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Professor Hideki Isoda

Hideki Isoda (b. 1970 - Yokohama, Japan)

Emmy nominated producer, composer, and educator, Professor Hideki Isoda has had a musical career since early 90s. He grew up in Japan playing piano, guitar, and saxophone from an early age, and studied abroad at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he began composing a range of commercial music. He wrote original soundtracks for NHK Japan, PBS, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, and many other high profile companies and special events such as Atlanta and Nagano Olympics for their TV programs and commercials. As a versatile classical and jazz instrumentalist, he performed on stages and in studios around the world. Also as a tonmeister, Hideki recorded and produced countless albums of renowned musicians. His passion and vast knowledge in technology had brought innovations such as the development of audio streaming technology in the mid 90s, and then the creation of StringPedagogy.com in 2001, which was one of the first music e-learning websites utilizing video streaming technology. He previously served as Associate Dean of Technology and Distance Learning at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney for over five years, and is currently on the faculty of Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea, where he teaches interdisciplinary subjects. His research projects including the award winning “Circling Around” film series explore the correlations between music and happiness.

Hideki Isoda



Hideki Isoda
Music Producer, Composer, and Educator

Experienced as: Classical and Jazz Instrumentalist, Tonmeister, Filmmaker, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Software Developer, and Entrepreneur

Professor of Music
Sookmyung Women's University (Seoul, Korea)

RIAX Corporation

Research & Development Areas
Music Informatics:
Design of Next Generation Music Production
3D Sound Simulation in Psychoacoustics
Artificial Intelligence for Music Recognition
Design of E-Learning Applications for Music
Film Making for Music Education

Other Interests
Satellite Ham Radio
Scuba Diving
Hand-Drip Coffee

Indiana University 1990-1998

Recent Awards
Emmy Award nomination
International Videographer Award
OMNI Intermedia Award
Horizon Interactive Award
Accolade Award
The Communicator Award
Hermes Creative Award

Favorite Instruments & Tools
Main Instruments: Fender Stratocaster, NI Komplete Kontrol S88
Main Software: Avid Pro Tools, Avid Media Composer, Adobe CC, ActiveState Komodo IDE
Main Camera: Nikon D800 + Gitzo GT3542LS + Sachtler FSB4
Other Equipment: DPA 4006A, Schoeps MK22, Neumann U87 Ai, Mogami Cables, Apogee Ensemble, MacBook Pro, Dynaudio BM12 mkIII, Yamaha MSP5 Studio, Sony MDR-7520, AKG K712 Pro, Leatherman Skeletool CX, LED LENSER M1

Featured Works

PBS Documentary "Circling Around"
A film by Hideki Isoda

Circling Around by Hideki Isoda


Galia Arad "Sand in your bed"
Produced by Hideki Isoda

Galia "Sand in your bed" CD Produced by Hideki Isoda

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StringPedagogy DVD Edition
Developed by Hideki Isoda

StringPedagogy 2008 DVD-ROM



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