Steven Miller is a producer and multi-instrumentalist, not to be confused with the Texas roots rock guitarist of the same name, '70s superstar Steve "The Joker"/"Space Cowboy" Miller. This Steven Miller was born November 8, 1956, in New Jersey. Closely associated with the new age-styled Windham Hill label, Miller's ambient recording techniques established an American equivalent to the ECM label in the '70s and '80s, helping forge the sound and careers of Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Barbara Higbie, Scott Cossu, Michael Manring, Nightnoise, Darol Anger, Andy Narell, Liz Story, and George Winston. Miller has always been actively involved in burgeoning new technology, as he and Ackerman developed a process of pressing vinyl records that enabled Windham Hill to produce and sell audiophile-quality LPs for standard retail prices. He was also one of the first producers to fully embrace digital recording. During the transition years from vinyl to compact discs, his recordings were frequently played at high-end audio shops to demonstrate the CD's extended dynamic range. In recognition of his work, Miller was appointed to the board of the RIAA's CD division.