Born and raised in France, Gregory fell in love with Japanese music and culture from a very young age. He jumped into the Japanese music industry in 2007 starting as a runner then moved to Greenbird Studio in 2008 where he started his career as an assistant.In 2011 he joined the production team DIGZ as chief engineer of DCH Studio, Tokyo Japan.
I have a hybrid approach of mixing and merging analog gears and digital processing. I'm summing into a custom SSL 4000E loaded with G modules and a FOLCROM passive mixer.
I like to merge the beauty and organic feel of the analog with the fast and easy to recall digital plugins.
My services including
- Recording your project in Tokyo
- Coordinate musicians or singers for your recording project in Tokyo
- Online or onsite mixing
- Online or onsite editing
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Interview with Gregory Germain
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Japanese, Korean pop music, but I also have foreign customers mostly from Europe.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like merging the beauty of both
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: VAC RAC TSL4 / UAD BAX EQ / UREI 1176 / PULTEC EQ / API 550
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in France with a very small setup in my room tracking some vocals for my local friends, moved to Tokyo in 2004 and enrolled Studio Greenbird as an assistant. I worked with the best Japanese musicians, producers and engineers but also international artists from all over the world. So far I have 10 years of experience.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic with a lot of vibes
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Know your tools well. they have to be a part of your own body, train them like a muscle.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Manny Marroquin Tony Maserati Michael Brauer