The only way to catch a glimpse of the man himself is to head down to Studio 4 in Conshohocken, where Yip works 13 hours a day. When not in the studio he is most likely mixing at his home. Yip mixes music at home to make sure he spends at least some of his time outside the studio.
While Will Yip spends his time out of the spotlight, you’ve probably heard his work.
“If you’ve listened to any record even tangentially related to punk, hardcore, emo, indie rock and beyond within the last 10 years, you’ve more that likely listened to one of his albums. The likes of Circa Survive, The Menzingers, Turnstile and Title Fight have been going to Will for his studio knowledge, his unique way of bringing out the best of artists, his creative vision and his insane work ethic,” explains Brendan Menapace.
Yip had dreams of making music at Studio 4 since he was a child, now hes a co-owner of the studio. He started out by playing drums in a band when he was 12 years old, and got his start recording music in his Mom’s basement.
“I just love being in the studio,” said Yip. “I love building. I love the behind-the-scenes of putting together music and f***ing with stuff, and just messing with ideas and seeing it from the first note recorded to the final mix. That’s why I don’t tour. I just want to create all day.”
To read the extensive full profile on Will Yip go to Grammy.com.