Soichi Terada is a Japanese electronic music composer, best known for his work in the Ape Escape video game series. Terada majored in computer science and electric organ at the University of Electro-Communications. After graduating in 1989, he formed the record label Far East Recording. This led him to begin remixing for artists such as Nami Shimada and Akiko Kanazawa. His first major solo project was composing the score to the Japanese drama Psychometrer Eiji.