Ted Hall, award-winning mixer at POP Sound (Santa Monica, Calif.; www.popsound.com) passed away on July 26, 2008. A pioneer in mixing and mastering for DVD and Blu-ray, Hall joined POP in 1992 and was responsible for mixing some of the initial film releases on DVD and continued to advance the state of the art of the DVD until his passing. Some of the titles he worked on include the Indiana Jones trilogy, Yellow Submarine, The Godfather trilogy, The Last Waltz, The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Fever and U2: Rattle and Hum.
His multichannel 5.1 music mixing for DVD included U2: Live in Chicago, The Police, Madonna: Girly Show, Linkin Park: Reanimation, Santana: A Supernatural Evening, Eric Clapton: Unplugged, The Who: The Kids Are Alright, Cream and Tom Petty: Live at the Fillmore; he received a Grammy Award for 5.1 music mixing on Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill.
When not at his day-job, Hall toured as a guitarist with fusion band The Fents.
“Ted’s legacy will live on within the heart and bones of POP,” said Moksha Bruno, POP Sound executive director. “He was our mentor and our friend, and is dearly missed by all of us.”
Hall is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tina, and their son, Chester. In lieu of flowers, donations be made in Hall’s name to VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, www.vh1savethemusic.com, or VH1 Save the Music Foundation, 1633 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10019, attn: Ariel Usatin/in Memory of Ted Hall.