Joseph Ott

Pop Singer Extraordinaire

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Former singer with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I give you the real deal complete with doubles, stacks, ad libs, harmonies, and fully edited/tuned vocals.

I previously sang with the Legend Frankie Valli as one of the Four Seasons as well as with a Top 40s cover band. So, whether you're looking for the retro throwback sound or the modern pop sound, I've got you! I have a 3+ octave range, and have been vocal arranging for a more than a decade.

I'm proficient in Melodyne, and will deliver tuned vocals without pops/clicks (or any other editing faux pas)

I offer quick and efficient turnaround for all projects, and I always bring my A-game.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


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  1. Review by Brooke Harper
    by Brooke Harper

    I have worked with Joseph as a fellow cast member singing acappella and he is always accurate while still being musical. This past year I was able to hire him to make guide vocals tracks for my students as they navigated virtual performance projects during the pandemic. Clean sound, note perfect, with fast turn around.
    He even arranged and Music Directed a show choir number for my college age students and it turned out to be fantastic.
    Easygoing, quick, and accurate!

Interview with Joseph Ott

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

  2. A: Tyler Shamy. He's one of the best in the business.

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

  4. A: Currently I am writing and producing a pop-folk album.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Analog. I have to be able to touch it physically and manipulate it with my hands.

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

  8. A: Experimenting with different emotional and lyrical colors, especially when layering harmonies.

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

  10. A: That I only sing Pop music. My first love is actually 80s Hair Rock. I am also a trained actor and I always bring an honest interpretation to my performance.

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

  12. A: I love clarity. When the vision of sonic elements and influences is clear and precise, it gives me the freedom to work within that framework and not second guess my instincts.

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

  14. A: Macbook Air Apollo Twin Slate VMS Mic Fender Jazz Bass Gibson Les Paul

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

  16. A: I've been a session singer and topliner for over a decade, and I've been a live performer for almost 2 decades, including four years with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Honest, Playful, Simple

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

  20. A: Justin Timberlake. His hooks and melodies are one of my biggest inspirations of the modern pop-rock catalog.

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

  22. A: My favorite way to record vocals is by varying the distance away from the mic depending on how I want the vocal line to compliment the lead. The further away you get the easier it makes the mixing process without having to use EQ heavily to get it to sit where you need it.

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

  24. A: Predominantly Pop-Rock, and occasionally Jazz and Musical Theatre.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Writing memorable melodic hooks and creative harmonies to highlight the lead vocal.

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

  28. A: -Fun energy -Attitude -Honesty -Vocal Grit.

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

  30. A: -Listen to digest the mood of the track -Experiment and play til it feels right -Check in with the producer to make sure we're on the same wavelength and the vocals have the feel they are looking for. -Finish recording Lead Vocals -Layer harmonies, doubles, stacks, background vocals, and adlibs -Tune/Edit -Send a rough mix -Send dry stems

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I have a streamlined home studio. An Apollo Silver audio interface, a large diaphragm condenser mic, and a vocal booth lined with acoustic blankets.

  33. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  34. A: A track that I top-lined for called "Personal." It was such a fun process to write from the perspective of a deeply flawed individual who can be perceived as the villain of the story.

  35. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  36. A: "How quickly can you get this done?" -Within a week (oftentimes much sooner).

  37. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  38. A: Each project will receive my full attention to detail and creative spirit. I always bring my best.

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

  40. A: What's your deadline? What artist/song and vibe are you going for? What medium is the project for? (sync, demo, release)

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

  42. A: (In no particular order) Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars, Brendan Urie/Panic! At the Disco, Taylor Swift, Pentatonix, Ed Sheeran, Max Martin, Tova Litvin, Doug Rockwell, Frankie Valli, Sara Bareilles, Justin Timberlake, The Beatles

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

  44. A: Toplining the lyrics and melody of an original track and recording all vocal lines, including: Lead vocals, Background Vocals, Harmonies, and Ad libs. These will be tuned and edited when it's time to send.

Vocal Reel

I was the Topliner and Vocalist in this production

Terms Of Service

Typical turn-around time is 1 week after I receive the project.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Panic! At The Disco
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Melodyne
  • Apollo Silver
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