AES Member Profile

Richard Chinn

Richard Chinn

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Live Sound - Public Address
  • Live Sound - Church Sound
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware

Job Duties:

  • Consultant
  • Author/Journalist/Technical Writer
  • Engineer
  • Hardware Designer
  • Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • Other: Chief Retired Guy


My practice encompasses recording, live sound, sound system design & troubleshooting, technical writing, product design and evaluation. I don't do lights. I don't do video. I hate ladders.

Over 50+ years experience, with roles ranging from live sound and recording to circuit design, system design, sales and marketing.

These days, I am emphasizing remote recording for acoustical music.

AES E-Library Collections

Pro Audio Foundations

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

US patent 2033679

Education Background

Olympic College 1965-1967
US Air Force, 1967-1971

Employment History

US Air Force
Audio Graphic Systems
Bandstand Music
Morgan Sound
Kaye-Smith Studios
John Fluke Manufacturing
Audio Control Industrial
Symetrix Inc.
Mackie Designs, Inc.
Uneeda Audio Systems

Related Experience

FCC General Radiotelephone License (was known as 1st Class Radio Telephone License)
Amateur Radio License: KD7AYL

Why Am I An AES Member?

When I joined AES (1970) it was one of the few ways that information about audio beyond what was in consumer magazines could be found. There was no internet, the personal computer had yet to be invented. The Journal was an oasis in a vast desert.

I've remained a member all these years because of the social nature of the society, especially at conventions and Section meetings. Membership has also allowed me to contribute in a small way to the Society's mission of connecting the art and science of audio, something that I feel is highly necessary given the culture of pseudo-science that pervades much of our field.

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