Shuta Shinoda

Awards Winning Prod/Mixer/Eng

25 Reviews (25 Verified)
Shuta Shinoda on SoundBetter

MPG Awards 2021 Won-Breakthrough Engineer of the Year along with 5 nominations MPG Awards 2020 three nominations Mercury Prize 2020 Nominated (Anna Meredith) Mercury Prize2015 Nominated (Ghost Poet) SAY Award 2020 Nominated (Anna Meredith) SAY Award 2018 Nominated (Babe) SAY Award2016 Won (Anna Meredith)

*I manage to keep my mixing rate very affordable in Soundbetter by using my spare time for mixing. However, No Compromise!

* I always mix with analog gears, API desk along with many studio classic outboards, such as Neve 33609, GML8200, SSL G-Comp, UREI, etc,etc.

*I am happy to send you a showreel, Just ask :-)

* I always allow for as many revisions as needed; I will keep refining until everyone is happy. I love feedback and view mixing as a collaborative process.

* Rate includes final 44.1k 24b WAV master & unmastered full-resolution mix with headroom. Can include 2 alternate prints (inst + acca) free of charge; additional mixes incur cost. Can provide stems for $30/song.

* I am open to all-in discounts for multiple-song projects - reach out and we can discuss the details of what you need done and find a way to collaborate!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

25 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Will P.

    Shuta was a breeze to work with, he completed the job to a very high standard and wasn't satisfied until we were 100% happy with the results.

    Highly recommend!

  2. Review by Pascal Orzabal

    Shuta was great to work with and very easy to collaborate back and forth with too! Highly recommend working with Shuta!

  3. Review by Vigi l.

    Shuta is a very talented mixing engineer
    hope to work with him again!

  4. Review by Tristan T.

    Shuta is an extremely nice, skilled and professional engineer! He recorded my vocals to a very high quality and was excellent at making me feel comfortable in our recording session. The process ran very smoothly and he sent me the vocals back very quickly. Highly recommend!

  5. Review by AgnesKong

    Shuta is super professional, he really knows how to make my song goes to the next level and knows how to communicate efficiently! Thank you so much for making my song sounds so clean. I definitely looking forward to work with him again!

  6. Review by No New Lovers

    Shuta took my mix and gave it more life! He added depth and spacing that I could not achieve on my own. I can't wait to hear what he does on my next one!

  7. Review by Jake
    by Jake

    Shuta is a genius! He makes fantastic jobs! This is my third time working with him and I'll do it again in the future! :)

  8. Review by Steve J.

    Great working with Shuta. He provided an excellent mix that really lifted the track.

  9. Review by Jake
    by Jake

    Don't hesitate to hire Shuta for your musical projects! He's a great professional.

  10. Review by Jake
    by Jake

    Shuta is a great professional. Good communication. I will always recommend him.

  11. Review by john s.

    Shuta had great understanding and vision. A real pleasure to work with!

  12. Review by Guillaume S.

    Shuta is a great mixing engineer. He always make sure he understands the right direction before jumping in the mix by asking for references and details. He is also really respectful of the already existing work and starts from the vision embedded in the track. He then uses his many skills to sublime it, bringing it to another level. Working with Shuta is very rewarding.

  13. Review by jabelle l.

    Extremely grateful to have discovered Shuta. His mixes are uniquely emotive, lively and cinematic. Could not have asked for anything better. He is also very patient and I could see the amount of care, time and precision that is involved in his techniques. Thank you so much once again Shuta!

  14. Review by Brian
    by Brian

    Shuta made my song sound incredible. His attention to detail is astonishing. He has amazing ears for mixing and such is a great communicator. So happy to have found him! Highly recommend!

  15. Review by Alex Rubin

    Shuta is incredibly professional, prompt, and receptive to feedback. The mixing and mastering work helped take my project to another level, and I'm so happy with the results. I'd absolutely work with Shuta in the future, and provide the strongest of recommendations for you to do so!

  16. Review by Ben H.
    by Ben H.

    Shuta was a pleasure to work with, I could tell he really listened and took on board my mixing notes as the mix that he provided fit the vision that I had in my mind for the track. The end result was a mix that had clarity, punch and teeming with character. I work completely in the box and Shuta gave my track analogue warmth and removed a lot of the digital sheen that comes with working in the box.

    I highly recommend him and I will definitely be a returning client :)

  17. Review by Guillaume S.

    Everytime I ask Shuta to master one of our track, I receive only praise of his work. On top of his engineering talent, He is a great person to work with.

  18. Review by Kori H.

    Shuta was great to work with. Very receptive to revisions and setting the stage for the song to be the best version it can possibly be.

  19. Review by Michael E.

    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.

  20. Review by David A.

    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!

Interview with Shuta Shinoda

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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”

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: Their final vision,

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

  6. A: Tell them what kind of sound you are looking for, and make sure your producer is on the same page.

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

  8. A: Studer A80 multitrack recorder. AKG C12. Neve 1084 Retro 176 Eventide H3000

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

  10. 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

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: Beck, I admire His unstoppable creativity and various productions throughout his whole career.

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. A: Indie, Electric Stuff, Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Shaping the sound that no one would do. Making a sound as musical as possible.

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

  20. A: Momentum. liveliness.

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

  22. A: Record the basic foundation on my 2inch 16track Studer A80 MKI. The rest is easy.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. 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

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

  26. A: Unusual, weird, characterful sound. I tend not to have a clean, straight sound in my production.

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

  28. A: I do mixing, recording, and producing.

  29. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  30. A: John Webber from Air studio mastering. He mastered some of my works.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Analog. I can work much quicker and the result is more pleasant.

Concrete Pony by Ghostpoet

I was the Recording, Mixing, co producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around times vary, but usually no longer than 10days.
Mix revision up to twice.

GenresSounds Like
  • Hot Chip
  • Spiritualized
  • Ghostpoet
Gear Highlights
  • Studer A80
  • SSL E series
  • Neve V66
  • API the Box
  • UREI
  • Neumann/Telefunken U47
  • RCA44BX Royer
  • Altec
  • API
  • RetroInstrument
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  • Lucy Rose and GhostpoetFeb 11, 2016

     Ghostpoet single is premiered on the guardian. Lovely Lucy Rose sang over the juicy track.

  • Atomic Bomb! BandFeb 11, 2016

    Had a session for this super group
    “Atomic Bomb! Band” consist of
    Pat (LCD Soundsystem)
    Money Mark (the Beastie Boys)
    Alexis (Hotchip)
    Sinkane (of Montreal)
    + they had many special guests the like of
    David Byrne (Talking Head). Damon(Blur), Ghostpoet and more.

    well, Obviously not everyone is gathering, but it should be a big fun.

  • Mercury Prize Nomination!Feb 11, 2016

    Mercury Prize

    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

  • BanksFeb 09, 2016

    Mixing BANKS‘s track
    Sweet vocal as expected.

  • Baio from Vampire WeekendFeb 09, 2016

    Making a new single for Baio (Chris from Vampire Weekend)
    So far so good

  • Yak, Spiritualized and HotchipFeb 09, 2016

    Good Music with Good People
    Alexis (Hotchip),
    John Coxon(spring heeled jack, Spiritualized)