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"Our mission is to spread love and light across the Universe with sweet sonic vibrations." -Los Angeles based international performing & recording music artist, Alex Arndt

Red couch Sessions premieres most months (depending on request volume)

now in Ultra hd 4K on Youtube

Red Couch Sessions is a relatively new YouTube Series currently in its second season. It's broadcast on Alex Arndt’s channel, most months. The series' mission is to deliver a unique interpretation of familiar songs utilizing quality sound and video while in the red couch studio.

You can now order your favorite song and have it performed by Alex Arndt on Red Couch Sessions.

Red couch sessions in the news

interview on Red couch Sessions:

Interview: Alex Arndt from The Sonic Universe on his new YouTube series "Red Couch Sessions"

Photo credit to Desi Arnaz. Alex Arndt is a creative soul constantly working to make music. With his new project, the Red Couch Sessions on YouTube, Arndt is rapidly growing his reach and giving his fans a chance to have a part in his craft. Continue reading to learn more about Alex Arndt and the...

all episodes below:

aug 30, 2019

Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? - Bryan Adams

This one goes out to Miguel and Nanda Guerrero Conde of Los Angeles area, CA. I met Miguel at Virginia Tech where we formed a band called Drive and we've been great friends ever since!

Three years ago, Miguel and Nanda were married and I was the best man at their beautiful wedding. Miguel asked to do this song for their 3rd year anniversary. Miguel loves electronic elements and harmonies, so I made sure to throw that in here.

-Alex Arndt

MAY 13, 2019


Exactly 25 years ago on May 13, 1994, the supernatural superhero film, The Crow was released.  Alex Arndt of The Sonic Universe pays tribute to the late Brandon Lee and Scott Weiland of STP by playing Eric Draven performing the song, “Big Empty.”

Feb 8, 2019

turn the page - Bob Seger

This one goes out to my dear loving parents. Without them I couldn’t have made it this far. They are my heros and I love them with all my heart.

-Alex Arndt

Dec 12, 2018

‘Cause IT’s christmas - the sonic universe

“All I wanted for Christmas was to do an original Christmas song with my band, The Sonic Universe on Red Couch Sessions.  Guess what?! My wish came true.  Please sit down and enjoy our Christmas song in 4K and let us know what you think.  Please comment on youtube.”

-Alex Arndt

Friday oct 12, 2018

Everybody hurts - r.e.m.

This one goes out to Afu Amir in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  I met Afu at Virginia Tech and after graduating, we both set out for our California adventures.  Afu always connected with my original music vibes.  Thank you, Afu, for helping me to believe in myself as a music artist when I was developing and needed the encouragement.

-Alex Arndt

Friday sept 7, 2018

Let Love rule - Lenny Kravitz

This one goes out to Lloyd Frazier in San Diego, CA USA.  Lloyd introduced me to two crutial life practices; chanting and hot yoga.  I am eternally grateful, Lloyd for you sharing your undying spirit of never giving up and always Letting Love Rule.

  -Alex Arndt

Friday aug 3, 2018

god put a smile upon your face - coldplay

"This one goes out to Blue Lou of San Diego, California, USA.  I met Blue Lou while performing in San Diego’s music scene.  We used to play together at clubs like Blind Melons, which is now called 710 Beach Club.

Blue Lou could play the harmonica like Jimi Hendrix played the guitar.  People would lose their minds.  Blue Lou used to say that I would shine my brightest when I put my own twists on covers.  That’s why I put some original flavor into this song. 

  -Alex Arndt

See full lyrics with Alex's additons here.

Friday JUL 6, 2018

Wicked game - chris isaak

"This one goes out to Ger and Dee Conway in Limerick, Ireland. I met these darling sisters while on my Ireland tour last month. Check out their fabulous coffee shop, Cafe Cotto in Limerick!"

  -Alex Arndt

Friday Jun 1, 2018

Wish You were here - Pink Floyd

"This one goes out to Bonnie Jean and Tyla in San Diego, CA USA. I met Bonnie in college and we bonded over our love for Pink Floyd. I know we are both in California, but there are still many miles between and when times are tough, I "Wish You Were Here,” Bonnie!"

  -Alex Arndt

Friday May 4, 2018

Nothing Compares 2 u - prince (Sinéad O'Connor)

"Thank you so much, Kay Glynn in Orange County, CA for your contribution to The Sonic Universe and requesting this heartbreaking song.  Kay Glynn cowrote with Alex Arndt, The Sonic Universe's freshman release of "Sonic Paradigm" album among other songs and EP's including "Animal Compassion EP", "Plastic Soup", "Strength Through Peace" and many more. 

Sinéad O'Connor does an amazing job on her 1990 release of this Prince classic, Nothing Compares 2 U.  Also, check out Chris Cornell's live version!

  -Alex Arndt

Kay did not request me to give a shout out and post about her business or cause, but we will gladly do that for you with your song request.  Just fill out the form at check out. :)

april 6, 2018

Never Be the Same - Camila Cabello

"Thank you so much, Julia Schneider in Toronto, Canada for your contribution to The Sonic Universe and this great song request! I love how current this song is. It will certainly help this episode become more visible. And it is a very nice song to perform acoustically. I'm looking forward to sharing with everyone more about your thriving startup business as soon as you give me more details!" -Alex Arndt

Julia has asked me to let you know about her new startup business soon.  I do not have the details yet.

March 8, 2018

Street Spirit (fade out) - radiohead

"Thank you so much, Izabela Nistal in the Netherlands for your contribution to The Sonic Universe! I love Radiohead! This was a real pleasure learning. I hope to return to Amsterdam for more shows soon."
-Alex Arndt

Izabela did not request me to give a shout out and post about her business or cause, but we will gladly do that for you with your song request.  Just fill out the form at check out. :)

march Edition comes out soon - slight delay

Friday Feb 2, 2018

love Beyond the room - the sonic universe

"Thank you so much, Rheana in Wisconsin, USA. I really appreciate how you always just want to hear my original tunes. Much love to you and may peace be with you always." -Alex Arndt

Rheana did not request me to give a shout out and post about her business or cause, but we will gladly do that for you with your song request.  Just fill out the form at check out. :)

Friday Jan 5, 2018

Redemption Song - Bob marley

"ありがと Thank you so much, Megumi Omata in Japan for your contribution to The Sonic Universe! I do remember that show where I played you all this song! And we had so much fun that night. Arigato ありがと!!! I hope to come back soon." -Alex Arndt

Megumi did not request me to give a shout out and post about her business or cause, but we will gladly do that for you with your song request.  Just fill out the form at check out. :)

Monday dec 18, 2017

(This was a special mid-month holiday request.)

 (Given the availability, we can sometimes slip more episodes in mid month like this one.)

have yourself a merry Little Christmas

"Thank you Kathy in Los Angeles, CA. Really appreciate your support. Wonderful hearing from you and an outstanding song choice. Glad I was able to work this in for the holidays!" -Alex Arndt

Kathy did not request me to give a shout out and post about her business or cause, but we will gladly do that for you with your song request.  Just fill out the form at check out. :)

FRIDAY DEC 1, 2017

fix you - coldplay

"Thank you, John Goff in Houston, TX. I couldn't do this without you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your friendship and support means the world to me." -Alex Arndt

We took a little hiatus from all of the static, and came back refreshed and recharged!  ready for an amazing 2018.

FRIDAY APRIL 7, 2017  

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan

"This request goes out to Suzi in Alabama. She just wanted to give her blessing to everyone and wishes you peace and joy in 2017. I can't thank you enough Suzi for your contribution and support. I really loved your song selection; it was a true pleasure learning this song. It really encompasses what The Sonic Universe is about." -Alex Arndt

Suzi did not request me to give a shout out and post about her business or cause, but we will gladly do that for you with your song request.  Just fill out the form at check out. :)

All of Me - John Legend


Red Couch Sessions - Requests Only

How it works.  Simply click on the "Submit your RCS Song Request Form" button below to fill out the form and request any song you would like to hear Alex Arndt perform on Red Couch Sessions.  Requests are first come, first serve and "Red Couch Sessions - Requests Only" is broadcast once a month in ultra HD 4K quality on YouTube in the Red Couch Sessions playlist.  Within 48 hours of receiving your order, you will be sent the date of broadcast for your song request.

In addition, if you specify, Alex will give you a shout out during the program and even list you in the description.  If you have a tagline for your business, please also submit this and we will include it.

Notice:  We reserve the right to refund your order within 48 hours of receipt if Alex is not comfortable with your song choice for any reason.  However, it should also be noted that Alex has not yet turned down a request to date.

Alex's process:  

1.) Each song is given loving care.  Alex will spend hours listening to the song on repeat to really understand and get the feeling for the song.  

2.) Alex will craft his own arrangement for an acoustic performance which may include guitar, piano, electronic production and vocals.

3.) Your song will be rehearsed extensively in the new original arrangement.

4.) High quality audio recording is created with a Rode NT1 Condenser microphone and Avedis Preamp and is mixed and mastered for YouTube release.

5.) Multicamera ultra HD 4K quality video shoot in the Red Couch Studio is captured.

6.) Ultra HD 4K quality video is edited with camera angle switching giving your song's presentation a cinematic feel.

7.) Ultra HD 4K quality video is broadcast on in the Red Couch Sessions playlist in your specified month. Video will remain on youtube forever.

Submit your RCS Song Request Form!