Unamas Label in English

Unamas Label in English / This is the information site regarding High Definition & Surround Music productions.




-Mick Sawaguchi C.E.O

Mick Sawaguchi BIO 2013

Mick (Masaki) Sawaguchi graduated in 1971 in electronics from the Chiba Institute of Technology and joined the Broadcasting Engineering Department of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) as an engineer. At 80’s, era, He was already a highly respected figure, both within NHK and in the Audio Engineering Society, having been an officer in the Japanese section since 1989. He has been taken a practical surround production workshop on his own [SURROUND –TERAKOYA] since 2002.Now it has 85th work shop. (http://surroundterakoya.blogspot.jp/)


He retired NHK2005 as MD of Program production Dep. After that

He established his own Music Label, which is [UNAMAS]. It was an early Boutique music label in JAPAN by HD (Hi Resolution recording and production with surround) .One of his label production [REI-MEI] has awarded a best Hi-Res recording album2013 by JAPRS Best Music recording award.

Currently, He is president of Mick Sound Lab. All Labels are Hi-Reso Download by e-onkyo music or hqm-store site.


Also, He has a surround design class at TOKYO UNIVERCITY of Art and Nagoya University of Arts. Many published regarding surround sound productions as Japan, China and Korea. He often takes a time to have surround production workshop or seminar in ASIA. They give a nickname of him as [SURROUND SHOGUN].



Mick has contributed to many AES Conferences, presenting several papers on surround sound mixing and microphone techniques since 1991.


In 2002 he was awarded a Fellowship of the AES for his outstanding contributions on surround sound recording and mixing for broadcasting.

Awarded an ABU Best Paper at 2004 as surround broadcasting program production.

2005,Awarded a Surround master by JAS

2009,Awarded an AES JAPAN AWARD as his Contribution of Surround Terakoya activity.

2012awarded a study of evaluation of home theater surround by JAS.


AES/SMPTE conference Dtorote1991;

AES Convention NY (Study of HDTV Surround Production) -1993;

AES Convention Copenhagen (HDTV DRAMA Composite MIX) – 1996;

AES Convention LA (Multichannel Workshop) – l996;

AES Convention NY (Multichannel Session Chair) – 1997.

AES Convention Munich (Multichannel production for Radio Drama)-1998.

AES Convention N.Y (Multichannel POP Music Workshop Chair)-1999.

IBS/IBC Surround mini conference Amsterdam (Surround mixing technique)-2000

AES 19th Conference Elmau (Hands on seminar)-2001.

AES Convention LA (Stereo-surround miking workshop)-2002


1st INT surround seminar in china 2004

AES surround workshop in N.Y 2005

2nd surround workshop in china 2006

AES 28TH conference Sweden surround sound for education 2006

CCTV Surround workshop 2007


Media Corp Surround workshop Singapore 2008

Dolby Beijing surround workshop 2010

STAR-TV Surround workshop India 2010

KASA Music Surround seminar Korea 2010

KOBA Broadcast surround production Seminar 2010

Taipei D-TV Sound workshop 2011

KOBA Broadcast Surround mixing Seminar 2012

KBS SURROUND WORKSHOP for London Olympic 2012

EBS Surround seminar Korea 2013

Taipei D-TV Sound workshop 2013

2005 Mick Sawaguchi & Elliot Scheiner RME G-FELLOW AWARD