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Experience

Veteran

Specializes in:

Film audio

Other skills

Production, Engineer, Mixer

Highlighted references

• Jordyn Stoddard – Southern Tide
• Gavin Degraw – Sweeter
• Etta James – Loves Been Rough On Me

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About David Hall

Re-recording mixer | David Hall | USA | Tennessee

David Hall – A Biography
Veteran Nashville engineer David Hall is a treasured member of the audio community in the country music capital of the world. His multi-genre discography is a vivid illustration of why Nashville is known as Music City and also why Hall brings his musically diverse experiences with him to every session he works.
In the late 1980’s Hall began his career in Nashville’s contemporary Christian genre learning the unique intricacies that exist serving that clientele. This led to a steady gig at one of Nashville’s most respected studios, Quad Recording. Like most successful engineers Hall eventually became a sought-after freelance engineer and spent years working in most of Nashville’s prime studios. “The education I had was invaluable. Every day I learned new gear, new consoles, new techniques not to mention the distinctly different personalities of producers and artists,” he said. Eventually, his big break came when he worked with Quincy Jones and Mervyn Warren on “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.”
Soon he was getting solid bookings with the cream of the crop pop/rock engineers including Csaba Petocz, Joe Chiccarelli, and Mick Guzauski. This education brought an increased depth to his music-making abilities. He soaked up the years of experiences, learning as much as he could from their expertise. “I can honestly say that these men molded who I am as an engineer today. There is no class, no college, no course that can teach what I learned in their employ,” he shares. “I consistently and confidently use the things they taught me every time I’m in the studio.”
As Nashville’s music scene grew and continued to diversify so did Hall’s career. He maintained his freelance status but worked primarily at Nashville’s premier studio, Blackbird. “I had a great relationship with the management. It was a trust thing,” he recalls about the arrangement he had where he was able to take recording projects from budget to completion. “It was incredible. I got to make lots of great music in an incredible studio. The clients, who wanted the best when they booked Blackbird also got top-notch engineering.”
Hall recognized immediately how essential budget concerns were to his clients, so again, he diversified. David works at several different studios in and around Nashville. With relationships at a variety of studios around town, he can offer clients various price points.
Throughout his career, Hall has worked on multiple gold and platinum projects and received three Grammy Awards. Perhaps the best thing he has earned is the respect of his audio peers.

Credits

Year Project name Client Role
2014 Gavin Degraw – Finest Hour RCA Engineer
2013 Gavin Degraw – Make a Move RCA Engineer
2012 Waylon – The Music Inside vol.2 Scatter Engineer, Mixing
2011 Gavin Degraw – Sweeter RCA Engineer
2010 Matthew West – The Story of Your Life Sony/Sparrow Engineer
2003 Caedmons Call – Back Home Essential Records Engineer, Mixing
2015 Jordyn Stoddard – Southern Tide Independent Producer, Mixing

Awards

Year Award Awarded for
2000 Grammy Best Rock Gospel Album – 2000 Petra – Double Take
2006 Latin Grammy Best Male Pop Vocal Album – Ricardo Arjona – Adentro
2006 Latin Grammy Best Pop Latin Pop Album – Ricardo Arjona – Adentro
2006 Grammy Nomination Best Bluegrass Album – Jim VanCleve – No Apologies
2004 Grammy Nomination Best Arrangement – Phil Kelly – Convergence Zone

Education

Year School Course
1992 Belmont University Major: Music Business / Minor: Music

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