The goal is to bring the artistes vision to life
Dereshean Jarrett, better known as MixedByOTR, is a
sound engineer, DJ & producer based in Toronto, ON. His
journey in music started at a young age with his first
love, DJ’ing. From then, he learned how to produce and
continued his learning at Toronto school Trebas, where
he was introduced to the engineering world.
A Trebas Institute and Remix Project graduate, he has
built up his resume to work with a number of artists &
companies, notably DVSN, Idman, Pvrx, Mercedes Benz
Canada, Reebok Canada etc.
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OTR is one of my favourite people to work with. He's professional, knowledgable and is honest. He mixed and mastered my whole EP called, "Just For Fun 2020" and made the process so easy. He takes notes well and is always willing to hear you out. I appreciate this guy and definitely recommend him. Can't wait to work with him in the future.
OTR mixed the my first and only release on all DSPs so far. A song called complicated. I had it mixed by three people before him, they're all talented people but every mix i got back I just didn't feel confident. I thought I was overthinking it. I found out about him while talking to someone i just met in line at a concert. I sent it to him to mix and within the first 5 seconds of the first draft of the mix I was 100% sure I found the right guy. Everything sounded better, it was clean, loud and so true to the song. Great guy to work with. I know I'm going to use him again in the future.
OTR is the ultimate professional. Dependable, timely and talented. His work ethic is undeniable and his ability to both exemplify and raise the standard of every room he enters is beyond noteworthy. He makes work feel effortless and his energy is incredible. His beats are special and his mixing is as smooth as it gets. Definitely a creative to behold!
OTR is very particular with his work. He strives for the best whether it’s DJ’ing, engineering or producing. His work is always top quality & he’s an incredibly reliable person. Hands down my favourite person to work with.
OTR is a very talented engineer. He pays close attention to detail, has a talent for pulling the best out of the artists he works with, and works very efficiently.
OTR’s work speaks for itself. Whether it’s beatmaking or mixing or anything in between, the product he delivers is polished and high-grade.
Interview with Mixedbyotr
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: 1.Listen to our previous work to know if you’d like to work with us
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Punch, Clarity, Depth and Width across the mix
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because thats what i can afford but any chance i get to use another especially when recording i definitely take advantage. The goal is to have a analog/ digital set up!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The time is takes to get a great mix done
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have demo of the change i can take a listen to ? What direction do you want to take the mix ? Do you have any references of past or another artist you might want to share as a reference ? How soon do you need the song to be mixed ?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro, Apollo Twin, Waves Plugins, Sony MDR- 7506, Iloud Monitors
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started out as a Dj at a young age, got into beat making and than engineering. Ive been engineering for 6 years now.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Hiphop, Trap, Pop, Soul, Acoustic, Reggae, Afrobeat
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 40, MixedbyAli, Dave Pensado, Mike Dean, Jaycen Joshua, Rick Rubin, Fabian Marasciullo, TImbaland, Boi 1da, Troy Taylor, Nineteen 85
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook Pro, Apollo Twin, Event 2030, WA- 87 condenser microphone, Vst (Waves, Slate Digital, Mcdsp, Soundtoys, Fab Filter, Soothe, UAD, Plugin Alliance, Autotune Pro, SSL, Etc)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Mixing, Producing, Beat making