Ichiro Suezawa (ICHI) is a singer-songwriter and producer in Los Angeles, California. He is signed with Warner Chapell Music as an exclusive songwriter. He has worked with world class artists such as Bruno Mars, Christina Milian, Dr. Luke, Bloodshy, Ben Lee, Mickey Avalon, Michelle Branch, Blair Daly, and Kara Dioguardi.
ICHI is involved with projects not only in the U.S. but across the globe including South Korea, Japan, India, and the U.K. Currently he produces one of the biggest artists in Japan who broke out in the U.S. market, Jin Akanishi, as main songwriter/producer for his debut album, “JAPONICANA” by Warner Bros.
He recently picked up a Vanguard V13 Tube Condenser Microphone on the advice of Vanguard family members Steve Lindsey and Peter Chun. Here is what he emailed to us after firing the mic up at his studio:
I absolutely love the V13! Literally all of my co-writer/artists I’m currently working are complimenting this mic after they heard how it sounds. I used to struggle and spent so many hours to make my production vocals sound perfect. Now the V13 saves me so much time, since it sounds just how I want to hear it in any style of vocals and instruments in the mix. Absolutely amazing! I especially love how this mic captures smooth top end and clear mids.