Sound Gluer aka Mix/Master Eng

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I glue sounds. I use clean glue so you won't see the excess and smudge and all. What you'll see is the clear separation with tight bonds between instruments.

Professional Mixing and Mastering engineer. With 15+ years of sound production experience and a strong, natural ear for that sweet sounds you hear on the radio, I can leave you with an A-Grade sound and experience for your next project.

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My life has been dedicated to music-making, especially mixing and mastering POP both with electronic elements and acoustic elements.

"The best person to hand over your creative projects to is someone who understands the passion, hard work, and level of quality needed to create something great."

Let me join your journey to create the new record to surprise the world!
How I can help you reach that? Let's chat.

Boston has been the home for many music talents before they bloom as iconic stars, and I've been lucky enough to cross path with greats like Charlie Puth, St. Vincent, Esperanza Spalding, Members of Snarky Puppy, American Authors, just to name a few.

Note:
• Pricing is catered for online works.
• If you are in the Boston area and prefer in-person sessions, please contact me with [Attended Mix Request] in the subject line.
• Unlimited revisions until you are 100% happy!
• All Jobs: 7-14 Day Turnaround from the file delivery.
• Happy to discuss different time frames if you have a deadline.
• Always willing to work with you on ownership details, let me know your situation!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Sohta Tsuchiya
  • Pius Cheung
  • Pius Cheung

21 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by sylvano
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    Excellent work. Sohta, does not just do a great work on mixing and mastering your track. He takes the time to understand you and give you advice on the sound design, to ensure the best possible results.
    Really recmended as it's not easy to find a sound engineer that gets the direction you want to take the track.

  2. Review by Judy Shin
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    It was such a pleasure and definitely the best choice to have Sohta to master my music. Sohta really cared about my music and surely is a pro with quality skills and artistry. I would certainly work with him again. :) Highly recommend, you won't regret!

  3. Review by sylvano
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    Great collaboration and great delivery.I'll work with Sohta again. Thanks!

  4. Review by Markus H.
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    Top notch sound with top notch service. Sohta cares about your vision and executes perfectly - highly recommended.

  5. Review by Andrew A.
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    SOHTA was great! Really pulled the song together and got it nice and professional sounding. I gave him pretty rough elements but he made it all work and was super communicative along the way! Thanks S!

  6. Review by Eduardo C.
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    SOHTA is a thorough and passionate engineer, super communicative, and dedicated to getting your song sounding great. Great experience working with him. Highly recommend!

  7. Review by Petayan
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    SOHTA is very professional, effective and a musician with heart. I am 150% satisfied with the work he has done for me. I can only warmly recommend SOHTA.

  8. Review by Alex M.
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    Sohta is simply great! He's super professional, delivers on time, it's very open to feedback. It's a smooth ride and always a great project with tons of collaboration. He's always sharing great ideas that go beyond the original vision you had and they always make the song better. I'm glad we mixed this song with him!

  9. Review by Kevin S.
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    Working with Sohta was a real pleasure. He was precise and professional throughout the process and really brought my mix to life. I was very happy with the final product. Would highly recommend working with him!

  10. Review by Diana
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    Sohta was the first person I worked with on soundbetter. I was unsure about this platform in general but he put those feelings to rest. Sohta listened to my demo and suggested that I needed a bigger beat. I sent over my vocal and instrument tracks and he sent back a song that I totally vibed with and was proud to release.

  11. Review by Simon D.
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    Sohta has just mastered our first single from our upcoming album. Working with him was great! He did a very good job, he cares a lot about sound quality and is patient and easy to work with. Try him!

  12. Review by Dhy B.
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    I have been working with Sohta for a few years now. He always is very communicative and thorough with his mixes. He is very accurate and quick with producing great work. I would definitely recommend him for your projects!

  13. Review by Evey J.
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    I feel very lucky to have worked with Sohta! He had been VERY patient with all the request of mine which is not easy... He is the engineer that artists can rely on and ask for better suggestions cuz he will care about your music. Sohta knows exactly what he's doing and also what artists want... Whatever your need is, he will get it done for you!!

  14. Review by Kana D.
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    Sohta is a very professional and experienced engineer.
    Even though I had a tight deal line, his work was very fast and precise.

    I grantee that he has a high skill of mastering but also he has very artistic vision which I totally agreed with.

    Because of his excellent work, my album sounds so much nicer, I would definitely recommend him!

  15. Review by Frnando M.
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    Sohta is a very knowledgeable engineer. Even though we worked remotely on my project (Boston - LA) I always felt like he was right around the corner for any questions, comments or revisions.

    His experience had a positive impact on the final quality and professionalism of my project. Mastering takes good ears and great taste! Sohta has both.

  16. Review by Fernando C.
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    Sohta was a pleasure to deal with and came through on a project of mine that had a very tight deadline.
    I would not hesitate to call upon him and work with him again.
    Fern Cabral

  17. Review by Brian H.
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    Sohta responds very quickly and he is very easy to work with. He has a lot of knowledges ,a good ear and mixes very well.
    He tries to get the closer as possible at what you are looking for and give good advices.
    Unfortunately , we weren't able to finish our project the way I expected , because I wasn't 100% done yet with my production.

  18. Review by Simon D.
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    Really a pleasure working with Sohta. He's fast, precise and has an exceptional ear for music. Looking forward to the next job!!

  19. Review by Evey J.
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    I feel very lucky to have worked with Sohta! He had been VERY patient with all the request of mine which is not easy... He is the engineer that artists can rely on and ask for better suggestions cuz he will care about your music. Sohta knows exactly what he's doing and also what artists want... Whatever your need is, he will get it done for you!!

  20. Review by Sanura
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    Sohta mastered my entire EP and really brought every element to life! His turnaround time and professionalism are second to none. I highly recommend his services!

  21. Review by Aj Schortman
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    Patient, dilligent and professional. Sohta has been our go-to since our first single, when we were sending him a rat king of 100+ reverb-drenched unlabeled "stems". It's remarkable hes still willing to work with us. He's integral to the development the overall CliffLight "sound" and in many ways consider him a part of our group.

Interview with SOHTA

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

  2. A: 80% of my daily work is mixing, 10% mastering and 10% producing.

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

  4. A: I start by listening to the demo/producer's mix everywhere, in my car, in the city walking around on iPhone, etc. That will give me the basic idea of what the song is about, so I get the vibe of the song. Then I put the ProTools session together, preview each tracks/stems, fine tune each of those. The most fun part starts there, a pure artistic process to play with balances, and draw automation to enhance the dynamics of the song. Once the mix is 95% completed, I send the mp3 to the client to evaluate for as long as you want in different environment. We go through revision processes until you are fully satisfied!

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

  6. A: Manny Marroquin, his dense sounds always surprise me and inspire me.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Dense mix with clarity. I believe these two completely opposite elements can co-exist.

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

  10. A: Pop 80%, both acoustic and electric. (Sub-genre within the category "Pop" is so wide that I work with lots different, tho…)

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Recently moved to fully ITB set up, centered around Slate Raven MTi. ProTools HD 12 as my main tool, but I also work with Logic, Ableton Live, and Digital Performer. Plug-ins I use are UAD, Waves, McDSP, SlateDigital, Softube, etc., etc. Time to time, I go back to analog summing but Waves NLS and SlateDigital VCC serves the purpose for now.

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

  14. A: I glue sounds. This is a really tough question. Such a cliché but I'd say "What song calls for". Clarity and isolation of instruments, while maintaining connection between them. Heavy and tight bottom, with dense but clear mid range.

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Terms Of Service

All services are negotiable and usually finalized by formal agreement via both parties. (Mixing/Mastering services include two free revisions, additional revisions available with hourly rate)

GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • Sia
  • Alessia Cara
Gear Highlights
  • ProTools Ultimate
  • Slate Raven MTi
  • Waves
  • Slate Digital
  • McDSP
  • Softube
  • Soundtoys
  • etc. ATC SCM20SL powered by Bryston3B through Acoustic Revive cables.
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  • Ugh, COVID-19... Let's make MORE music - I'll throw in 80% off.Mar 18, 2020

    It's tough for music (or art in general) makers. 


    So, should we stop making music? No, this is a great time to make MORE music!


    I hope my 80% off the regular rate for those affected by COVID-19 can encourage you to keep working on the creation. 


    Hit me up. Let's explore all possible options!


    -ST

  • CliffLight/ SatisfyNov 06, 2015

    The band CliffLight released their new single Satisfy premiered on Earmilk site. 

    http://www.earmilk.com/?p=253001
    Mixed by me, fully ITB and both online/onLocation mixing process. 
    See the details of mixing process here

  • Electro Pop Duo MISS GEO released new EP "Shapes" mixed by SohtaMay 14, 2015

    A new EP of a Boston based Electro-Pop duo MISS GEO hit the market this spring 2015. Sohta mixed the entire EP. 

  • Electro Pop Duo released new EP "Shapes" mixed by SohtaMay 14, 2015

    Boston based electro pop duo released a new EP "Shapes". 

    Sohta mixed entire EP.