Producer and Mixing and Mastering Engineer in Tokyo producing various styles of music over 35 years. Especially sensitive ambient music and Japanese-style music are popular as his own style like no other.
The Japanese Garden playlist uniquely combines Japanese traditional music with pop or modern music.
Ken Sakata sometimes masters it with Tokyo nostalgia flavor by using Japanese low-hi mastering technique. Also, you can purchase his songs on Japanese Garden playlist as royalty-free music.
As a mix and mastering engineer who has worked with a wide range of clients from Brazilian fusion giant Ivan Conti Mamao from Azymuth to some independent labels and artists.
Komei: Dance + Juggling = Daggle, the Contact ball World Champion performance in nature
Anup Shah: African photographer
Nambu Tekki iron ware with modern design and Japanese traditional casting craftworks
This sound logo made a hit in 1985. Dedicated the great commedian Ken Shimura passed away by COVID-19 in 2020. (RIP)
Compare before / after Mastering (0:35)
From the CD album project of “Sazanami” (Ivan Conti Mamao & Akitoshi Aoyama Project)
From the CD album project of “Clarsach” (Masumi Sakaue, Celtic Harper)
This CD was recorded completely dead studio booth. The rich and deep harp’s resonance has been restored by his secret technique. We hope you can feel the brass strings’ vibration.
Japanese pop music production
This song was composed to cheer on athletes in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athene. I was very happy for all musician’s great play, especially groove base line played by Ryuta Sakamoto. This is a typical Japanese pop style song featuring
intro, A verse, B bridge ,”Sabi”, C chor in Japanese, Inter solo and then Ending.
This song was very popular and was used in many stadiums across Japan.