Sam Stauff is the studio manager, audio engineer and adjunct professor for Mercy College’s Music Industry and Technology Program. 

Stauff also works as a freelance audio engineer with Port City Recording. He has worked with Bernie Williams of the New York Yankees, John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday, Darlene Love, Jim Steinman of Meatloaf, Tech N9ne, Deadhorse, Allen Stone, 107.1 Peak Performances with The Struts, Barns Courtney, LP, Band of Horses, LoLo, The Alternate Routes, Bobby Bazini, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dispatch, Tom Walker, Amy Shark, Middle Kids, BØRNS, The Record Company, Leon Bridges, among many other artists. 

Stauff also composes music and plays live with Wess Meets West, who have been featured in Paste Magazine, Electronic Musician magazine, Premier Guitar magazine, NPR Morning Edition, CBS, Wrangler, ESPN's X-Games and most recently, Spotify's Deep Focus Playlist which has over four million plays. His band has been labeled as a Top Ten Bands from CT You Need to Know and a Top Up-And-Coming Connecticut Bands to Check out in 2016.

His work has been featured in films such as, Broken Roads and Wombs Discovering the Next Dimension.

Stauff worked the 2016 Rio Olympics at NBC mixing audio for the Basketball Speciality channel. 

He worked as a live technician and monitor engineer for Blue Oyster Cult for four years. 

Stauff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry and Technology from Mercy College and a Master of Music in Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase.


Sam featured in Electronic Musician Magazine - Click Image For Link.


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Technical Experience:

Sam is currently working as a freelance audio engineer with Port City Recording, as well as the Studio Manager, Audio Engineer and Adjunct Professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.  Sam is a Composer and plays live with Wess Meets West.


Sam has been very fortunate to work with many notable artists:

Bernie Williams of the New York Yankees - John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday) - Blue Oyster Cult - The Peak 107.1 Peak Performances w/ Portugal. The Man, The Struts, Barns Courtney, LP, Band of Horses, LoLo, The Alternate Routes, Bobby Bazini, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dispatch, Tom Walker, Amy Shark, Middle Kids, BØRNS, Morgan Saint, The Record Company, Leon Bridges - Steve Margoshes (The Hamilton Face Band, Fame) - Allen StoneMaddie Poppe - Kyla Jade - Darlene LoveRob Evan (Trans Siberian Orchestra) - Steven Rinkoff (Grammy Award Winning Engineer/Mixer) - Jim Steinman (Meatloaf) - Marc McClusky - Steven Cooper - Tech N9ne - True Apothecary – JCA - A Paper Tugboat - Files and Fires - My Holy Ghost -  John Patitucci  - Lynette Washington Dennis Bell Du Yun (Pulitzer Prize Winner) – Shahzia Sikander (5.1 Surround Mixing) - Randy Jenkins - Darius Woodley II (Drummer For 50 Cent) - Cassandra O'Neal (Keyboards for Prince) – Sainte VieDeadhorse - Lowercase Noises - Sam Derosa - Milton Vann -  Dr. Kevin Bond – Paul Steinman - Joel Thome and The Orchestra of Our Time - Hartly - Cometa - Ports of Spain - Kyle McEvoy - The Royal Guard - Nate Flaks (The First Law) - Robert Porembski (Universal Recording Artist) - Wess Meets West – Live Sound for The Arts WestchesterMercy CollegeSUNY Purchase, Sam has had his music in features films Broken Roads (Directed by Justin Chambers) and Wombs Discovering the Next Dimension (Directed by Cliff Paris) as well as on ESPN  - Designed Recording Studios and Electronic music labs for Mercy College.



Mercy College Class of 2009 – Music Industry and Technology, Graduate with Honors

SUNY Purchase Class of 2013 - MM, Studio Composition, Graduate with Honors


Work Experience:


Mercy College MTEC Recording Studio Manager 2008-Present

NBC Rio Olympics Audio Mixing Basketball Speciality Channel 2016

Live Tech for Blue Oyster Cult 2012-2015

Adjunct Professor at Mercy College – Electronic Music 1&2, Audio Production 1&2 2014,
Live Sound and Location Recording 2015 & 2016, Electronic Music Production 1 2015

Live Sound at The Westchester Arts Council in White Plains NY 2008-2014

Mercy College Summer Program, Teaching Recording 2010

Substitute/ Teachers assistant at Mercy and Purchase College 2011-2013



Video by Nick Robinson https://slightlyawake.com/

Wess Meets West perform on Audiotree Live, June 22, 2016. 

Mercy College Promotion Video Featuring Sam Stauff

Wess Meets West recording When The Structures Fail Us 

These Will All Be Stories LIVE - Wess Meets West - Mixed and Mastered by Sam Stauff

Sam Stauff PB Engineer for Allen Stone 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony

LOLO | "Not Gonna Let You Walk Away" | Peak Performance at Mercy College Studios October 3, 2016

The Alternate Routes recorded 11/15/16 at Mercy College Studios in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

"Trading Chains" by Stanley Johnson.

Lowercase Noises live at Mercy College

Recorded live on November 1, 2017 at the Mercy College Recording Studios in Dobbs Ferry, NY as part of The Slow Spaces Tour with Lowercase Noises. Special thanks to Sam Stauff (Studio Manager/ Adjunct Professor at Mercy College) who recorded this audio & hosted the evening.

Wess Meets West preform "Moon Under Water" Live at Riverworks Recording Studio Dobbs Ferry NY - Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Stauff for Port City Recording. Shot by Jon Leyton & Kirk Nakamura. Edited and Directed by Jon Leyton 

Wess Meets West - 64 Bristol Live at Mercy College Rotunda

Acoustic version of "Trading Chains" by Stanley Johnson. Performed Live at RiverWorks Studios NYC. ***Written and Performed by Stanley Johnson*** Piano - Cemoy Clark Percussion - JR Directed by: B. Gillings for Visio Creatix Engineer: Sam Stauff for Port City Recording

Wess Meets West - Recording "The Bering Sea" to Tape at The Recording Company

The Peg Heads - Mixed audio

Mixed by Sam Stauff

"Creepin" Is The Lead Single Off Hartly's Project "Trouble With The Heart" . Mixed and Mastered by Sam Stauff

Steve Horelick - Recorded by Sam Stauff

Sonic spirals, echoes, loops and intersecting arpeggiations performed live, in 3D surround at the Mercy College Recording Studio. Enjoy! - Recorded by Sam Stauff

Audio Recorded by Sam Stauff

Music video by And The Traveler performing "You Can't Save Me Now" Mastered by Sam Stauff

"Dont Race The Sun Alt Version" by A Paper Tugboat - Music Recorded by Sam Stauff

Mercy College

I Will Break You is from the album When The Structures Fail Us - Wess Meets West www.wessmeetswest.com Engineered by Steven LaCerra Mixed and Mastered by Sam Stauff Filmed by Justin Baker

Lynette Washington "My Valentine" Audio By Sam Stauff

Darius Woodley (Drummer - 50 Cent) - Dirty Money Drum Cover - Recorded by Sam Stauff

Recorded and Mixed by Andy Porta - Mastered by Sam Stauff

Mastered by Sam Stauff

Mastered by Sam Stauff

Mastered by Sam Stauff

Mixed by Sam Stauff

Mixed by Sam Stauff