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 the odds were against him. In 2003, when practically every major recording studio from coast to coast was collapsing in the wake of relentless technological advances and increasing overhead, Hal decided it was the perfect time to build one of the finest recording facilities in the world. This venture required overcoming challenges that sometimes defied common sense, however, that is what Hal does. 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. I have no doubt that Hal’s next venture will push the envelope yet again and set a new standard for the music business.