Free drink at Mercury prize party was a bit of bonus.
Well done Ghostpoet.
Congrat Benjamin, he is super nice and well deserved.
I’m glad being a part of it
MPG Awards 2020 Nominated “Recording Engineer of the Year” “Breakthrough Engineer of the Year” “Studio of the Year”~ Mercury Prize2015 Nominated (Ghost Poet)~ SAY Award2016 Won (Anna Meredith)~ SAY Award 2018 Nominated (Babe)~
The studios consist of vintage consoles the likes of SSL E series, Neve66 series and API.
Most of my recordings are recorded onto my Studer A80 2”16tracks tape recorder.
I always work analogue style, I find it easier and quicker thisway.
Currently, I’m working for
Ghost Poet album(2020), Jehnny Beth’s (a singer of Savages) solo projects(2020) Go-Kart Mozart album(2020)
My Recent Clients
Spiritualized, Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor, Digitalism, Daughter, Ghost Poet, Anna Meredith, Haley Bonar, Jehnny Beth(Savages), Red Snapper, Mixhell(Soulwax), Joseph J Jones, Philip Selway (Radiohead), YAK, Atomic Bomb! Band, Go-Kart Mozart, Neil Hagerty & Howling hex (ex-Royal Trux), Simon Dine(Paul Weller’s producer) Tim Goldsworthy (LCD Soundsystem, UNKLE, Massive Attack Producer)
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
7 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Shuta Shinoda
Shuta was great to work with from start to finish. He was working with recordings that were made under lockdown constraints and managed to overcome the challenges, and maintain the vibe. He was highly communicative throughout. Recommend.
Shuta is an absolute beast behind the board! The mix you will get is top of the line and authentic. He has excellent ears and helped out with all of my requests,while creating the perfect mix and master for my track. I can't tell you how pleased I am with he result. Stop looking and hire Shuta, you will not be disappointed!
I really enjoyed of working with Shuta, he made my production sounding much better, also he really listen to my revisions.
Personally definitely a recommendation.
Shuta is great to work with and lovely warm soft sounds coming out of his analogue set up.
Shuta did wonders again. It was a smooth process all along, even when our directions were a bit unclear. I would recommend working with Shuta as he delivered a professional, yet personal and subjective mix while understanding what we had in mind.
Shuta is a great professional. He's very quick and effective, working hard in order to get the best result. He's always taking care of the details. I will definitely work with him again.
Shuta is a great mixing engineer with a keen sense of space and brightness. He listened carefully to the influences and the ideas we had for our song and helped us achieve the result we were hoping for. Not only is he able to follow direction but he also makes creative suggestions of high quality. For our project, he took a pile of messy audio tracks and made it into a polished song where all fits together.
Interview with Shuta Shinoda
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: John Webber from Air studio mastering. He mastered some of my works.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. I can work much quicker and the result is more pleasant.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Hot Chip “A Bathful of Ecstasy” Ghost Poet “I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep“ “Shedding Skin” (Mercury Prize Nominated) Anna Meredith “Varmints” (SayAward Won) “FIBS” Jehnny Beth “ To Love Is to Live” Daughter “If You Leave” Spiritualized “And Nothing Hurt”
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Their final vision,
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell them what kind of sound you are looking for, and make sure your producer is on the same page.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Studer A80 multitrack recorder. AKG C12. Neve 1084 Retro 176 Eventide H3000
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 2001-2002 Studied Audio Engineering in London 2003 Started working at a studio in Tokyo 2005 Came back to London and started working in a studio 2010-Current, Freelance, work in a various studios
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Beck, I admire His unstoppable creativity and various productions throughout his whole career.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mixing tip - Try to find a core element in a song (each sections) and make it standout, the rest can be spread around it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie, Electric Stuff, Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Shaping the sound that no one would do. Making a sound as musical as possible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Momentum. liveliness.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Record the basic foundation on my 2inch 16track Studer A80 MKI. The rest is easy.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Console SSL E series desk, Neve V66 desk, API the Box. Mic Pre’s and Channel Strips Altec Vintage 1591a (x2) API 512c Pre-amp (x2) Focusrite ISA215 (Stereo) Neve 33135 pre/EQ (x2) OSA MP1 mutant pre amp Purple Biz Mic Pre (x2) Rupert Neve 5012 Sonic Farm Berliner (Based on TelefunkenV76) OverStayer Modular channel 8755DS EQ A-Design HMEQ2 Hammer API 550 (x2) API 560 EQ (x2) API 550b EQ (x2) Capi VP26 Capi VP50 Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 Focusrite ISA 215 (Stereo) GML 8200 OverStayer Modular channel 8755DS Neve 33135 pre/EQ (x2) Maag EQ2 (x2) Compressor API 527 (x2) Altec Vintage 1591a (x2) DBX 165 DBX 118 Empirical Labs Distressor EL8XM OverStayer Modular channel 8755DS Manley Elop Dual Limiter Neve 33609c (x2) Retro Instrument 176 Spectra Sonics 610 Complimiter SSL G Series Stereo Buss Compressor Universal Audio 1176 Urei 1176 Urei 1178 Warm Audio WA2 Effect Alesis Midiverb4 AMS RXM16 500 Eventide H3000 D/SE Roland Space Echo R201 Roland SRV2000 Yamaha D1500 Yamaha Rev7 Yamaha SPX990 AKG D112 AKG D16 AKG 414 (x2) AKG C12VR AKG 451B (x2) (Matched stereo pair) Audio Technica ATM25 Audio Technica AT4081 (Ribbon) Audix D2 Audix D6 BeyerDynamics M88 TG Cadenza Ribbon Mic Coles 4040 (x2) Electro Voice RE20 Flea 12 (x2) Flea 47 Vintage Neumann TLM103 Neumann U87 P48 Neumann KM84 (x2) Neumann M147 Tube RCA 44BX Royer Labs R-122 Sennheiser 604 (x4) Sennheiser 419 (x2) Sennheiser 421 (x2) Sennheiser 441 Shure SM57 (x5) Shure SM57 Beta STC 4021 (Ball and Biscuit) STC 4038 (x2) STC 4106
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Unusual, weird, characterful sound. I tend not to have a clean, straight sound in my production.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mixing, recording, and producing.