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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
Open9AM – 6PM
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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ConsoleStuder 928/48
Pro Tools System
Pro Tools Ultimate 2021.12
Mac mini(8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, Apple M1 chip)
ProTools HDX+HD I/O 32*32Analog system
Sonnet Technologies ECHO-3D-TB3(Desktop 3-slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Expansion Chassis)
Monitor AMPBryston4B (Ray Audio Custom)
ThomannS-7mk2
Monitor SpeakerGenelec1034B
Studio Listening SpeakerLine6StageSource L3t
Small Monitor SpeakerFocalSM9
YAMAHANS10M
MSP7
ReverbLexicon480L
AKGBX20E1
EMT140
DelayRolandSDE3000
HA&EQNEVE1073×10
GML8304
8200
API512c×4
550b×2
550A(Vintage)×2
560×2
CHANDLER LIMITEDTG CHANNEL×2
MillenniaHV-3D-8
Compressordbx160A×2
EMPIRICAL LABDistressor×4
Urei1176×3
NEVE33609/B
TUBETECHCL1B
CHANDLER LIMITEDTG1
RETRO176
UNIVERSAL AUDIOLA-2A
MicrophoneSHURESM57×8
SM58×2
PGA56×2
KSM8
AKGD112×2
C414EB×4
C414 XL Ⅱ×2
C451EB×2
C452EB×2
YAMAHASUBKICK
SENNHEISERMD421×6
e906
audiotechnicaATM25
NEUMANNU-47fet
U47fet Vintage
U-67
U67 Vintage×2
U-87i×6
U-87Ai×2
U-47TUBE
Coles4038×2
TelefunkenM82
EarthworksQTC-40(Matched Pair)×2
ROYERR121×2
SF-12
SONYC800G
ElectrovoiceRE20
beyerdynamicM160
M201 TG×2
Direct BOXCountrymanType85×2
RadialJDI×2
DVD PlayerSONYBDZ1100
CD PlayerMarantzSA8004
PianoFAZIOLIF278 (*When you use it, We will charge a tuning fee separately.)
Guitar AmpFenderSuper Sonic 22 Combo
FRIEDMANBE-50 DELUXE
TWO ROCKSensor 100w
Bass AmpFenderBassman 100T Head +410 NEO
AmpegSVT-3PRO+SVT810E
DrumsLudwigKick(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”)
ZildjianHi Hat
Crash(19”)(17”)
Ride(21”)
Leslie Speaker147RV

PLUGIN LIST TAGO STUDIO Plug-in list

AvidAAX 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 EaseAltiverb 7 Regular
WavesMercury Native Bundle
SSL 4000 Collection Native
SoundToysTDM Effects Bundle
AntaresAuto-Tune 7 Native
CelemonyMelodyne Editor 2
Sonnox OxfordFlexble Bundle
McDSPEverything Pack HD v5
WaveMachineLabsDrumagog 5 Platinum
UNIVERSAL AUDIOOCTO ULTIMATE4
FabFilterMixing bundle
SoftubeFET 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. Instagram 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