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Xiao Hou

Xiao Hou

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Mastering Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound

Job Duties:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Mixer
  • Production Sound Mixer/Sound Recordist
  • Re-Recording Mixer
  • Sound Designer
  • Student


Xiao Hou is a Los Angeles based recording, mixing engineer and sound designer, the Grammy Awards voting member. Specializing in studio recording, field recording, 5.1 surround sound mixing and sound design. He has worked with Academy Award Winning Supervising Sound Editor for The Revenant and Birdman - Martin Hernandez, Paris Hilton, Los Angeles Clippers, Phil Morrison, EmmoLei Sankofa, Ekendra Das, Bob Weitz, Howard Paul, Eric Jones, Jody Espina, Kristopher Kohut. His works have won or selected by California International Shorts Fest, Hollyshorts Film Fest, Cincinnati Film Fest. Orlando Film Fest, Macon Film Festival, Madrid International Film Festival.

He was also the recording engineer for 6th Beijing Nine Gates Jazz Festival, the sound consultant for Beijing Poly Theater, and the past president of Professional Sound and Lighting association at Southwest University of Science and Technology.

Inspired by the oriental culture and obsessed with western culture, he came to America to start his journey in sound. His interest in audio sprouted from becoming an audiophile in his early age. Xiao is a graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design with a Master's Degree in Sound Design.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

2015 - Emerging Filmmaker Competition Winner

2014 - Joseph J. Harper Memorial Scholarship

2013 - 135th AES Student Recording Competition - Silver Award

2013 - SCAD Honor Grad Scholarship

2012 - SCAD Honor Grad Scholarship

2008 - Red Cross Society of China - Best Volunteer

Education Background

B.A.- English (Southwest College of Science and Technology)
M.F.A - Sound Design (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Employment History

2014 - Equipment Checkout Staff at SCAD
2014 - Studio Assistant - SCAD Radio
2014 - Audio Engineer - Christ Church Anglican

Related Experience

Studio / Field Recording
Stereo / Surround Sound Mixing Sound Design
Production Sound
Live Sound

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