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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MCD08005MD, MCDO8005MD 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 (CD, Comp) Motown, Motown MCD08005MD, MCDO8005MD US 1986 Sell This Version
MCD08000MD Steve Hall - Got To Be There / Ben album art Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Got To Be There / Ben(CD, Comp) Motown MCD08000MD 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
Steve Hall - Diana / The Boss album art Diana Ross Diana Ross - Diana / The Boss (Comp) Motown Europe 1986 Sell This Version

Technical

Steve Hall - Smoke On The Water album art Deep Purple Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water (Single) Purple Records South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - White Gold album art The Love Unlimited Orchestra* The Love Unlimited Orchestra* - White Gold (Album) 20th Century Records Austria 1974 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - You album art Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin - You (Album) Atlantic Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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 US 1975 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-7095 Steve Hall - A Time For Love album art Danny Taylor (7) Danny Taylor (7) - A Time For Love(LP, Album) Tempo Of Kansas City R-7095 USA & Canada 1976 Sell This Version
R-7124 Nancy* Nancy* - In The Garden(LP) Tempo (4) R-7124 US 1976 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - Sings David Ingles album art Renaissance (18) Renaissance (18) - Sings David Ingles Tempo (4) US 1977 Sell This Version
R-7182 Steve Hall - Pamela album art Pamela (17) Pamela (17) - Pamela(LP, Album) Tempo (4) R-7182 USA & Canada 1977 Sell This Version
R-7176 Steve Hall - Comfort, Strength & Happiness album art The Couriers (3) The Couriers (3) - Comfort, Strength & Happiness(LP, Album) Tempo Of Kansas City R-7176 US 1977 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - Mixed Emotions album art Exile (7) Exile (7) - Mixed Emotions (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Curb Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - No Compromise album art Keith Green (2) Keith Green (2) - No Compromise (Album) Sparrow Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - Earth album art Jefferson Starship Jefferson Starship - Earth (Album) Grunt (3) Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - City Nights album art Nick Gilder Nick Gilder - City Nights (Album) Chrysalis UK 1978 Sell This Version
CSR-1001 Steve Hall - In My Pocket album art Victor Feldman Victor Feldman - In My Pocket(LP, Album, Ltd) Cohearent Sound CSR-1001 US 1978 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - Parallel Lines album art Blondie Blondie - Parallel Lines (Album) Chrysalis UK 1978 Sell This Version
BH 102 Steve Hall - Hymns For Classical Guitar album art Rick Foster Rick Foster - Hymns For Classical Guitar(LP, Album) Bread N' Honey BH 102 US 1978 Sell This Version
R-7172 Steve Hall - Harpist album art David Snell (2) David Snell (2) - Harpist(LP, Album) Tempo (4) R-7172 US 1978 Sell This Version
R-7180 Steve Hall - Safely Through The Night album art Paul Sandberg Paul Sandberg - Safely Through The Night(LP, Album) Tempo (4) R-7180 US 1978 Sell This Version
Steve Hall - Hold On Tight album art Sweet Comfort Band* Sweet Comfort Band* - Hold On Tight (Album) Light Records US 1979 Sell This Version