Future Disc Systems, the mastering facility started in 1981 by Steve Hall, is relocating after 25 years at its Hollywood location, where the company grew into a 6,000-square-foot facility with multiple mastering studios offering the services of several top-notch mastering engineers in addition to Hall.
Future Disc’s other mastering engineers included Kris Solem and Gabriel Wallach and DVD engineer David Conrad. Hall and his wife Laura will relocate Future Disc to the Pacific Northwest. The other engineers will move on to work on a variety of projects. Hall says he wishes them all well and will miss their expertise and skill.
Although there will be a period of down time, Hall will resume mastering when the relocation is complete. Customers should continue to check Future Disc’s Website for updates.
“We are really very excited to relocate to the beautiful northern Pacific coast,” Hall says. “We will accommodate all of our customers that have projects in the pipeline during this transition, and once we are back up and running, we will still specialize in high-quality vinyl mastering as well as CD and surround mastering.”
Future Disc was among the first mastering facilities to embrace surround sound technology as well as DVD authoring. The move is bittersweet for Hall. “There has been a lot of history made here and we look forward to being a part of many more great records, just in a different location,” Hall says.
Hall has mastered surround projects that include The Band’s The Last Waltz, Earth Wind & Fire’s Gratitude, the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty and Workingman’s Dead, Jackson Browne's Runnin’ On Empty, Foreigner’s 4 and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds.
In addition, Hall’s discography includes Madonna’s True Blue, the soundtrack for Pulp Fiction, the soundtrack for City of Angels, Green Day’s Nimrod, Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking and Toy Matinee’s Toy Matinee.
For more information, visit www.futurediscsystems.com.