Episode 105: Sound Advice

Paul and Alex 212 Crop

Thanks to Paul O’Brien and Alex Arrowsmith for joining us this week! Check out the episode above, or download it right here!


  • The role of the sound engineer in live music
  • What does a typical day for a sound person look like?
  • Can doing sound for an artist you love ruin that artist for you?
  • What are some of the most memorable – good or bad – moments of the job?
  • What advice could we give to people who want to learn to be sound engineers, or bands looking to make their live shows sound better?


  • Robert DeLong – “Global Concepts”
  • Alex Arrowsmith – “Kill Me One More Time”
  • Slowdive – “Here She Comes”
  • Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention – “Trouble Every Day”
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