Song Writer | Producer | Engineer | Mixing | Mastering
Will Yip

About Will

As a musician, producer and engineer, Will Yip is inspired by great songwriting. He’s interested in songs – of any genre – and how they have the power and possibility to touch a lot of people. Yip, who grew up in the Philadelphia area playing drums and writing songs, first found himself in a studio at age 12 and was immediately captivated by the process of creating music. By 14, he had a job assisting in a local studio and began saving up his money to fill his mom’s basement with recording equipment. He recorded his first band, hardcore act Blacklisted, there a few years later and built a following of local punk acts, who all laid down tracks in his mom’s house.

In college at Temple University, where Yip studied recording, he worked with acclaimed producer and professor Phil Nicolo and interned at Ground Control Studios and Indre Studios. He engineered The Fray’s Live from the Electric Factory in 2006 and began working out of Conshohocken, PA’s Studio 4 that same year, where he recorded his first important effort, Blacklisted’s No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me, in 2009. Since then, Yip became a partner in Studio 4 and has produced and engineered albums for Lauryn Hill, Title Fight, Circa Survive, Balance + Composure, MeWithoutYou, La Dispute, None More Black and The Wonder Years, building a community of artists who continue to return to Yip for each subsequent album.

Yip, multi-genre producer, draws inspiration from a vast range of music, pulling from hip-hop to hardcore to indie rock and focusing wholly on building great songs. Since the beginning, he’s approached each album as if it were his last, ensuring that he gives 100 percent to every project and aiming to make each release bigger and better than the artist’s previous. In 2013, Yip released a compilation of his artists, Off The Board: A Studio 4 Compilation, which featured songs from Title Fight, Circa Survive, Tigers Jaw and Anthony Green. In 2015, Yip launched an in-house record label called Memory Music.

Featured Work


Tim Zahodski
Studio 4 Recording
129 Fayette Street
Conshohocken PA 19428
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Studio A
Neve 8048, 32 Channel Console
(w/ 32 orig. 1081 Preamp/EQ modules)
Studer A 80 2-Inch 24 Track Recorder
Westlake BBSM 6 3-way Monitors

Studio B
SSL 4K 48 Channel Console (w/ “brown” eqs)
Studer A 80 2-Inch 24 Track Recorder
Studer 1/2 Inch 2 Track Recorder
Dynaudio bm15a Near field Monitors
Dynaudio m3 Far field Monitors

Studio C
Sound Workshop API Style 24 Channel Console
(w/ Super EQs)
Sony 1/4 Inch Machine
Genelec s30 3-way Monitors
Mackie HR824 mkII Monitors

Pro Tools Systems
Digidesign Pro Tools HD2 System
(2) Digidesign 192 Interfaces
Digideisgn SYNC IO
Apogee Big Ben Clock Interface
Apogee AD 16X Interface (w/Big Ben)
Thousands of plug-ins: Waves Mercury, Slate, Oxford, Drummagog, Soft tube, more…

Outboard Processors
(shared and used between rooms)
(2) Urei 1176 Revision A Blue Stripe Compressors
(2) Urei 1176 Revision F Black Face Compressors
(2) Universal Audio 1176 Revision D Re-issue Compressors
Urei LA-2A Original Limiter
(3) Urei LA-3A Original Limiter
(6) Emperical Labs Distressors
(2) Pultec meq-5 EQ
(3) API 560 EQs
EMT Plate Reverb Unit
Lexicon Prime Time Effect Processor
Lexicon 224 XL Reverb Processor
Lexicon PCM Reverb Processor
AMS RMX 16 Effect Processor
Roland DC-30 Processor
Eventide Processors
Plenty of extra DBX Dynamics and EQs
Ridge Farm Gas Cooker Stereo DI
Tech 21 Sansamp
Jensen DIs

Akg original Vintage C-12
Neumann U-87 Vintage Anniversary Limited Edition
(2) Neumann 84 Original
Telefunken U-47 Original
(2) Neumann 184
(2) Neumann TLM 103
Royer 122
Coles 4048
Sony c37
AKG 414 Vintage
(2) AKG 451b Original
AKG 460
AKG d112 Original
(2) Shure SM 7 Original
(8) Shure SM 57
(6) Sennheiser 421
Shure 52a
(2) M Audio Sputnik Tube Condenser
RCA 77 Ribbon Original
Audio Technica 4060 Tube Condenser

Yamaha Baby Grand Piano
Rhodes Electronic Piano
Hammond Organ w/ 2 Leslie cabinets
Gibson 2002 Les Paul Standard Guitar
Gibson Special Double Cuttaway Guitar
Rikenbacker 360 Semi-hollowbody Guitar
Gibson Sheryl Crowe Signature Acoustic
Fender early 90s USA P Bass
Sears Silvertone 6×10 Combo Amp
Vox AC15 Amp
(2) Fender Twin Reverb Combo Amps
Fender Bass Combo
Marshall Anniversary Jubilee Amp
(2) Marshall JCM 800 Amp
Marshall JMP Plexi Amp
Orange Rockerverb 50
VHT Pitbull Classic Amp
Hiwatt Custom 100 Amp
Ampeg b18 combo Amp
Marshall Original 1960ax Cabinet
Marshall 1960a Cabinet
Hiwatt Custom 4×12 Cabinet
Pedal Steel
Tama Starclassic Kenny Aronoff Signature 5-piece Drumkit
Tama Birch/Bubinga Starclassic Drumkit
70’s Ludwig Acrylic Vistallite 5 Piece Kit
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum
Drum Doctor Ross Garfield Snare Drum
Slingerland Brass Snare Drum
(2) Tama Starclassic Snare Drums
Variety of Percussion Instruments