Welcome to MOTTOsound

“Our mission is to provide professional audio services at a cost that makes sense in the modern record industry. Our engineers have worked on records featuring some of music’s best known recording artists — from Rush to Billy Ray Cyrus, Three Days Grace to Glen Campbell, Maceo Plex to Martin Roth, to name only a few — and we bring the same tools and techniques to bear on whichever project crosses our desk.” 

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About MOTTOsound

MOTTOsound is an award winning audio service, specializing in mastering, mixing and audio editing.  Our engineers have freelanced in some of the world’s pre-eminent recording studios from time-to-time — Abbey Road, Noble Street, Revolution Studios, to name but a few — we understand that in the modern record industry, producers are often best served through primarily online services.  Our primary goal is to counter the usual impersonality of such services, in fact, we do our very best to cultivate a meaningful and engaged aesthetic relationship with each and every client who trusts us to work on their art. We remain in touch throughout each stage of the creative process, whether we master, mix or edit material; and we never close the book on a project until we are 100% certain that we have your total satisfaction with our work.

As our motto says — your project is our project

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide top-tier audio services at a cost that makes sense in the modern record industry.  Our engineers have worked on records featuring some of music’s best known recording artists — from Rush to Billy Ray Cyrus, Three Days Grace to Glen Campbell, Maceo Plex to Martin Roth, to name only a few — and we bring the same tools and techniques to bear on whichever project crosses our desk.  

Contact us today – We’d love to hear about your project!

Meet Our Team

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer
Russ Hepworth-SawyerFounder, Mastering Engineer
Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, founder of MOTTOsound, is our chief mastering engineer with over two decades’ experience of all things audio. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and former board member of the Music Producer’s Guild, where he helped form their Mastering Group. Russ has written for Pro Sound News Europe, Sound On Sound, Music Tech Magazine in addition to many books on mastering and music production for Focal Press. Russ also delivers lectures at many universities on the subject of audio and music production.
Dr. Jay 'Jedi' Hodgson
Dr. Jay 'Jedi' HodgsonMastering Engineer
In the last few years, Dr. Jay ‘Jedi’ Hodgson mixes and masters have twice been nominated for Juno Awards, topped Beatport’s global EDM charts, and he has scored films recognized by the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, and which screened at the United Nations General Assembly. He was awarded a Governor General’s academic medal in 2006, primarily in recognition of his research on audio recording; and his second book, Understanding Records (2010), was recently acquired by the Reading Room of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Alastair Sims
Alastair SimsMix Engineer
Passionate about music, Alastair Sims has devoted his life to helping bands and artist recognise their dreams. Working with some of Canada’s largest bands (RUSH, Walk Off The Earth, Three Days Grace, Barenaked Ladies) in many of the greatest studios (Noble Street, Revolution) he has been able to work alongside and learn from some of the best engineers and producers. Starting off as an editor he quickly progressed to engineering, mixing and producing many projects. He has the ability to take on any project small or large and shatter expectations.
Jeremy Graham
Jeremy GrahamMastering Engineer
Jeremy Graham attained an Honours Degree (1st Class) majoring in Music Production in 2010. During this time, he completed courses from the Berklee College of Music including Ear Training, Harmony, and Arranging; developing a keen ear and instilling a versatile sense of musicality. Backed by these foundations, Jeremy has spent the past decade further developing and applying himself as a live sound engineer, working professionally with a large range of artists and material that has further shaped his talents towards a career in audio mastering.
Jackie Harvey
Jackie HarveyAdministration
Jackie Harvey keeps the operation going behind the scenes, making bookings and sending out the all important invoices.

A few words from our clients

Highly recommendable mastering studio. Your speed and communication has been great throughout all our projects together. Thank you!
John Davidson
Always a high quality service provided by MOTTOsound. Never just ‘another job’ and the attention to detail is second to none. Thanks again guys!
Dom Frazer
Very professional, friendly and always provide high quality products! Thank you for helping me with my mixes.
Emily Winters
I’d definitely recommend MOTTOsound for mastering work. They got onto it asap, and I liked how they gave me a breakdown of the track. As soon as I heard the mastered version I could hear a big difference; it sounded warmer, fuller and fatter. Really happy with the end result.
DJ Koncept