWire’s mobile provided the 5.1 broadcast mix for the halftime show at the Grey Cup (the Canadian Football League’s Superbowl) featuring Lenny Kravitz. Also in November, LiveWire recorded Plain White T’s at The Guvernment in downtown Toronto for LiveNation, a tribute concert for Toronto keyboardist Doug Riley at Convocation Hall with performances by David Clayton Thomas, Motherlode, Doctor Music, and mixed the live broadcast feed for “Acquire the Fire,” a Christian Rock tour out of Dallas, TX, at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON.
In October, MTV hired LiveWire to record the Feed The Children campaign’s “National Me To We Day” at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, featuring a performance by Hanson.
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