Jota is a mixer and masterizer with extensive experience, who decided to dedicate himself to the recording and mixing as his main activity, making hundreds of mixes of the most diverse musical genres like Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Metal, Tango, classical music, etc. Excellent communication with the artist.
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Interview with Josias "Jota" Picone
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Daniel Osorio, he's great...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, the warmth of the analog, and the workflow of digital
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: All of it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Shure sm 57, a neve 1073, an urei 1176, a Lynx Aurora (or RME), and a laptop.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in this for 23 years, I started as an engineer assistant in a church, then worked on a couple of recording studios, after that I switched to live sound, then live TV, and I went back to the beginning. Studio recording / mixing / mastering. But this time in my own physical space, with my own equipment.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a hybrid studio setup, whit UAD plugins, SSL and custom analog gear through Lynx aurora converters. The best of both worlds.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Al Schmitt, Alan Parsons, Nigel Godrich, Andrew Sheps. Radiohead, Miles Davis, Mercedes Sosa, Bach, Björk, John Cage, Osvaldo Pugliese, Pink Floyd, and many etc...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing. Mastering. Tracking, editing, tuning, vocals. Tracking guitars. Tracking bands Live. Live sound.