You just have to insert a cartridge in the hardware on his head to make him play the music of the game. Thanks to the piano lessons he took from the age of 4 years old, Professor Sakamoto possesses a perfect pitch and is able to reproduce any melody after hearing it just once. The number of video game songs he knows has reached over 1.000!
He performs every week in the Nico Nico Namahousou program broadcast on the web platform Nico Nico Douga and gathers approximately 3.000 followers. In 2011, his album SKMT hits the first place on iTunes in the Electro category and his single SAMURAI is ranked high in the charts.
Professor Sakamoto presents his own program 8bit Juke Box on the website Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shimbun. He performs “piko piko cover” and forms a duo with Miu SAKAMOTO, daughter of the famous original composer Ryuichi SAKAMOTO whose name he had taken as a tribute (in Japanese, Professor Sakamoto is called Sakamoto Kyouju). In 2012, he participates in many popular programs like Connect Plus on NHK, Sekai Maru Mie!, TV Tokusobu and ZIP ! on Nippon Television, Q Sama ! on TV Asahi and Golden Bomber Kiryuuin Shou no All Night Nippon on Nippon Housou.
He is also a composer for the video game Brave Company by Namco Bandai and an official member of the JSPA (Japanese Synthetizer Programmer Association).
At DreamHack Summer 2012 Professor Sakamoto will do a live show on the main stage Monday 18 June 18.30 and a workshop on DreamArena Orange Monday 18 June 12.00