Hello, I’m Nicholas!

Nicholas Radina Sound Engineer and Musician


I’m a musician, freelance sound engineer, educator, and author proudly from Cincinnati, OH.

My 25+ year career has taken me on wonderful journeys with high-level acts, large-scale festivals, Fortune 500 corporate events, broadcast sporting events, and theater. As well as the occasional dip in large bodies of water.

You can find me stage left as monitor engineer for the band, O.A.R  and 98 Degrees as well as stage right smacking cowbells at Cincinnati’s Salsa on the Square  — a weekly outdoor summer latin music series I co-founded in 2008.

I love playing the 10-string Puerto Rican cuatro, nylon string guitar and timbales.

I write for the magazine Live Sound International and companion website, ProSoundWeb.com

I was recently featured in New York Magazine!

I chat about my touring career on this podcast.

A collection of radio interviews chatting about Cincinnati’s Salsa On The Square summer music series!

I make handy tools for my live sound friends, too!

I eat plants and love animals.

Learn more about me:

Reach out any time!


Nicholas Radina playing Cuatro with O.A.R.
Nicholas Radina Puerto Rican Cuatro & Presonus Quantum 2 Recording
48 hours in 60 seconds with live sound engineer Nicholas Radina!
Tour Bus Road Sounds for Sleeping 💤 🚍
My Shure wireless coordination workflow -- in 120 seconds!
Mixing musical theater! Sound design tips and techniques!

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