Stan Katayama
Background information
Born Japan
Occupation Recording engineer, producer
Years active 1980s-present
Associated acts The Power Station
Missing Persons
Rage Against the Machine
Pink Floyd
Recording Engineer / Producer

Stan Katayama is a Japanese born Grammy Award nominated recording engineer, whose work has included The Power Station's Living In Fear album released in 1996.


Katayama's love of music started at young age, playing guitar. After graduating from Osaka University with a Major in electronics, he started work as a circuit designer for two years and then moved to Los Angeles to became a recording engineer in 1981. As a studio assistant during this period, he worked with many R&B artists including Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Jacksons and Bobby Womack.

In 1984 Katayama then moved to the Can-Am studio, which was more Rock 'n' Roll and worked with producers Bob Ezrin and Ron Nevison. Artists included Pink Floyd, Kiss, Bonham, Chicago, Eddie Money, Rod Stewart, Missing Persons, Joe Cocker and others.

He became a freelance recording engineer/producer in 1989 and was later nominated for a Grammy Award, as best engineer for Rage Against the Machine's 1994 self titled debut album.

A selection of creditsEdit

  • Discovery - Pink Floyd (2011 - Assistant Engineer)
  • Detroit 7 - Detroit 7 (2009 - Mix Engineer, Recording Engineer)
  • Sentimental Road - Yuko Ishikawa (2008 - Assistant Engineer)
  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection, Vol. 3 - Kiss (2006 - Recording Engineer)
  • Storm Warning - Violent Storm (2006 - Recording Engineer)
  • Angel of Retribution - Judas Priest (2005 Mix Engineer)
  • Thrill of the Feel - Sons of Angels (2000 - Mix Engineer, Recording Engineer)
  • Scream for Me Brazil - Bruce Dickinson (1999 - Recording Engineer)
  • Vertex - Vertex (1996 - Mix Engineer, Recording Engineer)
  • Living In Fear - The Power Station (1996 - Recording Engineer)
  • Demons Down - House of Lords (1992 - Engineer for Remixes, Recording Engineer)
  • Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine (1992 - Recording Engineer)


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