The life of a sound technician can be a boring and miserable one. It is actually considered to be the grumpiest job in the world but even still there is an addiction to it. My Mac makes an appearance at nearly all of my gigs with the exception of festivals.

A sound technician is more than just a dude behind a sound board.. It is a skill set.

But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. -Liam Neeson

Here is a list of the top Mac Apps that I use:

5 Mac Apps for a Sound Technician

  1. Spotify. I use Spotify for background tracks. One of these days I’ll make a blog post linking to my top playlists. Please double check the legality of using Spotify before you use it live.
  2. Sound Console Software. Whether that is the X32 app, Presonus Universal Control and many more. Don’t forget about the iPad editions either..
  3. Reaper. I use reaper for multi-track recording and playback. Works like a charm via USB, thunderbolt or Firewire.
  4. QLab. QLab works as a track manager. It can cue back tracks, midi tracks and other cues.
  5. Room EQ Wizard. This is some neat software that is loaded with a sound wave generator, a rough RTA and some other cool features.

And that’s all folks. Sorry it isn’t terribly glorious but still. I hoped you enjoyed a quick look into the Mac Apps that a sound technician uses.

-Cody Sweeny


Lovable quote for the evening:

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

-Elbert Hubbard