Steve Hall

Real Name:
Steve Hall
Profile:
Chief Mastering Engineer & owner of Future Disc.

Combined musical training with studies in theater and electronics to become an audio engineer. He got his start in the business at Glendale's legendary Whitney Studios, where, as a young second engineer. He worked on sessions for the likes of Barry White, Rod Stewart and Phil Spector. After MCA Records bought the studios he was soon drawn to mastering where his talent was quickly recognized. Among Steve’s earliest mastering projects were Nick Gilder’s "Hot Child In The City", Blondie’s "Heart of Glass", Pat Benatar’s "In the Heat of the Night" and The Knack (3)"My Sharona."

In 1981 Steve and a partner struck out on their own, envisioning a top-of-the-line mastering facility focused on the cutting edge. That dream was realized with Future Disc, which grew rapidly from a one room suite to a multi-room complex encompassing 6000 square feet. Steve has always believed in the advancement of technology in the industry being one of the first to embrace CD mastering in 1982. At Future Disc, Steve has amassed a huge discography of hit records including Madonna’s "True Blue", Bobby Brown’s "Don't Be Cruel", the soundtrack for City of Angels, Green Day’s "Nimrod", Jane’s Addiction’s "Nothing’s Shocking", and Toy Matinee’s "Toy Matinee", and Alice In Chain’s “Dirt” to name just a few.

As a sonic pioneer, Future Disc was one of the first mastering facilities to embrace surround sound technology and one of the first to set up for DVD authoring. Well-respected for his work in the surround field, Hall has mastered some of the most prestigious surround projects, including The Band’s "The Last Waltz", Earth Wind & Fire’s "Gratitude", the Grateful Dead’s "American Beauty"/"Workingman’s Dead", Jackson Browne's "Runnin’ On Empty", Foreigner IV, and The Beach Boys’ "Pet Sounds", Earth Wind & Fire And Chicago Live At The Greek,

Recent mastering projects Steve has completed include American Idol 2008, jazz greats Chick Corea, The Rippingtons, Rick Braun & Richard Elliot “RnR”; Blind Melon, The Traveling Wiburys “Volumes 1 & 3”; and CD and surround mixes for Don Grusin’s superstar session The Hang, the Blasters’ Going Home, Last of The Breed “Live In Concert”, and the Surround Music Award-winning tribute to George Harrison, “The Concert for George”.
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Instruments & Performance

NSMCD230 Steve Hall - The Celtic Voyage album art The Kells The Kells - The Celtic Voyage(CD, Album) Global Journey NSMCD230 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Steve Hall - Songs From The Top Shelf album art Pete Gage (2) Live To Fight Another Day Pete Gage (2) - Songs From The Top Shelf(19xFile, AAC, Album) Not On Label none 2019
none Steve Hall - Destination Unknown album art Pete Gage (2) Live To Fight Another Day Pete Gage (2) - Destination Unknown(7xFile, AAC, Album) Not On Label none 2020
none Steve Hall - Live To Fight Another Day album art Pete Gage (2) Pete Gage (2) - Live To Fight Another Day(File, AAC, Single) Not On Label none 2020

Writing & Arrangement

12EM 189, 7450136 Steve Hall - How Much Is Enough album art The Fixx The Fixx - How Much Is Enough(12", Single) EMI, EMI 12EM 189, 7450136 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-10205 Steve Hall - Ink. album art The Fixx How Much Is Enough (as Hall) The Fixx - Ink. (Album) Impact Records (3) MCAD-10205 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-9118 Steve Hall - MCA Records Canada CD Compilation #6 - March 1991 album art Various How Much Is Enough? (Jeff Lorber Version) (as Hall) Various - MCA Records Canada CD Compilation #6 - March 1991(CD, Comp, Promo) MCA Records Canada MCAD-9118 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-9106 Steve Hall - MCA Records Canada CD Compilation #3 - February 1991 album art Various How Much Is Enough (as Hall) Various - MCA Records Canada CD Compilation #3 - February 1991(CD, Comp, Promo) MCA Records Canada MCAD-9106 Canada 1991 Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

MCA-5230 Steve Hall - Up album art Marty McCall & Fireworks* Marty McCall & Fireworks* - Up(LP, Album, Pin) MCA Songbird MCA-5230 US 1981 Sell This Version

Production

MCDO8000MD Steve Hall - Got To Be There / Ben album art Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Got To Be There / Ben(CD, Comp) Motown MCDO8000MD US 1986 Sell This Version
TCD08004TD Steve Hall - Going To A Go-Go / The Tears Of A Clown album art Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Going To A Go-Go / The Tears Of A Clown(CD, Album, Comp) Tamla TCD08004TD US 1986 Sell This Version
ZD72470 Steve Hall - Diana / The Boss album art Diana Ross Diana Ross - Diana / The Boss (Comp) Motown, Motown ZD72470 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
ZD72459, MCD08005MD Steve Hall - Where Did Our Love Go / I Hear A Symphony album art Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go / I Hear A Symphony (Comp) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown ZD72459, MCD08005MD Europe 1986 Sell This Version

Technical

PUR 100J Steve Hall - Smoke On The Water album art Deep Purple Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water (Single) Purple Records PUR 100J South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
T-458 Steve Hall - White Gold album art The Love Unlimited Orchestra* The Love Unlimited Orchestra* - White Gold (Album) 20th Century Records T-458 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
SD 18151 Steve Hall - You album art Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin - You (Album) Atlantic SD 18151 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
6370 222 Steve Hall - Just Another Way To Say I Love You album art Barry White Barry White - Just Another Way To Say I Love You (Album) 20th Century Records 6370 222 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
R-7168 Steve Hall - New Hope album art New Hope New Hope - New Hope(LP, Album) Tempo (4) R-7168 US 1976 Sell This Version
R-7136 Steve Hall - Born Again album art Renaissance (18) Renaissance (18) - Born Again (Album) Tempo Of Kansas City R-7136 US 1976 Sell This Version
R-7160 Steve Hall - Life Dynamics album art Life Dynamics Life Dynamics - Life Dynamics(LP) Tempo (4) R-7160 US 1976 Sell This Version
R-7151 Steve Hall - Dan Whittemore & Christian Friends album art Dan Whittemore Dan Whittemore - Dan Whittemore & Christian Friends(LP, Album) Tempo (4) R-7151 US 1976 Sell This Version
R-7152 Steve Hall - Love One Another album art The Certain Sounds The Certain Sounds - Love One Another(LP, Album) Tempo (4) R-7152 USA & Canada 1976 Sell This Version
R-7144 Steve Hall - Mandy's Song album art Steve & Maria Steve & Maria - Mandy's Song(LP, Album) Tempo (4) R-7144 US 1976 Sell This Version
H-3340 Steve Hall - Life In Jesus' Name  album art Big John Hall Big John Hall - Life In Jesus' Name (LP, Album) John Hall Records H-3340 US 1976 Sell This Version
R-7095 Steve Hall - A Time For Love album art Danny Taylor (5) Danny Taylor (5) - A Time For Love(LP, Album) Tempo Of Kansas City R-7095 USA & Canada 1976 Sell This Version