We do many one off shows with my current artist Pitbull, and at times I deal with 2 to 3 different sound companies a week.

Career highlights

I have been in the live sound industry since 2001, 16 years. I've worked as a System engineer as well as a FOH and Monitor Engineer for several companies including Logic Systems, Beachsound, and Solotech.

I went freelance in 2013 and have toured with Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds, Guster, & Justin Timberlake as a Monitor System Engineer. I have been the Monitor Engineer for Pitbull since January 2015 and am also currently doing Monitors for Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry part time. I was also Monitor Engineer for the main stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami for 7 years.

Monitor Engineer Pitbull January 2015 -Present
Monitor System Engineer Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience
Freelance Monitor Engineer Kelly Clarkson
Freelance Monitor Engineer Daughtry
Monitor Engineer Ultrafest Miami Main Stage 2007-2013
Monitor System Engineer Barenaked Ladies / Ben Folds Last Summer on EarthTour
Monitor System Engineer Bad Company 08/08/08 DVD shoot
FOH Engineer Bellator Fighting Championshipseasons 1-3


Favorite DPA Microphones

  • We have a fairly large percussion setup for Pitbull and i've always fought it a bit since the percussionist likes a very open mix with no gates. When we implemented the 4099 the mix cleaned up noticeably right away. I was also able to flatten out my eq's and just make minimal changes instead of the drastic cuts and boosts i had made previously. The sound and presence I was able to get out of the congas was very natural and cut right through the mix as well as the bongos and djembe.


Contact information

Company: Matt Holden Freelance Audio Engineer
Email: matt.holden23@gmail.com
Country: United States

Profile information

Speaks. English
Segment: Recording / Studio

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