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Sound might work in gnome without additional setup, but in a bare bones enviroment some additional steps might be needed:
pacman -S alsa-utils
probably it will be muted so:
amixer sset Master unmute
and change it
cmus will try and use pulse if you let it
switch it in the ~/.cmus/rc