GAME SOUND
MUSIC
FILM

Great video games don't only need to look or feel good, they also need to sound good and that's what we are here for, to make your video games sound like no other.

We provide fine sound design with deep understanding of the technology that runs under the hood. We also offer separate foley or voice acting possibilities, consultation, lectures and the possibility for big music recording and mixing sessions.

The video game department is run by Joonas Turner who has worked with games such as BADLAND by Frogmind Games, Nuclear Throne by Vlambeer, The Swapper by Facepalm Games, Broforce by Free Lives.

PROJECTS

G A M E S O U N D S

Find them e.g. in these games:

badland
badland2
angry-birds
nuclear-throne
broforce
crayon
expendabros
pamela
swapper
downwell
fara
angry-birds-transformers

THE STUDIO

Our studio has been built into an old movie theatre. We have 320 m2 including three control rooms, a big recording room (sali) with three smaller isolated booths (1-3). Attached to control room E2 is our fourth recording booth (4). All control rooms are featured with a possibility to record the big room.

CONTROL ROOMS

CONTROL ROOM E1

Control Room 1 houses a Studer A996 console with 44 mono and 8 stereo channels and a ProTools HDX 48 I/O recording and editing system.


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CONTROL ROOM E2

is equipped with a Pro Tools HDX 10/11, AVID ICON 24 fader D-Command Console, TC electronic System 6000 (+ icon remote ) Yamaha and Genelec stereo monitoring and Genelec 5.1 monitoring + loads of plug-ins from waves, Native Instrumets etc.


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CONTROL ROOM E3

is equipped with a Pro Tools HDX 10/11, Grace Designs m905, TC electronic System 6000 (+ icon remote) Yamaha and Genelec stereo monitoring + loads of plug-ins from waves, UAD, Native Instrumets etc.


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RECORDING FACILITIES

STUDIO

It is said to be the best sounding live room in Finland, we can`t argue with that.


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BOOTH 1

Is the largest of the three booths located next to the live room.


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BOOTH 2

Is the one of the three booths located next to the live room. This mid size booth is excellent for tracking amps, vocals etc.


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BOOTH 3

Is the one of the three booths located next to the live room. This mid size booth is excellent for tracking amps etc.


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E2 BOOTH

a.k.a Foley booth is located next to the E2 control room. This booth is excellent for foley sounds, overdubs and tracking vocals.


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TECH

Studio

Microphones:

AEA
2 x R84

AKG
2x 451

3 x 414
1 x D12VR

Beyerdynamic

1 x M160 ( Steffens 661c)
3 x opus 87
1 x opus 99
2 x opus 53

DPA
2 x 4011A ( stereo pair)
4099

Electro-Voice
4 x PL35
1 x RE20

Neumann
2 x u89i
4 x km184 (stereo pair)
2 x kms105
1 x m147
1 x m149
2 x U87
2 x TLM103

Peluso
1 x p12

Sennheiser
2 x MD421
2 x MD422U
2 x MD441
2 x 409 (stereo pair)
3 x 509 (black fire)

Shure
4 x SM57
2 x SM58
2 x beta52

Telefunken
1 x m80

PA-System

2x d&b 250w (top)
2x yamaha model ax15w 500w (sub)
Allen & Heat Mix Wizard
Yamaha P1500 Power Amp

Headphones:

Sennheiser + beyerdynamic (various models)

Aviom A 16 II with 6 mixers, Hear technologies hear back monitoring system with 12 mixers.

Drums:

Premier Gen-X (3x tom, snare ja kick) Zildjian Symbaalit (Sweet ride, A Custom Crash, K DarkCrash ja K Hi-Hat)

GTR AMPS:

Vox ac30
MusicMan 212
Peavey pacerMarshall MK2.
VOX AC30 T
VOX 212 CABIN (Celestion vintage 30, Celestion G12)
MUSIC MAN 212
IBANEZ GX 60B
AMPEG HEAD
Mesa/Boogie CABIN

BASS AMPS:

EBS HD350, SWR SM-400, Mesa/Boogie CABIN

Keyboard AMPS:

Leslie, Dynacord ME2H Leslie,Hartke KM200

Piano:

Fullsize Estonia Grand

Keyboards " Electric Pianos:

Rhodes Mark 1
Rhodes Seventy Three
WurliTzer model 200A
FALCON mod. 440/G
FAREISA compact duo
Rheem Kee Bass
Hammond 100 A (B3)
moog VOYAGER
Hammond auto-vari64 model 101200
CHILTON TALENTMAKER model TM Loopper
HOHNER Clavinet Pianet DUO
HOHNER melodica student 32
HOHNER Clavinet D6
KORG ES-5
FARFISA KEY8 YAMAHA AN1 X
KORG D5-8
KORG X3
ensoniq SQ 80
KORG Polysix
KORG Poly-61
KORG poly-800
Tiger duo N.V.

Control Room E1

Console:

Studer A994, 48 channel Fully loaded with motorized faders,dynamics and total recall

Monitors:

Dynaudio BM15A + sub, Genelec 1031A and Yamaha NS-10

Digital Recording System:

Pro Tools HDX ,2 x AVID HD I/O 16x16 ,2 x AVID 192 I/O, Eucon Euphonix MC mix, Pro tools 10/11 + plug-ins ( MassivePack 5, Antares vox pack, Waves. etc.), Logic Pro 9 + plug-ins, SYNC HD I/O

Pre-amps:

Neve 1081R 12 channel preamp, UA 6176 ( 1ch ), AEA TRP - The Ribbon Pre ( 4 ch)

Outboard Equipment:

SansAmp PSA-1, 2 x Urei LA 4, 2 x Urei LA 3, 5 x DBX 160A, Tube-Tech Mid EQ ME1A, EMT 140 plate reverb, Roland Guitar Preamp SIP-300, Roland Space Echo RE-201, Roland SDE-2000, Roland SDE-330, Roland SDX- 330, Sony R 7

Tape Machines:

Studer A800 16 Track Studer A820 master recorder

Control Room E2

Console:

AVID ICON 24 fader D-Command

Digital Recording System:

Pro tools HDX , SSL ALPHALINK AX, Avid HD MADI, Pro tools 10/11 + plug-ins ( MassivePack 5, Antares vox pack, Waves. etc), Logic Pro 9 + plug-ins, NI Komplete 9 ultimate

Pre-amps:

SSL VHD PRE ( 4 ch ), Focusrite Red 7

Monitors:

Stereo monitoring Genelec 1032A, Yamaha NS 10, 5.1 surround monitoring Genelec 8030/7050B

Outboard Equipment:

T.C.Electronic System 6000 with stereo/surround options
EMT 140 plate reverb
Valey People Inc. dyna-mite
Solid State Logic G Series Compressor
2 X Urei La 4 strereo
DRAWMER DUAL-AUTO COMPRESSOR DL241
Eventide H3000 SE Ultra-Harmonizer
Ursa Major Space Station SST-282
DRAWMER 1961 VACUUM TUBE EQUALISER
XTA RT1 Real Time Spectrum Analyser
SONY DELAY UNIT DPS D7
LEXICON pcm 42 DIGITAL DELAY PROSESSOR
ECHOPLEX SOUND STATE
YAMAHA ANALOG DELAY MODEL E 1005

Control Room E3

Monitor controller:

Crace Design m905

Monitors:

Stereo Dynaudio BM6A,Yamaha NS 10

Digital Recording System:

Pro HDX , Lynx Aurora 16, Pro tools 10/11 + plug-ins ( MassivePack 5, Antares vox pack, Waves. etc), Logic Pro 9 + plug-ins, UAD-2 Quad, NI Komplete 9 ultimate

Pre-amps:

Rantanen MA 20 ( 2 ch )

Outboard Equipment:

Tube-Tech Stereo Multiband Compressor SMC 2B,TC electronic System 6000 + icon remote, DOLBY Spectral Proceccor Model 740, Focusrite RED3 Dual Compressor Limiter, Eventide H3000SE, Roland Dimension D, Gold Line Digital RTA, SPL Loudness maximizer

CREW

JYRI RIIKONEN

Studio Manager, mixer, sound engineer and a music producer
jyri@e-studio.fi
tel.+358 4563 99 836

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JOONAS TURNER

Sound engineer, mixer and music & game sound producer
joonas@e-studio.fi
tel.+358 4073 04 744

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JANNE HAAVISTO

A drummer, music producer, mixer and a sound engineer
janne@e-studio.fi

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DAN TIGERSTEDT

Mixer, sound engineer, music producer
dan@e-studio.fi

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PETRI MAJURI

Mixer, sound engineer, music producer
petri@e-studio.fi

NIILO TAKALAINEN

Sound engineer, mixer and music & game sound producer
niilo@e-studio.fi

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HISTORY

It all begun in 1975 when the premises of the old movie theatre Bio Rei were entirely refurbished to a recording studio comprising two monitoring rooms and two recording rooms. The contractor Discophone record label named the place Soundtrack Studios. In comparison to the traditional design of the time, the distinguishing feature of Soundtrack Studio was the great hall with resounding acoustics. This proved to be the indispensable choice as the sound of the hall is today considered legendary. It is not only the sound that is widely recognized, but also the long list of well-known and distinguished artists and songs recorded in the studio that have rendered the studio all the more legendary. With the years, a line of Finnish top artists and bands have visited the studio - from Sielun Veljet to Leevi and the Leavings and Teddy and the Tigers to Tuomari Nurmio - to name a few. (A comprehensive list of the Soundtrack-artists can be found in http://www.finnmusic.net/main.php?6255545c015562505112.)

The end of the 80’s and the 90’s marked a transition period to digital sound in recording studios. Soundtrack greatly contributed to this development, with the unit of digital sound editing led by Robi Godzinsky being most likely the first of the kind in Finland.

Other influential figures to be mentioned from the 80’s to the new millennium are studio managers Timo Tuovinen and Seppo Myllyrinne as well as Olli Kykkänen who run the studio till the end of the Soundtrack era. When parting with the studio in 2010, he took the name Soundtrack and assigned it to a new establishment that is currently running in Porvoo. Year 2010 brought another period of change. The studio was renamed E-studio after the specific appeal of the letter E to the new owner Sam Huber. The premises were fully renovated and the technical equipment renewed, but the sound of the great hall remained untouched. Jyri Riikonen took the wheel as the manager of the studio. And only the first few years have shown that legends are being written in the studio again.

The new era has begun!