Services

For all sound enthusiasts

Recording

Our PREMIER Engineering team offers the incredible sound quality in both recording and mastering. With over 15 years of production experience, our chief engineer and CEO Ichiro, has established a solid portfolio producing for a wide range of artists, TV commercials, and famous game songs. For example, Final Fantasy, Beat Mania, Dance Dance Revolution, Dangan Ronpa, Pop'n music, DARIUS and so on.

Mixing & Mastering

The PREMIER Mastering Studio is located on a beautiful beachside south of Tokyo. Appearing as a humble studio at first glance, Ichiro Room is packed with a variety of condensed innovations providing the optimum results for your projects. Among these is Altec 612A speaker system for the duties mixing traditional major sounds.

Stage Recording

We also offer the service recording and mastering for your live stage shows and events. We are especially focused on the most professional levels of recording and provide the amazingly dynamic results in 96kHz / 32bit.

PREMIER SOUND FACTORY®

Pursuing Excellence. Making optimum sound a reality.

PREMIER series came about from Ichiro's personal experiences being a sound engineer, mixing and mastering hundreds of songs over the years, and the sound is crafted and mastered to resolve something lacking in software library currently on the market. It is not merely a 96kHz/24bit piece of software, it is a super high res professional sound source.

About Us

PREMIER Engineering Inc. has worked with, and continues to work with, companies such as: UNIVERSAL MUSIC | WARNER MUSIC | SONY MUSIC | AVEX | TOKUMA JAPAN | PONY CANYON | PIONEER | NIPPON COLUMBIA | BRIDGESTONE | SHARP | JOHNSON AND JOHNSON | HONDA | YAMAHA | KONAMI etc

CEO | Engineer So Ichiro


CEO | Engineer So Ichiro

For over 15 years, So Ichiro has been a recording engineer in the country of Japan. Born in the Tokyo, Ichiro began his career as a sound creator with a small music group who performed on city streets and cafes early in his career. After an A&R from famous music label, Tokuma Japan, attend one of his events, Ichiro and his group was later signed to the label. After a successful career releasing several albums, charting on the Oricon charts in Japan, and touring extensively,

Ichiro decided to leave the life of stardom to independently pursue his passion for music engineering. While continuing to put his life into his work, his reputation slowly began to spread further as a super sound enthusiast. During this time, Ichiro also continued building the foundations for his music production software line, RHODES Premier,(now called PREMIER SOUND FACTORY) which he had originally developed early in his career for his own use.

Music is the timeless treasure of mankind. It should never be made with inferior quality instruments.

Throughout any time period, music has always been a big part of people’s lives. Now is no different, as the next generation of artists and talent begin to bloom, it is our pleasure to be able to contribute in our own passionate way and provide people with the tools to further their musical creativity.

PREMIER Engineering Inc.

  •   +81-46-876-9072
  •   +81-46-876-9719
  •   5217-1 Akiya Yokosuka Kanagawa Japan
  •   Founded In 2000
  •   Established In 2012

PREMIER Engineering Team

PREMIER team engineering works

Shibuya Art Festival 2014 Hachiko-Mae main stage

Shibuya, Tokyo

PREMIER team engineered the main stage of big Tokyo out-door festival in front of famous Shibuya station. Several thousand people came.

ichiro's engineering on JAPAN EXPO2013 Main Stage

Paris, France

Engineer ichiro engineered Japanese fashion show on the main stage PA. 18,000 audience people came.

Free Jazz master hands, Cecil Taylor Japan stage

Kyoto 2 stage, and Tokyo stage, Japan

Engineer ichiro engineered all Cecil Taylor's Japan concert, Nov 2013.

2015 Musik Messe Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

PREMIER SOUND FACTORY exhibited at Musik Messe2015, and Los Angeles NAMM Show 2017.

Recording Studio

Ikebukuro, Tokyo

Usually ichiro prefers studio dede, that ichiro helped to build.

PREMIER Engineering Team

Nakano, Tokyo

Ichiro prefers Neve console. This, Volta studio is also his favorite studio.

Live Stage Show in Japanese royal family

Shinagawa, Tokyo

PREMIER team engineered stage show in front of royal family.

Drum Tree Recording

Super high resolution drums rec.

Mixed the classic recording method with the 21st century and digital era of 2016, using the newest and best equipment.

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