Shuta Shinoda

Hackney Road Studios/Strongroom


A couple months ago, I was browsing who was going to play at Field day festival 2012. I found a super groovy band ‘Rocketnumbernine’ yes, it is just one word. They sounded so good on youtube, but their gig blew me away. Their groove was just phenomenal! I just spoke to them straight away and now we have just made nine of upper groovy tracks in our studio. Soon, Those will be mastered and released from one of finest record labels(to be announced later).

Rocketnumbernine just played at Fieldday 2012 and is playing at Eat Your Own Ears on 26th July + Caribou DJ set. EYOE!!

Sample preview Click here!


Fairchild 660

I’m happy to announce that I have just added new toy in the equipment collection, arguably the best compressor in the world Fairchild 660!! 

EAUX new record on Morning Ritual Recordings

I was given fresh copies of 7″ new single of EAUX  which it to be released on Morning Ritual Recordings on 18th June. I’m glad to see the release of my work and many articles about them on fine music sites the like of Pitchfork, Mint Magazine, Dummy mag, RCRDLBL and Vice.

Single launch party, EAUX + Cloud Boad + DIGITS + Black Mass(DJ) on 16th June.  Detail Here!


New video directed by Hans Lo_Eaux_No More Power!

Morning RItual Recordings

Motown sounds

I’m currently studying about Motown sound for the sessions later on. I found quite interesting pages.

Seahawks session with Maria Minerva

Two days before the Seahawks session, I just found out the studio had been booked wrong day. Oh no no no, no no no. I called some places but they were too expensive to use. Lucky enough, Electroma studio was available, I begged them to reserve for me. The studio house SSL E series and lovely collection of vintage/modern keyboards the likes of Roland, Moog.

Jon and Pete from Seahawks always bring fine guest musician. Al Doyle(Hot Chip) played the bass, Rob Smoughton (also guest drummer for Hot Chip) and Kenny Dickenson from KT Tunstall. This time they had discovered a female singer Maria Minerva. It mustn’t be wrong microphone choice.  However, the Electroma studio has a fewer mic selection than tinroom studios. Ideally I wanted to use Neumann U87 or Sony C800 to capture female singer’s presence. I brought my Neumann TLM 67, plugged in a Universal Audio LA-610 MKII, Bill Putnam-designed 610 console’s mic pre and T4 opto-compressor like Teletronix LA-2A and bring the vocal signal to SSL for the EQ. I was always curious how the UA mic pre sound like. The mic pre sound warm and round. I dialled a reduction knob at low level to get minimum compression.  The result was good.

Jon went crazy using Eventide Harmoniser for her vocal, tried different preset and record it separate track into Protools. We had very creative and smooth session! 


Maria in Seahawks session