Toronto, Canada (April 14, 2008)–LiveWire Remote Recorders is using a newly installed 48-channel SSL C200 HD Mobile Console for stereo and 5.1 broadcast productions throughout North America. Two SSL C-SB Stageboxes have also been installed in the 32-ft. mobile truck.
Within days of completing the C248 installation, LiveWire, established in 1994, was back on the road recording Alanis Morissette for an MTV Canada broadcast and a live recording of Canadian rock icons Blue Rodeo at Massey Hall in Toronto. LiveWire will be one of two trucks covering the Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Awards. The Juno Awards will be the first live, 5.1 broadcast that LiveWire handles with the C248 console. Some of the featured performers on the show will be Avril Lavigne, Feist, Michael Buble and Sarah Brightman. The LiveWire truck then heads to Las Vegas to be displayed at NAB exhibit OE336.
LiveWire owner Doug McClement notes, “In the last year, every other call we received would ask if we had 5.1 surround abilities. It’s really become a factor for video production companies; if you are going to hire an HD video truck, you need an audio truck that can work in 5.1. With this console, working in 5.1 is seamless, it’s part of the console’s architecture.”
“Another thing that we needed was snapshot recall of all the parameters. We do a lot of shows like Virgin Fest, where there are 10 or 12 bands performing; having to reset everything between bands manually is a real pain, not to mention risky. With the SSL’s snapshot recall, we do the soundcheck, hit ‘store’ and then call the session back up as the band hits the stage with every thing the way it was for the soundcheck.”
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