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David Hall

David began his music career in Nashville in 1988 as an assistant engineer to Doug Sarrett for the Christian-Gospel music community. Soon after, he became a staff engineer at Quad Studios in Nashville. He then moved into a freelance assistant engineer position, working primarily in Nashville’s major studios. His freelance position allowed him to become familiar with various managers, artists, and musicians. More importantly, it fostered his knowledge and proficiency of working in different control rooms, with different genres of music. It also enhanced his ability to develop relationships with all types of personalities and professionals in the industry.

David's first big break came when he was asked to work with Quincy Jones and Mervyn Warren on “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration” as an assistant engineer. A short time later, he engineered with Paul Ebersold for The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies’ self-titled debut album. It was after these projects that he was given the unique opportunity to assist under Csaba Petocz, Joe Chiccarelli, and Mick Gauzaki, who are all amazing and influential Pop/Rock engineers.

David's diverse project credits include Frank Sinatra, Petra, Etta James, Kenny Chesney, and NewFound Road, to name a few. Showcasing his versatility of genres, additional artists he has worked with are Fall Out Boy, Vince Gill, Jewel, and Carrie Underwood. Whether collaborating for a studio album, live recording or an Internet concert, David strives to create environment that is full of energy. Providing a sense of comfort is a priority, in order to put artists and players at ease during the recording process.

Award credits include a GRAMMY® Award for Petra for Best Rock Gospel Album in 2000, a Latin GRAMMY® Award for Ricardo Arjona for Best Male Pop Vocal in 2006, as well as several nominations. David has worked on numerous gold and multi-platinum selling projects. His experience of working with multiple genres has helped him develop an innovative and versatile recording style, appealing to a wide range of artists and musicians.
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