João Mutton

Composer and Music Producer

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João Mutton is a composer, producer and orchestrator from Brazil, award nominated for his orchestral film music.

Hi! I'm João, a music composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator and artist from Brazil. Music has always been my passion. I started very young as an artist and singer of musical theater, and soon learned the piano and started to produce and compose my own music. I then graduated in audiovisual, with emphasis in sound and music for film. I've composed music of many different genres for short films, tv series and videogames in the last 5 years and have recorded and produced music with artists from all over the globe.

I can help with:

Production - bringing life to any recording or idea you have
Songwriting - music, harmony and lyrics.
Recording using top tier sound libraries for almost any instrument.
Editing - tuning, comping and time aligning tracks

I work in an all-digital audio environment using DAW and vsts for sounds. I specialize in orchestral soundtrack music, crossover and pop, but am very versatile and can work in many different genres. I play the piano and can also play as a session musician.

I am looking forward to helping you kickstart your music. Please contact!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with João Mutton

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital. It is much more portable. We can now produce anywhere.

  3. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  4. A: That it is fast and easy. One click on the mouse and it is all finished.

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: What are they trying to achieve, what sound are they trying to get close to, some references/inspiration.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Contact us and meet us first. We will do our best to help :)

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Most of my equipment would not work without electricity D: But if I could take an acoustic piano and a flute, I guess I would do okay.

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I was a child singer that decided to learn more about music production. i then started composing and producing music since I was 15. I went to college, where I graduated in audiovisual with emphasis in audio and music for film. I have been working with music now professionaly for about 5 years.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I have a very versatile style. For orchestral music, my style tends to be neo-romantic. In electronic/pop I tend to experiment quite a bit with different sounds and plugins.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Michael Cretu - to learn his production techniques. Hans Zimmer - to learn more about his setup and vst art. John Williams - to learn more about composing music.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Less is most of the time more.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: I usually work with orchestral music for film, but have been working on pop/electronic music for quite some time.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: My strongest skill is as a music producer.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: I try to bring my sensibility and portray a feeling that can touch the listener.

  25. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  26. A: I'm producing music for an artist called Ella Dalcin.

  27. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  28. A: Aman Trivedi, a great friend of mine, with whom I worked multiple times is here. Would certainly recommend him.

  29. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  30. A: I love to tell stories in a touching way through my music.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: I start mostly by composing and harmonizing in the piano and then generally bring the idea to the computer, where I start orchestrating, arranging it in midi format. I later record each track using top notch sound libraries and finally mix everything.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: All digital. A computer with my DAW (nowadays I'm using cakewalk) and a Casio Privia weighted piano for midi. Many, many vst instruments (I really can't emphasize how many I have, I'm obsessed with them).

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: I love the music production style of Michael Cretu (Enigma) and Frank Peterson (Sarah Brightman). I also love the music composition style of John Williams and Jeremy Soule. I also love the sound palette of Hans Zimmer.

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: The most common work I do is music for short films and games, and orchestration.


GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • John Williams
  • Lady Gaga
Gear Highlights
  • M-Audio
  • Spitfire
  • 8dio
  • Kontakt
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