In this final episode for People in Music for 2017, we listen in on a masterclass ‘Sound Advice: From The Venue To The Stadium’ hosted by the SAE Institute in Melbourne featuring Paul ‘PAB’ Boothroyd and Tim Dalton.
As well as being a senior lecturer at the SAE Institute, Tim Dalton has had 38 years’ experience working in the music industry in a variety of roles. This has included audio engineer, studio owner, record producer and artist manager. Brad from Energy Groove Radio previously chatted to Tim about the music industry and the Why Music Matters campaign in the episode ‘Tim Dalton: People in Music‘ back in 2015. He is joined by legendary live sound engineer Paul ‘PAB’ Boothroyd.
In his decades long career, Paul has worked with multiple major artists, including Michael Jackson, AC/DC, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton. For the past 20 years, Paul has worked with icon Sir Paul McCartney as his live audio engineer. In November and December 2017, Paul was in Australia as part of McCartney’s live tour.
In this episode, Tim interviews Paul about his experiences as an audio engineer in live performances, the importance of getting the basics right, and the realities of living on tour.
01:35 Paul talks Sir Paul McCartney’s Melbourne show
05:05 Bringing equipment and people on tour
11:56 From analog to digital
18:55 Mixing for different artists and different styles
25:35 How Paul got his start: from engineering to mixing
31:20 Advice for those getting their start in the music industry
39:20 Life on tour