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Gregory Germain

Born and raised in France, Gregory fell in love with Japanese music and culture from a very young age. He jumped into the Japanese music industry in 2007 starting as a runner then moved to Greenbird Studio in 2008 where he started his career as an assistant engineer.
After a few years assisting the best engineers and producers he started his first engineer works with various artists.
Then in 2011, he joined the production team DIGZ as an in-house engineer.
As an in-house recording and mixing engineer, he has been involved in numerous Jpop to Kpop recordings as well as international co-writing sessions. In addition to his music production experience, his language skills (fluent in Japanese, English, and French) have allowed him to travel all over the world for special training with top rated sound engineers like “Mix with the Masters” with Tony Maserati in 2015. He’s also acting as the Tokyo community leader of the famous plugin manufacturer Waves.

Né en France, Gregory Germain grandit bercé par la culture japonaise et tombe sous le charme de sa scène musicale dès son plus jeune âge.

À l’âge de 20 ans, il part pour le Japon afin de poursuivre son rêve, devenir ingénieur du son. 
Il intègre une école spécialisée ou il étudiera pendant deux ans, son diplôme en poche, il décroche rapidement un poste d’assistant au studio Greenbird.
Cette expérience lui permettra de se former auprès de nombreux artistes majors, producteurs dans tous les styles confondus. Trilingue en Français, Japonais et Anglais, ses capacités linguistiques lui permettront de travailler avec des artistes japonais mais aussi internationaux. 
En 2011, il intègre l’équipe de production Digz en tant qu’ingénieur maison et prend en charge une grande partie des enregistrements, mixage des chansons crées par l’équipe couronnée par deux Japan Record Awards. Non-content de se conforter dans son rôle d’ingénieur il manage également le studio privé DCH en assurant la maintenance technique, l’acoustique des lieux mais aussi développe sa propre clientèle.
En 2015 il est sélectionné pour participer au workshop “Mix with the Masters” au studio la Fabrique, en Provence ou il perfectionne ses techniques de mixage avec le célèbre mixer New-Yorkais Tony Maserati. 
Aujourd’hui, il poursuit sa carrière de mixer et ingénieur du son, mais collabore également pour la prestigieuse marque de plug-ins audio WAVES dont il assure l’animation de la communauté Tokyoïte en partageant son savoir auprès des divers acteurs du monde de l’audio.

Def Will
Bananalemon
Miyano Mamoru
Passepied
JUJU
MINMI
Sato Kodai
Mrs Green Apple
FLOWBACK
AYACA
D-LITE (from BigBang)
MAY'S
Dean Fujioka
FAKY
PKCZ
100%
The Manray
Mukohara Aimi
RIRI
CHIHIRO
Exile Shokichi
Sakamoto Maaya
Itano Tomomi
MYNAME
Block B
Mimori Suzuko
Sky's the Limit
DEEP
Doberman Infinity
Goriki Ayame
Hitoto Yo
Yamashita Tomohisa
Da-Ice
IU
Cliff Edge
Hikasa Yoko
SAY
EXILE
Happiness
YU-A
Katou Kazuki
MUM
RAN
MUFF
Davy Bergier
Sebu Hiroko
The Beat Garden
The Big Hustle
UP10TION
SENBEI
Pink Cres
WEAVER
Shota Aoi
Tiara
Melody Chubak
Handsign
Tonton David
Shionoya Sayaka
Def Will
Bananalemon
Miyano Mamoru
Passepied
JUJU
MINMI
Sato Kodai
Mrs Green Apple
FLOWBACK
AYACA
D-LITE (from BigBang)
MAY'S
Dean Fujioka
FAKY
PKCZ
100%
The Manray
Mukohara Aimi
RIRI
CHIHIRO
Exile Shokichi
Sakamoto Maaya
Itano Tomomi
MYNAME
Block B
Mimori Suzuko
Sky's the Limit
DEEP
Doberman Infinity
Goriki Ayame
Hitoto Yo
Yamashita Tomohisa
Da-Ice
IU
Cliff Edge
Hikasa Yoko
SAY
EXILE
Happiness
YU-A
Katou Kazuki
MUM
RAN
MUFF
Davy Bergier
Sebu Hiroko
The Beat Garden
The Big Hustle
UP10TION
SENBEI
Pink Cres
WEAVER
Shota Aoi
Tiara
Melody Chubak
Handsign
Tonton David
Shionoya Sayaka
Def Will
Bananalemon
Miyano Mamoru
Passepied
JUJU
MINMI
Sato Kodai
Mrs Green Apple
FLOWBACK
AYACA
D-LITE (from BigBang)
MAY'S
Dean Fujioka
FAKY
PKCZ
100%
The Manray
Mukohara Aimi
RIRI
CHIHIRO
Exile Shokichi
Sakamoto Maaya
Itano Tomomi
MYNAME
Block B
Mimori Suzuko
Sky's the Limit
DEEP
Doberman Infinity
Goriki Ayame
Hitoto Yo
Yamashita Tomohisa
Da-Ice
IU
Cliff Edge
Hikasa Yoko
SAY
EXILE
Happiness
YU-A
Katou Kazuki
MUM
RAN
MUFF
Davy Bergier
Sebu Hiroko
The Beat Garden
The Big Hustle
UP10TION
SENBEI
Pink Cres
WEAVER
Shota Aoi
Tiara
Melody Chubak
Handsign
Tonton David
Shionoya Sayaka

Heavily influenced by UK Trip Hop in his youth, he also went through a very eclectic journey melting R&B, Pop Music, Indie rock Bands… His recording approach is orthodox to keep more freedom in the mixing process. He also created his own mixing approach called “Multi Vive Processing”.

Multi Vibe Processing
The “Multi Vibe Processing” is a mixing method to create harmonic saturation, attitude and vibe by using a combination multiple layers of compression, analog, and digital tools.
Merging the beauty of the analog and the convenience of digital tools, the strongest point of this technique is its’ fast and easy to recall to keep up the speed with a modern industry that is always looking for multiple revises and versions.

My philosophy

Always looking for new inspirations, not only in music but in the whole global culture to keep techniques and ideas fresh. Being able to speak different languages is a gift and helps me to absorb more and more skills from all over the world so I can not only influence the Japanese market but also share what I learned from the Japanese market with the global one.