A Day In The Life Of A Touring Sound Engineer

The next time you go to a concert, you might feel inclined to drop by the soundboard to thank (or not!) the sound engineer!

07 February 2024 | James Porteous | Clipper Media

A Day In The Life Of A Touring Sound Engineer at an Arena Show

We all know the routine. You log onto the freaking Ticketmaster site on a wing and a prayer, hoping you might be one of the lucky ones to score a ticket to see your favorite band.

Sometimes you win! You trek out to the venue and walk in, and enter a land of magic. Everything is set up, just for you! The lights, the sound, the excitement, the sound again!

It is not by accident that the sound is either wonderful or complete shite.

In fact, after you watch this video, the next time you go to a concert you might feel inclined to drop by the soundboard and thank (or not!) the sound engineer!

A Day in the Life of a Touring Audio Engineer working for Funeral For A Friend. Shot at Cardiff International Arena on their recent UK headline tour.

From loading in gear, setting up, line check, MASSIVE rock show and pack down. Here is a typical day as a front-of-house sound engineer on an arena tour!


Running Sound For Avenged Sevenfold

Uncover the secrets of the stage with our latest interview featuring Bob Strakele, the mastermind behind the epic soundscapes of Avenged Sevenfold!

Join us in this exclusive deep dive into the world of touring audio engineering as we sit down with Bob to discuss his incredible journey and experiences shaping the sonic landscape for one of the most iconic rock bands of our time.

From crafting the perfect mix to handling the challenges of live performances, Bob shares invaluable insights into the art and science of live sound engineering. Discover the gear, techniques, and behind-the-scenes stories that bring Avenged Sevenfold’s electrifying performances to life.

Whether you’re an aspiring audio engineer, a die-hard Avenged Sevenfold fan, or simply curious about the magic that happens behind the curtain, this interview is a must-watch.

Get ready for an immersive exploration into the world of touring audio, guided by the expertise and passion of Bob Strakele.

Tune in, turn up the volume, and embark on a sonic journey with us! Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and ring the bell to stay updated on more exclusive interviews with the brilliant minds shaping the music industry.

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