Research Profile

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

Research areas: audio mastering & audio mastering training

About

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer is a sound engineer and producer with over two decades’ experience of all things audio and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and is the co-chair of the UK's Mastering Group. Russ is a former board member of the Music Producer’s Guild where he helped form their Mastering Group.

Through MOTTOsound (www.mottosound.com), Russ works freelance in the industry as a mastering engineer, researcher, writer and consultant. Clients include Warner Brothers, Universal, as well as countless artists.

Russ currently lectures part-time for York St John University and has lectured in Higher Education at institutions including Leeds College of Music, London College of Music, University of Huddersfield and Rose Bruford College. He has written for Music Tech Magazine, Pro Sound News Europe and Sound On Sound. Russ currently is the series managing editor for Perspectives On Music Production with Routledge and has written many titles for Focal Press.

Publications


Books

  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hodgson, J., King, L. & Marrington, M. (2020) Gender In Music Production (forthcoming) Routledge (Oxford UK)
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hodgson, J., Paterson, J. & Toulson R. (2020) Innovation In Music (forthcoming) Routledge (Oxford UK)
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hodgson, J., Paterson, J. & Toulson R. (2019) Innovation In Music: Production, Performance, Technology & Business. Routledge (Oxford UK)
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Marrington, M. & Hodgson, J. (2019) Producing Music, Routledge (Oxford UK)
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R. & Hodgson, J. (2018) Audio Mastering: The Artists, Routledge (Oxford UK)
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R. & Hodgson, J. (2016) Mixing Music, Routledge (Oxford UK)
  • Cousins, M. & Hepworth-Sawyer, R. (2014) Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production, Focal Press (Oxford UK)
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hodgson, J., Paterson, J. & Toulson R. (2014) Innovation In Music 1. Future Technology Press (UK)
  • Cousins, M. & Hepworth-Sawyer, R. (2013) Practical Mastering: A Guide to Mastering in the Modern Studio, Focal Press (Oxford UK)
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R. & Golding, G. (2011) What Is Music Production? - A producers’guide: the role, the people, the process. Focal Press (Burlington USA)
  • Cousins, M. & Hepworth-Sawyer, R. (2010) Logic Pro 9: Audio and Music Production, Focal Press (Oxford UK)
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R. (2009) From Demo To Delivery: The Process of Production, Focal Press (Oxford UK)
  • Cousins, M. & Hepworth-Sawyer, R. (2008) Logic Pro 8: Audio and Music Production, Focal Press (Oxford UK)


Papers


Magazine Articles:

  • 2006 Aug - Sound On Sound - Logic: Getting Started With Surround Sound
  • 2006 Dec - Sound On Sound - Using Waveburner: The Basics
  • 2007 Jan - Sound On Sound - Using Waveburner: Mastering Your CD
  • 2010 Aug - Pro Sound News Europe – PMC TB2 review
  • 2010 Oct - Pro Sound News Europe – PreSonus Studio One Pro DAW Review
  • 2010 Dec - Pro Sound News Europe – Sontronics Saturn review
  • 2010 July - Pro Sound News Europe – Abbey Road EMI RS124 Review
  • 2010 July - Pro Sound News Europe – PSI A21M review
  • 2010 Sept - Pro Sound News Europe – Drawmer HQ PreAmp and Convertor
  • 2010 Sept - Pro Sound News Europe – SE Electronics RNR1 Review
  • 2011 Jan - Pro Sound News Europe – RME Fireface UFX Review
  • 2011 Jan - Pro Sound News Europe – IRCAM Flux review
  • 2011 Feb - Pro Sound News Europe – NEVE 4081 Review
  • 2011 Mar - Pro Sound News Europe – Focusrite Midnight Review
  • 2011 Mar - Pro Sound News Europe – Audio Technica AT4080 Review
  • 2011 Apr - Pro Sound News Europe – Waves Aphex Aural Exciter Review
  • 2011 Jul - Pro Sound News Europe – Sonnox Pro-Codec Review
  • 2011 Sep - Pro Sound News Europe – Sony MDR-7520 Headphone Review
  • 2011 Oct - Pro Sound News Europe – Wavearts Dialog PlugIn Review
  • 2011 Nov - Pro Sound News Europe – AMS Neve 2264ALB Review
  • 2011 Dec - Pro Sound News Europe – Izotope Ozone 5 Review
  • 2011 Dec - Music Tech Magazine - History of Synthesis Part 1
  • 2012 Jan - Pro Sound News Europe – AEA KU4 Ribbon Mic Review
  • 2012 Jan - Music Tech Magazine - The History of Synthesis part 2
  • 2012 Mar - Pro Sound News Europe – CEDAR Review
  • 2012 Mar - Music Tech Magazine - Mastering Equalisation
  • 2012 Apr - Pro Sound News Europe – Soundfield ST450 Review
  • 2012 May - Pro Sound News Europe – KRK KNS-8400 Headphone Review
  • 2012 Aug - Pro Sound News Europe – RTW TM3 Audio Monitor Review
  • 2012 Aug - Music Tech Magazine - Introduction to Data Compression
  • 2012 July - Pro Sound News Europe – Unity Audio Boulder Monitors Review
  • 2013 Jan - Music Tech Magazine - SoundField Microphones
  • 2013 Apr - Music Tech Magazine - Home Studio Ergonomics
  • 2013 May - Music Tech Magazine - DIY Studio Acoustics
  • 2013 Jun - Music Tech Magazine - Studio Connectivity
  • 2013 Dec - Music Tech Magazine - DSP Monitoring
  • 2015 Jan - Sound On Sound - The Future of Mastering?