Busy mixing engineer Satoshi Mark Noguchi has been working up a storm around Hollywood. After just under a decade in Los Angeles, the Seattle native’s list of credits suggest that he does more mixing than sleeping. Currently working on a number of film scores for the likes of Rob Simonsen, Nathan Whitehead, and Joe Trapanese, Noguchi relies on Manley Labs gear to inject life into the mix.
“I’m a big fan of the Massive Passive across the orchestra buss, and the Variable MU on stereo mixes,” says Noguchi. “A big part of my approach to mixing is to bring life, depth, and dimension into the music, and running mixes through the natural harmonics of tubes really seems to make them come alive. I love the soul in Manley gear.”
Noguchi’s first exposure to Manley gear came while working at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica. “”I was a part of many great projects, and a lot of the experience I bring to my work comes from my time there,” Noguchi observes. During his time at Remote Control, Noguchi assisted noted composer Alan Meyerson, another long-time fan of Manley’s Massive Passive and Variable MU Limiter/Compressor.
Some of Satoshi Mark Noguchi’s more recent mix work can be heard on Bret McKenzie’s playful tunes in “Muppets Most Wanted.”His mix on the score for the Dave Green/Relativity Media sci-fi adventure “Earth To Echo” will be in theaters this summer.