I am a musician, producer, and audio engineer located in Austin, TX. I have been playing and writing music for 17 years and have over a decade of experience in the music and entertainment industry. My specialty is in music recording, mixing, mastering, production and composition, sound for picture/video games, and soundtrack/jingle composition.
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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Interview with Sam Whips Allison
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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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, Mike Janas, Cameron Strang