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WCA #337 with Peter Claes – Live Sound, YouTube, Sharing Knowledge, and The Family Music Shop

My guest today is live sound mixer, audio coach, and noise abatement consultant Peter Claes, who lives in Hasselt, Belgium.

Peter has a great Youtube channel that I watch called Masterclaes (spelled with his last name in mind ) Master Claes, and I enjoy his approach to teaching and sharing knowledge. After connecting on Linkedin, we made arrangements to join me to share his experience working in live sound with bands such as Simple Monds, The Human League, and Arsenal. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Hasselt, Belgium
  • Family Music Shop
  • Music School
  • Live Sound
  • Reading Music
  • Using Studio Gear Live
  • Playing In Bands
  • Mentors
  • Climbing The Live Sound Ladder
  • Working With Others
  • Making A Living
  • Business Outlook
  • Challenges
  • Striving For Perfection
  • Working With Musicians
  • Coaching
  • Sharing Knowledge
  • Masterclaes 
  • The Critics
  • Ambition vs. Work/Life
  • Post COVID Work

Matt’s Rant: Exploration

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Peter Claes
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Additional Music: The License Lab