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Address: 5-3 Ara-cho, Takasaki-shi, Gunma 370-0831
Phone: 027-395-0044 Email: love@tagostudio.com

Community Lounge Hours
Open11AM – 8PM
Open year-round(except new year holidays: 12/29-1/3)
*There may be temporary closures. See our homepage for the most up-to-date information.
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CONCEPT

Message from Studio Producer Kunio Tago

In recent years it has become very difficult to secure high-quality recording space. These days, digitally synthesized music has become the standard, but it is my goal to keep alive the culture of live music that perfectly captures human emotion. That’s why I started this recording studio.
To meet the needs of professional artists and producers, we offer high-spec recording facilities with a flexible schedule at a reasonable price. We also host special tours of our recording facilities for local Takasaki junior high and high schools. By giving students the chance to see where their favorite artists record and allowing the students themselves to record their school song right here at the studio, we hope to encourage and support music education and help nurture the next generation of musicians here in Takasaki, “the City of Music.”

Revolutionary Payment Plan

For Professionals (less than 30,000 yen/day)
Studio Name credited in the final product.
The recording artists give Takasaki PR via SNS and other media outlets.
If an artist agrees to give a performance on our local radio station, a mini-concert (Tago Studio Premium Live), or other such special services to Takasaki, we offer the “Special Regional Promotion Plan,” which allows an artist to use our studios for under 30,000 yen per day.
This revolutionary payment plan allows musicians to pay for our services and facilities not with money, but with their very music. (The normal fee is 100,000 yen/day)

Convenient Location for Artists

Tago Studio is very accessible. Takasaki City is only 1 hour from Tokyo, making transportation for recording artists and staff incredibly easy.

Facilities

Address: 5-3 Ara-cho, Takasaki, Gunma (5-minute walk from Takasaki Station)
Uses: 1F: Recording Studio, 2F: Office / Reception / Community Lounge
Size: 569 m2 (1F 282 m2, 2F 287 m2)
Established by: Takasaki City
Maintenance: Public Interest Incorporated Association, Takasaki Foundation
Director: Kunio Tago
Support: Radio Takasaki, Inc.


Kunio Tago

Kunio Tago

Composer, Music Producer / Director, Tago Studio Takasaki

Born in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture September 4, 1973. Mr. Tago has played in bands since he was a student and was heavily influenced by American rock music. At that time, he became a household name among anyone in the local music scene, sweeping every music contest held in the area before moving to Tokyo for the next step in his musical career. While moving forward with his solo career, sending his demo tape to various record labels, he also worked with artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, hitomi, Every Little Thing, Ko Shibasaki, and AKB48 to produce a great number of big hits. In 2008, a song he produced called "home” made its debut with the singer Yusaku Kiyama on NHK's Kohaku Uta Gassen TV program. Mr. Tago constantly strives to unearth and nurture new talent through his work as director at Tago Studio Takasaki, his first-ever attempt at running a professional recording studio.

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EQUIPMENTS

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GEARS & OPTIONS TAGO STUDIO 機材リストclose

Console Studer 928/48
Pro Tools System Mac Pro 6Core,Dual GPC 3.5GHz 6Core Intel Xeon E5prosessor
Pro Tools 10 & 12 ProTools HDX+HD I/O 32*32Analog system
Magma ExpressBox 3TThunderBolt to PCI ExpressBus 3 Slot
Monitor AMP Bryaston4B (Ray Audio Custom)
Monitor Speaker Genelec 1034B
Studio Listening Speaker Line6 StageSource L3t
Small Monitor Speaker YAMAHA NS10M
MSP7
Genelec 1031
Reverb Lexicon 480L
EMT 140 TUBE
AKG BX20E1
Delay Roland SDE3000
HA&EQ NEVE 1073 × 10
GML 8304
8200
Portico 5024
API 512c × 4
550b × 2
550A(Vintage) × 2
560 × 2
CHANDLER LIMITED TG CHANNEL × 2
Compressor dbx 160A × 2
EMPIRICAL LAB Distressor × 4
Urei 1176 × 3
NEVE 33609/B
TUBETECH CL1B
CHANDLER LIMITED TG1
MANLEY STEREO VARIABLE MU LIMITER / COMPRESSOR
RETRO 176
UNIVERSAL AUDIO Model LA2A
Microphone SHURE SM57 × 8
SM58 × 2
AKG D112 × 2
C414EB × 4
C414XL II × 2
C451EB × 2
C452EB × 2
YAMAHA SUBKICK
SENNHEISER MD421 × 6
e906
audiotechnica ATM25
NEUMANN U-47fet × 2
U-67 × 2
U-87i × 6
U-87Ai × 2
U-47TUBE
Earthworks QTC-40(Matched Pair) × 2
ROYER R121 × 2
Coles Electroacoustics 4038 × 2
SONY 800G
Brauner VM1
Electrovoice RE20
Direct BOX Countryman Type85 × 2
Radial JDI × 2
DVD Player SONY BDZ1100
CD Player Marantz SA8004
Piano FAZIOLI F278 (※ご利用の際には、調律費が別途かかります。)
Guitar Amp Fender Super Sonic 22 Combo
Bass Amp Fender Bassman 100T Head +410 NEO
Ampeg SVT-3PRO+SVT810E
Drums Ludwig Kick(24")(22")
F.Tom(16")
Tom(14")(13")(12”)
Snare
Ludwig LM400(14”)
Slingerland(14”)
GRETSCH [New Classic] Kick(22")(20")
F.Tom(16")(14")
Tom(13”)(12”)(10”)
Snare(14”)
Zildjian Hi Hat
Crash(19”)(17”)
Ride(21”)
Leslie Speaker 147RV

PLUGIN LIST TAGO STUDIO プラグイン リスト

Avid AAX PACK
Pro Expander
Pro Compressor
Classic Compressor Bundle
Foucusrite d2/d3
Impact
JOEMEEK Bundle
Pro Limiter
Pultec Bundle
Reel Tape Suite
Reverb ONE
Smack
Eleven
X-form
Audio Ease Altiverb 7 Regular
Waves Mercury Native Bundle
SSL 4000 Collection Native
SoundToys TDM Effects Bundle
Antares Auto-Tune 7 Native
Celemony Melodyne Editor 2
Sonnox Oxford Flexble Bundle
McDSP Everything Pack HD v5
WaveMachineLabs Drumagog 5 Platinum
UNIVERSAL AUDIO OCTO ULTIMATE4
FabFilter Mixing bundle
Softube FET Compressor
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LOUNGE

The second floor of Tago Studio is a lounge that is free for anyone to use. We sell coffee and other drinks there, as well as delicious gelato. It’s a great place to relax in between recording sessions, if you are an artist using our facilities. We even have a kids’ space, so feel free to bring your children when you visit us. twitter

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Cooperating Partner Companies
Matsumura Nyugyo, Inc. / Hotel Koko Gran Takasaki / Ninosawa-kai Medical Corporation / Ishida Kenzai Kogyo, Inc.
*The order of this is random