AES Member Profile

Robert Holden

Robert Holden

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Recording Industry - Home/Project Studio
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Live Sound - Public Address
  • Live Sound - Church Sound
  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Financial Manager/Buyer
  • Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Contractor/Installer
  • Systems Designer


I joined AES in 1969 while working at SeaWest studios in Seattle. In 1972 my partners and I opened Holden, Hamilton and Roberts studios, also in Seattle. In 1982 I took the position of Director of Audio Services at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. where I oversaw all recording and sound reinforcement services. I've also taught "Recording Techniques and Technologies" for the Music Department and "Audio Production" for Communications and Theater. In 2004 the university merged Audio, Television and Media Services into one larger organization called Multimedia Services. I currently serve the university as Associate Director of Multimedia. My duties remain focused primarily on all things audio and I also design and build classroom AV systems and systems for event spaces.

I also own RH Holden Company which designs and builds sound and video systems for churches, schools, recording and broadcast facilities.

I also continue working in the recording industry engineering and producing albums for various artists.

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