Sohta is a versatile engineer who built a good relationship both in the indie and the mainstream industry in the US and abroad. He is well known in Boston for his swift, precise and personable work etiquette and philosophy. His process is catered specifically to the artist and what that artist is trying to achieve.

"Mixing is like the interior design. You move in to a new house, get furniture, lighting, carpet and such of your choice. Next is to place them in the room. You can do this process by yourself, but leaving it to a professional can take best out of what you got, placing them to where they belong to. Even if you are good at interior design, having other perspective can bring it to the next level."

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Sohta Tsuchiya:

  • Pius Cheung
  • Pius Cheung

Gear highlights

  • ProTools HD12
  • Slate Raven MTi
  • Waves
  • Slate Digital
  • McDSP
  • Softube
  • Soundtoys
  • etc. ATC SCM20SL powered by Bryston3B.

Genres I specialize in

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)

Reviews of Sohta Tsuchiya @Mixer's Hive

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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

  • Listing_thumb_14590101_1260752547308800_3201339012348602108_oover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Listing_thumb_1656118_768857496960_1182696905_nover 1 year agoby

    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!

  • Default-avataralmost 2 years agoby

    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.

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Interview with Sohta Tsuchiya @Mixer's Hive

What do you bring to a song?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop 80%, both acoustic and electric. (Sub-genre within the category "Pop" is so wide that I work with lots different, tho…)
What's your strongest skill?
Dense mix with clarity. I believe these two completely opposite elements can co-exist.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Manny Marroquin, his dense sounds always surprise me and inspire me.
What's your typical work process?
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!
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
80% of my daily work is mixing, 10% mastering and 10% producing.