Yesterday, I had the pleasure of touring possibly the most amazing recording studio in the world.
How did I get here??
Rewind to last month: Just out of curiosity.. I logged in to my United Airlines account to see how many miles I had, and to my surprise they expired at the end of the year! (if you had continental one pass miles – they are now united points… and they have a very short lifespan)
Without thinking too much about it, I booked a flight to Tokyo.
Sony Studios was definitely on the top of my list for things to see while I’m out here.
When I called them, I couldn’t communicate well enough to make an appointment. So I google mapped the studio, hopped on the Oedo line and found the studio.
Turned down.. Could’nt make it past the front desk.
Luckily my room-mate at the hostel is Japanese. And she was kind enough to call the studio and make an appointment for me. Thank you Nobue.
I met with a very welcoming team of people- Yumi Hanada (studio manager), Hiroya Takayama (recording engineer), and Noriko Fukushima (mastering engineer). They gave me the grand tour, the facility was incredible. I really felt like home.
Enough backstory.. Here are the pictures.