Los Angeles, CA (June 16, 2006)–Future Disc Systems, the mastering facility started in 1981 by Steve Hall, has closed down its Los Angeles operation. Hall will be relocating Future Disc to the Pacific Northwest.
During their quarter of a century in business Future Disc grew to a 6,000 ft facility with multiple mastering studios offering 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. While Hall and his wife Laura will be relocating Future Disc to the Pacific Northwest, the other engineers will move on to work on a variety of things. Hall says he wishes them all well and will miss their expertise and skill.
Although there will be a period of downtime, Hall will resume mastering when the relocation is complete. Customers should continue to check the website for updates at www.futurediscsystems.com.
“We are really very excited to relocate to the beautiful northern Pacific coast,” said Hall of the move. “We will accommodate all of our customers that have projects in the pipe line 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,” Hall says of the move.”
Future Disc was among the first mastering facilities to embrace surround sound technology as well as DVD authoring. The move is bittersweet for Hall whose work in the surround field many regard as groundbreaking. “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,” he said. Hall has mastered acclaimed surround projects such as 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, and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds.
In addition to the surround projects Hall has amassed an impressive discography that 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, to name just a few.
For more information about the relocation of Future Disc and Steve Hall visit them on the web at www.futurediscsystems.com.