Hi-end Mastering Service from Japan.
Hello. My name is Masaoki Moroishi. Thank you for your interest in my profile page.
I have been working as a mastering engineer for 7 years now, and have engaged in about 100 titles release per year.I provide mastering service using high end equipment.
My motto is provide “mastering that anyone can use”
A trial mastering will be provided for free of charge. So feel free to ask me.
After receiving an order, I would like to discuss the schedule, direction of the sound you want make, and then the mastering work will be done. Basically adjustment of sound within one week after mastering work is made, will be made free of charge.
Digital Plugin Mastering: US$35 per song
Analog Gear mastering: US$100 per song
The sound sample uploaded was mastered by analog mastering method.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Moroishi Masaoki
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Majority of my work is mastering. But sometimes I do recording and mixing for clients who are very close friends of mine.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: By selecting suitable AD/DA converter and cables for the song, then enhance the song effectively with as minimum as possible processing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It is sometimes heat to a song, and somtimes mosture to a song.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is to control texture of a song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly singer-songwriters, rock bands and pop music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A good tip for digital music is, quieter mix will turn out louder product than louder mix.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm proud that my mastering work is natural style.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Antelope Eclipse384 MetricHalo ULN-8 Burl ADC Bettermaker 232pmk2 BlackBoxAnalogDesign HG2
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To bring about a big difference by a small tweak.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will not kill the essence of the music by over processing, but to brush up and enhance the charm of the music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use both, as both have strong points. Just digital nor alalog is good enough.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Now I'm writing a digital book on technique for basic audo production, upon request of a publishing firm.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.