It’s rare for a producer to still have a hand in composing, but and 175-track OST will feature several contributions from Masuda. His approach to making music hasn’t, he says, changed much over the years. “But what really has changed is the hardware available to us,” he notes. “As this hardware has evolved, we’ve moved from only having a small range of four or five sounds to being able to create almost any sounds and tones we like. We now have to produce sound with the same level of quality you’d expect when producing a CD. So I suppose you could say my approach to composing has changed from that perspective.” Masuda’s personal musical influences are an eclectic mix of the contemporary and the classical; he cites Ultravox, The Human League, Tangerine Dream, Stravinsky and Shostakovich among his inspirations.