Moroishi Masaoki

Made in Japan Mastering

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Hi-end and Reasonable Mastering Service from Japan.

Hello.I am Masaoki.
Thank you for your interest in me.

I am a mastering engineer living in Tokyo.
We offer high-end mastering services making full use of AD / DA converter, cable and analog equipment.

As a service
CD Mastering (44.1 kHz 16-bit wav + DDP file)
Master for itunes Mastering (44.1 khz 24 bit file)
HiRez Mastering (Wav file from 48 kHz to 384 kHz)

We are providing high quality, low price services that can only be done in Japan.
Please do not hesitate to contact us as we can try a free trial.
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Interview with Moroishi Masaoki

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

  2. A: I was inspired by the sound mastered by Mr. Greg Calbi at Stering Sound in New York. Actually I visited his studio and took a lecture from him.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Now I'm writing a digital book on technique for basic audo production, upon request of a publishing firm.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: I use both, as both have strong points. Just digital nor alalog is good enough.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I will not kill the essence of the music by over processing, but to brush up and enhance the charm of the music.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: To bring about a big difference by a small tweak.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Customers often ask what is appropriate RMS level. I advise to such a customer that music should be listened by your ears not RMS, then compare the louder version and not too loud version at the same volume.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: It is not a duty of mastreing to increase loudness. Well balanced and well processed music will have louder sound and listeners feel louder as a result.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Even with the same equipment and circumstances, the result of mastering differs engineer by engineer. Therefore, I recommend that a cusotmer to send a song to various engineers for a sample mastering.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Antelope Eclipse384 MetricHalo ULN-8 Burl ADC Bettermaker 232pmk2 BlackBoxAnalogDesign HG2

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I have been working as an independent mastering engineer for 6 years now. I mastered more than 300 tiltls of CD albums in Japan.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I'm proud that my mastering work is natural style.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: A good tip for digital music is, quieter mix will turn out louder product than louder mix.

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

  26. A: Mainly singer-songwriters, rock bands and pop music.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: My strongest skill is to control texture of a song.

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

  30. A: It is sometimes heat to a song, and somtimes mosture to a song.

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

  32. A: By selecting suitable AD/DA converter and cables for the song, then enhance the song effectively with as minimum as possible processing.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Mastering work is being done by taking sound sources into Wevelab from 3 types of AD/DA converters via analog EQ, Compressor and Limitter.

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

  36. A: Majority of my work is mastering. But sometimes I do recording and mixing for clients who are very close friends of mine.


I was the Mastering Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Antelope Eclipse384
  • Burl AD/DA
  • Benchmark DAC2
  • Metrichalo ULN-8
  • HG-2
  • Michelangelo EQ
  • Bettermaker 232pmk2
  • ×2
  • Avalon VT747
  • Dangerous Compressor
  • many haighend cables
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