Finnvox Studios

Coordinates: 60°13′16″N 24°51′4″E / 60.22111°N 24.85111°E / 60.22111; 24.85111

Finnvox Studios is a recording studio located in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Finland. It was founded by Erkki Ertesuo, Kurt Juuranto and Lejos Inc. in 1965[1] and is the longest running studio recording facility in Finland.[2] The original multi-track recording equipment and continuous technical updates of the studio machines and acoustics soon made Finnvox the most sought after studio in the country.[3] Finnish artists which recorded at Finnvox in the 1970s include Rauli Somerjoki, M. A. Numminen and their bands, Wigwam,[4] Agit-prop and many others.[5] Up until the 1990s, Finnvox also operated a vinyl record mastering and pressing facility,[6] which was later converted in new studio rooms and in a mixing and recording room for film and TV productions.[7][8] Currently, Finnvox occupy 2000 square feet[9] and has nine studio rooms, five of which are used for recording and mixing, three for mastering and editing and one for film and TV productions.[10][11] Finnvox Studios maintained for five decades their importance in the country, remaining the first choice in Finland for all the local record producers and companies.[12]

Finnvox Studios
Founded1965
Genreall
Country of originFinland
LocationPitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Finland
Official websitefinnvox.fi

More recently, many metal bands used Finnvox Studios for recording, mixing or mastering their albums including Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Finntroll, Stratovarius, HIM, Moonsorrow, Holy Knights, Ram-Zet, Throes of Dawn, Grenouer, Apocalyptica and many more.[5][13]

The mastering abilities of technician Mika Jussila in particular are much requested in the metal community, with more than 1300 metal albums mastered at Finnvox since 1990.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Finnvox Studios - History 1". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  2. ^ "Finnvox Studios". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  3. ^ "Finnvox Studios - History 4". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  4. ^ Helopaltio, Kari (15 August 1970). "Love Aims for Foreign Mkt". Billboard: 71. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  5. ^ a b "Finnvox: Clients". Finnvox Studios. Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  6. ^ "Finnvox Studios - History 6". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  7. ^ "Finnvox Studios - History 15". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  8. ^ "Finnvox Studios - History 16". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  9. ^ Martin, Natalie (2005). "Die Finnvox Studios - Von Apocalyptica bis Värttinä" (in German). Nordische-Musik.de. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  10. ^ "Finnvox Facilities". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  11. ^ "THP interviews Mika Jussila". The Heartagram Path.it. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  12. ^ "Finnvox Studios - History 14". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  13. ^ "Finnvox Studios". The Metal List.com. 13 February 2004. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  14. ^ "Mika Jussila - Metallist". Mika Jussila Official Website. Retrieved 2014-08-30.

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