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E-Studio is one of Finland’s leading recording studios located in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki. It was first founded as Soundtrack studios in 1975, when an old movie theatre was converted to a 320 m2 recording studio. The name was changed to E-Studio in 2010 as The studio underwent a complete revamp including the renovation of its legendary live room and updating of all the studio equipment.

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.

PROJECTS

  • 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Apocalyptica, Ismo Alanko, Athletico Kumpula, Bando, Bohemia, Irina Björklund, Chariots, Cheese, Cleaning Women, Dalindeo, Disco Ensemble, Dumari ja Spuget, Samuli Edelmann, ELK, Eternal Erection, Frigg, Johanna Försti, Grease Helmet, Haloo Helsinki, Hidria Spacefolk, Pedro Hietanen, Ikuinen Vaiva, Suvi Isotalo, Jaakko & Jay, Jukka Poika, J.Karjalainen, Aki Kaurismäki, Mikki Kauste, Angelika Klas & Tanguedia Quinted, Eero Koivistoinen, Kometa, Samae Koskinen, Sakari Kukko, Juha Kujanpää, K-X-P, Nils Landgren, Samuli Laiho, Lapko, Risto Lauriala, LCMDF, Leri Leskinen, Lieminen, Calle Lindholm, Dave Lindholm, Lindström Invest, Vesa-Matti Loiri, LOHTU, Erja Lyytinen, Janne Mertanen, Minä ja Ville Ahonen, Mokoma, Petri Munck,The Napoleons, Jiri Nikkinen, Nouvelle Vague, M.A. Numminen, Tuomari Nurmio, Oi Polloi, Hanna Pakarinen, Paradise Oskar, Paukkumaissi, Phoenix Effect, Lenny Pickett, Kimmo Pohjonen, Verneri Pohjola, Lauri Porra, Magnum Coltrane Price, Pronssinen Pokaali, Raptori, RNO, Rock Ola, Rovio entertainment LTD, Rubber, Rölli Soundtrack, Röyhkä & Mattila, Heikki Salo, Selja, Shava, Sielun Veljet, Laura Sippola, Soukous Hotel, The Souls, The Spyro, Teddy and the Tigers, Teleks, Suvi Teräsniska, Tie Pohjoiseen Soundtrack ( karavaani,) Viktoria Tolstoy, Torsten, Turisas, Lauri Tähkä, UMO, Heikki Valpola, Elina Vettenranta, Kristiina Wheeler, Wings fall down, Arttu Wiskari
  • 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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    TEKNIIKKA

    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!