I began my music career in Nashville in 1988 as an assistant engineer to Doug Sarrett for the Christian-Gospel music community. Soon after, I became a staff engineer at Quad Studios in Nashville. I then moved into a freelance assistant engineer position, working primarily in Nashville’s major studios. My freelance position allowed me to become familiar with various managers, artists, and musicians. More importantly, it fostered my knowledge and proficiency of working in different control rooms, with different genres of music. It also enhanced my ability to develop relationships with all types of personalities and professionals in the industry.
My first big break came when I 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, I engineered with Paul Ebersold for The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies’ self-titled debut album. It was after these projects that I was given the unique opportunity to assist under Csaba Petocz, Joe Chiccarelli, and Mick Gauzaki, who are all amazing and influential Pop/Rock engineers.
My diverse project credits include Frank Sinatra, Petra, Etta James, Kenny Chesney, and NewFound Road, to name a few. Showcasing my versatility of genres, additional artists I have worked with are Fall Out Boy, Vince Gill, Jewel, and Carrie Underwood. Whether collaborating for a studio album, live recording or an Internet concert, I strive 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. I have worked on numerous gold and multi-platinum selling projects. My experience of working with multiple genres has helped me to develop an innovative and versatile recording style, appealing to a wide range of artists and musicians.
What My Clients Say
David Hall is an asset to any recording scenario that he finds himself in. He has an innate instinct to find the right rhythm for each individual session. David is a keen multi-tasker who has complete command of the gear, and his confidence in his craft is inspiring to those who work with him. He is extremely professional, personable and has a great set of ears. David is always my FIRST recommendation for engineering in any situation. Nashville is lucky to have him!
My band, NewFound Road has worked with David in the studio and on the road, he’s absolutely one of the best engineers out there. He’s worked with the biggest names in the music business and has worked in all genres. We’re an acoustic band, and David helped us get the best tones possible for our record! He’s also our front of house engineer on the road, and he gets the best tones out there in some pretty tough environments and kills it!
David Hall is not only a wonderful engineer with a brilliant sense of musicality, he’s also an absolute blast to work with in the studio!
David Hall’s ears and personality combine to make him one of Nashville’s best recording engineers.
David has been a creative partner with me in the studio on many projects. He has been the primary tracking and mix engineer on all of the Seeds Family Worship projects that I have produced. I constantly am told how incredible the records sound. I credit it to David’s ability to capture not only great sounds from the musicians, but also the intangible spirit that allows the music to truly speak.
David's first class ears are only exceeded by his extreme professionalism and collaborative spirit. He’s always willing to go beyond the call to guarantee success for every project we have worked on together. He’s unflustered by big names, and he delivers every time. I have hired David for countless shows both in Nashville and on the road. I’d recommend him in a heartbeat.
David is one of Nashville’s best! Great sounds… fast and efficient… and an absolute delight to be around.
I’ve known David now for about 20 years and have watched him progress from an assistant engineer to a world class recording and mixing engineer. His desire to please clients and provide products second to none makes him a great choice for anyone’s next project.
David Hall is a confluence of integrity, musicality, servanthood and artistry. David understands the balance of economy, time constraints, working quickly and getting things right. He is polite, unassuming and passionate about his work. His results tell a story of great sounds, meticulous recording and intelligent conceptual mixes. I have never been disappointed when I have had the opportunity to work with this man. Who wouldn’t be comfortable with someone so driven with attention to detail and in complete control of his medium? The summary here is easy and simply put... he cares!