‘Other specific compliment: thank you for hiring Andy Smith as your sound engineer. I had not worked with him before, and it was an immense pleasure to do so. He is the most professional and competent engineer I’ve ever worked with, and having someone of his caliber for the event makes for a seamless and pleasant experience for both the dancers and performers. I encourage you to employ his services in the future whenever possible’.

- the Chahalis Contra Dance weekend at Camp Luther Mission. 2016
— From Brian Lindsey, of the band 'Counter Current'
“For the past several years, Turning Point Ensemble has engaged Andy Smith and Vancouver Live Sound to record our chamber  orchestra’s public concerts in established theatres and educational outreach efforts, sometimes in less than ideal venues.  We require first rate documentation of our efforts for our portfolio and that of the composers with whom we work.  Despite sometimes less than ideal conditions, Andy produces recordings that are at the highest quality level.  We really appreciate his supportive presence.   His equipment is exceptional, but it only matches his ear – and the ease with which it is to communicate with him.”
- Jeremy Berkman, Trombonist and Co-Artistic DirectorTurning Point Ensemble

 

“Andy recorded a composition of mine live in concert at the Vancouver Playhouse, the Turning Point Ensemble premiere of a work they commissioned for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. This is a difficult venue and was a really important event. Andy produced a wonderful live recording and delivered the CD product on time and with excellent presentation.”
- John Oliver, composer & musician.
Andy made magic out of a tough room – The WISE Hall – great live engineer and thoroughly enjoyable person.
— Roger Young, Guitarist
“…..found Andy Smith’s Vancouver Live Sound to be a good resource for musicians looking for a quality end result at a reasonable price in our area. He is very competent and always delivers the desired results for his clients through his production work in a comfortable downtown studio. Any clients we have serviced who have worked with Andy speak highly of him for good reason.”
- Bryon Low  Annex Pro Audio Representative

 

“Andy Smith is a first class recording and live sound engineer. I have witnessed him work at the 2011 TD Vancouver Jazz Festival and am very impressed with his knowledge and fast/very able work. He also possesses a great feel for music itself. This last point underscores the fact that to be the top in Andy’s field, you need to know more than a full lexicon of technical expertise – if you have knowledge of and value the hallmarks of expressive music making, then you will always do outstanding work. Finally, Andy is a prince of a fellow. In the half dozen times I have met him, I couldn’t help but notice he is one of the kindest and helpful human beings I have met. Anyone reading this should hire Andy. What are you waiting for?”
- Paul Plimley,  Composer, Musician & Educator
Andy is a highly professional musician and sound technician. I am impressed by his wonderful way of balancing his great work ethic with a friendly atmosphere. It’s always a pleasure to work and play with him.
— Kate Hammett Vaughan, Jazz Vocalist & Educator
“Andy is a true student of his craft – always extending his knowledge, always looking for the best way to bring his already considerable skills to the table. More importantly, he is extraordinarily easy to work with, and knows how to get the job done without getting in the way of a great performance. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.”
- Tim Gerwing, composer & musician