MOTTOsound PROFESSIONAL AUDIO SERVICES

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. Read more About Us and Contact us today. We’d love to hear about your project.

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About MOTTOsound

MOTTOsound is an award winning audio services boutique, specializing in mastering, mixing and audio editing.  Though our engineers visit some of the world’s preeminent 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 our primarily online services.  Our primary goal is to counter the usual impersonality of such services, in fact, and 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 through 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, Director of MOTTOsound, is a sound engineer and producer with over two decades’ experience of all things audio. He is a member of the Association of Professional Recording Services and a long standing member and former board member of the Music Producer’s Guild, where he helped form their Mastering Group. He currently writes for Music Tech Magazine, has contributed to Pro Sound News Europe and Sound On Sound, and has written many titles for Focal Press.
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.
Dr. Jay 'Jedi' Hodgson's
Dr. Jay 'Jedi' Hodgson'sMastering 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. To hear Jedi Jay’s mastering, click on the Soundcloud logo above.
Jackie Harvey
Jackie HarveyAdministration
Jackie keeps the operation going behind the scene, 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

Selected Clients

Recent Posts

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Christmas Competition

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

MOTTOsound’s Christmas 2016 Competition:

Jay, Russ and Alastair ask for unsigned artists to submit their best unmastered track of 2016 to MOTTOsound’s Christmas Competition. The winner(s) will have their tracks mastered for free.

Some boring rules before […]

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The Future of Mastering is Here – or is it?

November 26th, 2016|0 Comments

What if the future of mastering is here…
 

I love technology. I love what the digital revolution has brought to me as an audio engineer. The things I can do today that I could not achieve […]

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Has Headphone-Gate (iPhone7) Finished yet?

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

As a consumer, I sometimes feel quite alienated by Apple’s total disregard for the norm. It was indeed the same with the relatively recent announcement of the iPhone7.

I should not have been surprised though. Apple […]

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To Be Or Not To Be – That’s The Question Behind High Resolution Audio

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

MOTTOsound founder and mastering engineer Russ Hepworth-Sawyer questions, yet again, the argument for High Resolution Audio.

I met up with a good friend the other night. He’s a researcher and academic, but also is an exceptional […]