I'm a producer and mix engineer from London, specialising in bass–heavy, beat–led music with a keen ear for vocal placement.
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Interview with Joe Mott
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Elsie. Because I love her voice and I love the way she writes to my tracks and inspires me to develp them.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you master for me after you've mixed? No, but I can slap a limiter on it and make it loud if that's what you REALLY want. Or I can recommend a fantastic Mastering Engineer.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be realistic with your project. If it's not already up to a certain standard, paying money and expecting miracles is the road to frustration and disappointment!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
API 2500, 1176, my macbook running Logic, a decent condesner mic and my monitors.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Producing for 18 years, mixing for three.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Jessie Ware. Her voice would sit perfectly over one of my tracks and I'd NEVER get bored of comping her vocals!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Soul, pop, hip hop, r&b and bass–heavy music with a groove. NOT trance, house, or anything big room/ 4 on the floor.
What's your strongest skill?
Attention to detail and making sure frequencies aren't cluttering up a mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work in Logic and have both a small home setup and a more extensive room at www.laboutique.london
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Flume, J Dilla, Rza, James Blake...
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mix tracks for artists who want that little bit extra from their production. I also produce if it's a project I'm in to.