Hal Winer, Producer / Engineer
Hal is a Grammy nominated engineer. In addition to his impressive 20 year career as an engineer, producer and studio owner, Hal Winer has tremendous credibility for staying true to his vision and persevering at times when many swore it couldn’t be done. In 2003, when practically every major recording studio from coast to coast was literally collapsing in the wake of relentless technological advances and increasing overhead, Hal Winer decided it was the perfect time to build one of the finest recording facilities in the world, and he did! This is not to say it wasn’t risky. It definitely required overcoming challenges that sometimes defied common sense, however, that is what Hal does, and exactly why he is now positioned at the helm of BiCoastal Music. Hal has earned the respect of musicians, colleagues and nay-sayers galore for his tangible accomplishments, not empty posturing or misguided notions – the truest measure of a person’s integrity, trustworthiness and expertise. Hal has highly developed instincts and extensive real-world experience as an engineer, producer and facility owner.
From an early age, Hal was deeply involved in music. Classical piano lessons began at age 5 and he’s been playing keys, guitar and drums ever since. Most engineers can only shrug at the prospect of reading a chart or helping to work out a challenging musical passage. Hal is not only able to do these things, he is an accomplished musician, writer and producer. With a keen sense for melody, harmony and rhythm, he lends an acute musical sensibility to his engineering skills and as a producer, he brings a well rounded expertise to every project.
Hal has built an impressive resume and established a significant body of work on his own. Hal has engineered for a wide variety of artists from many genres. Some of the more notorious musicians include Bob Mintzer, John Patitucci, David Sancious, Michael Franks, Clifford Carter, David Spinozza, John Siegler, Mark Egan, Bill Evans, Phil Markowitz, Leehom Wang, Rob Thomas, Francois Moutin, Kaya, Robert Randolf, Allen Toussaint, Steve Miller, KJ Denhert, Joe Bonadio, Russ DeSalvo, Thalia, and many others. His work has often landed in the billboard top 10 in various genres.