4x Grammy Award Winning Recording / Mix Engineer

For more than 15 years, Sam Thomas has taken his creative ear and fine tuned his technical music skills as an award-winning top mixing and tracking engineer. His work finds him recording, mixing, and teaching stateside in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta, and has recently paired him with the likes of Terry Lewis, India.Arie, Neil Cribbs, Chris Brown, Johnny Gill, DJ Khaled, Joe, Mary J. Blige, Case, Justin Bieber, Day 26, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Danity Kane, Monica, Ginuwine, Ciara, and Toni Braxton. In 2006 Mary J. Blige's album The Breakthrough won a Grammy for Best R&B Album and also won "Best R&B Song" for the Single "Be Without You." In 2008, Mary J. Blige’s album Growing Pains won a Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album recorded by Sam. In 2009, India.Arie’s “Pearls," mixed by Sam, won a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, making his work a part of 20 Grammy winning and Grammy nominated projects to date.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • SSL
  • Pro Tools
  • UAD
  • Chandler Limited
  • Vintech
  • API
  • Fender
  • Marshall
  • Gibson
  • Ibanez
  • Yamaha
  • Alan Smart
  • RME

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Sam Thomas

What are you working on at the moment?
working with R&B singer Case at the moment, about to finish recording his album, then mix full length record. producing a few pop indie acts
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
going on 15 years in the studio
Can you share one music production tip?
keep your sessions clean
What type of music do you usually work on?
im all over the place, this year i have recorded and mixed folk americana, mixed Progressive metal, mixed R&B, mixed Trap Rap, mixed Gospel, Mixed international pop and now back to R&B
What's your strongest skill?
Mixing is my strong trait but i am also a guitar player of 25 years and i write songs too
What do you bring to a song?
i mix aggressively, tend to put my foot through things ;)
What's your typical work process?
receive files and $$$ - Mix record - Customer Happy !!! - REPEAT
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is a hybrid setup with a pro tools rig, UA Apollo, RME and a bunch of outboard preamps, compressors, and EQs 14x11 control room 8x8 booth 11x11 booth
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
all of them, i learn from everybody. in this day and age there are so many people creating new music
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I Mix Records mostly but have been writing and producing a lot lately.