I am a musician, producer, and audio engineer located in Austin, TX. I have been playing and writing music for 20 years and have over 17 years of experience in the music and entertainment industry. In addition to owning/operating my own studio, I am also a staff recording engineer at The University of Texas Butler School of Music.
I specialize in recording, mixing, mastering, and producing music. I can also help you compose or arrange your songs. I can provide guitar, bass, DJ elements, synthesizers, live drums for your project, as well. I can also create custom jingles or soundtrack compositions for your commercial, film, or television series. From ADR to Sound Design to film scoring to recording your album, I can handle it all. Please contact me with any of your sound related needs!
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- The Emerson String Quartet
- Brooklyn Duo
- Joe Lovano
- George Brooks
- Baby Bash
- Juan Gotti
- The Texas Tornados
- Rap-A-Lot Records
- Dope House Records
- Warner Music Group
- Frankie J
- Fader Magazine
- Millenium Entertainment International
- Spice 1
- Walt Wilkins
- Kumbia Kings
- The Reverend Horton Heat
- Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours
- Lil Keke
- screwed up click
- South Park Coalition
4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Sam Whips Allison
Sam worked diligently to help me clean up and find a great sound for my song. He worked quickly, gave me plenty of options on a number of elements in the song, offered great creative ideas, and was incredibly responsive. I will definitely be sending Sam more songs!
Excellent service, amazing to work with!
I hired Sam for 2 CDs. One five song CD in 2011 and another 10 song CD in 2013 by
Gringo Soul: Ghost Party which made it to the shelves of Good Records, Waterloo Records, Josey Records, & many more! As a multi instrumentalist, every time I recorded with Sam, he was extremely patient & concerned that each note came out sounding lively, he provided many needed instruments, & valued production.
Worked with Sam on a few EP releases and he was the perfect man for the job. Our masters came out incredible, well beyond what our mixes were bringing to the table, and we can't recommend this dude enough.
Interview with Sam Whips Allison
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Drive-By Truckers, Robert Earl Keen, Ween, Mike Patton, Mr. Bungle, Black Sabbath, Billy Joe Shaver, Parliament Funkadelic, Sean "Solo" Jemison, David Barbe, Lloyd Maines, Chris Shaw, John Agnello
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording services, mixing & mastering, album & song production, session guitar, and songwriting.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on everything from Country to Hip Hop and any genre in between.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a bunch of nice preamps including API 512Vs, Neve 511s, Avalon 2022s, and Universal Audio 6176s. For microphones, I use a Peluso 2247, AKG 414s, Royer 121s, Shure 57s, 48s, and Beta 52As. If you need session work, I have acoustic guitars, Telecasters, Stratocasters, Les Pauls, basses, pedal and lap steels, keyboards, organs, and drums.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style changes to fit the song. What works for one song may not work for another. I think being adaptable is key.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My parents tell me I started calling out chord changes in songs at 5 years old. I was playing guitar by 10 and writing songs by 15. I got my first engineering job at 18 and have been engineering for 14 years since. Music has been a part of my life since I was a little kid.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a few albums at the moment, but always have time for more clients!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm really proud of this album I'm working on right now. It's an album consisting of a bunch of singer/songwriters who are also recovering addicts. All the songs are really good and proceeds from album sales are going to a non-profit, so it's entertaining and fulfilling work.