Finnvox Studios

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

Finnvox Studios
Founded 1965
Founder Erkki Ertesuo, Kurt Juuranto and Lejos Inc.
Genre all
Country of origin Finland
Location Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Finland
Official website

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]

More recently, many metal bands used Finnvox Studios for recording, mixing or mastering their albums including Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Finntroll, 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]


  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. 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). Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  10. ^ "Finnvox Facilities". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  11. ^ "THP interviews Mika Jussila". The Heartagram 3 January 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  12. ^ "Finnvox Studios - History 14". Finnvox Studios. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  13. ^ "Finnvox Studios". The Metal 13 February 2004. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  14. ^ "Mika Jussila - Metallist". Mika Jussila Official Website. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 

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