Boris Massot

Boris Massot

Since graduating, Boris Massot currently works as a self-employed Sound Engineer. This mostly entails recording or mixing projects for local clients and artists with a hybrid mix of in-person and remote sessions. At the moment, Boris works either out of his home studio, or at a studio located in Geneva, which he’s sharing with other fellow musicians. However it is a goal of Boris’s to own his own studio in the near future.

As well as sound engineering, Boris harbours a plethora of other skills. He produces instrumentals and beats for a company named ‘Lalason’ that sells free of rights music to content creators, he has dabbled in the world of sound designing, which he has since developed a love for and is passionate about finding more work in this field, and drumming wise, Boris is still playing gigs here and there for some local bands.

Boris’s job all depends on the clients or artists that he’s working with. One day he could just be recording a vocal take, the next he’s recording a drum groove for someone, and then another day he’ll be producing a beat/instrumental for a rapper. It does keep things interesting, however right now, he mostly produces royalty free music, records vocals and mixes singles, EPs and albums.

One highlight from the past year the stands out in particular for Boris, was working for world renowned Swiss watch brand, Certina. He was given the chance to compose the sound design, music and fxs for three of their advertisements. Boris also has plans to do the sound design for a documentary set in Tanzania.

Most of Boris’s ambitions for the forthcoming year revolve around his own music as an artist, which he is adamant on making a priority. Boris says that he’s been a victim of postponing but that now is finally the time. His first album ‘Mood Chronicles’ graced our ears early 2024 and features other incredible musicians such as Charlie Stacey (played with Yussef Dayes), Tom Driessler (played for Oscar Jerome & Tom Misch), and many more musician friends that he either made from his time in London or back home in Geneva.For this album, Boris did almost everything by himself just to prove to himself that he could do it, and he did. This includes, the composition, production and mixing and mastering. Boris says that he’d like to give a ‘special thanks to Abbey Road Institute and to the great teachers, who he misses, and who taught him so much about audio manipulation.’

Boris says that he is constantly learning and perfecting his craft but with one album already out, it’s now time for him to prepare for his second one. Having applied for financial help amongst Swiss institutions and several grants to help create it, Boris is hoping for a bigger budget and more collaborations for this one, which we’re so excited to see come to life.

You can find more examples of Boris Massot’s work, keep up to date with future releases and shows on his website. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, Boris is always keen to explore more work as a sound designer!