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 artists Phil Morrison, Ekendra Das, Bob Weitz, Howard Paul, Bill Smith, Billy Hoffman, Mitch Hennes, Kevin Wallace, Eric Jones, Jody Espina, EmmoLei Sankofa, Kristopher Kohut. One of his recordings won 135th Audio Engineering Society Student Recording Competition Silver Award.
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.
Born and raised in an artistic family, Xiao Hou’s father is a well-known Chinese calligraphy artist who has over 100 calligraphy books and dictionaries published. 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.