Doug McClement heads up LiveWire Remote Recorders. Doug and I have a few things in common. We both have a connection to Kingston, we both worked for big banks in information technology and we both have a passion for audio engineering.
LiveWire has had a busy year. The LiveWire mobile rig provided the music mix for Global’s national telecast on New Year”™s Eve with Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea, and Kardinal Offishall, with an audience of 30,000 at Queen Victoria Park. Doug won a Gemini Award for Best Sound in a Music, Comedy or Variety Special for his mix of the 2010 Juno Awards.
LiveWire recorded a Christmas special starring The Canadian Tenors, with special guests Paul Anka, David Foster, Stephan Moccio, and Jackie Evancho. The show was taped at Showline Studios and aired on CBC-TV on Christmas Day.
The LiveWire mobile rig also did the music mix for the 2010 Canada’s Walk of Fame Gala at the Canon Theatre in Toronto in October. Performers included David Clayton-Thomas, Burton Cummings, Jully Black, Hawksley Workman, Nikki Yanofsky and Alex Cuba.
You can find out more about LiveWire at their site here.
I had profiled LiveWire back in 2007 and there have been lots of changes since then including the addition of a new SSL C200 console. Here is a copy of the floorplan as well as a photo of the control room with the new desk. Doug was also kind enough to pass me a sneak peek of a cPaisley panoramic of the mobile rig. Very cool and a must see. Take a look here.