Recording and mixing engineer, I'm interested in working with new and different people.
Indie/Rock production and co-production, leaning towards the unusual more than mainstream.
MoviesBuster Keaton, Marx Brothers, Jacques Tati, Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Roman Polanski, Tim Burton, Ingrid Bergman, Federico Fellini, Jean Renoir, Jim Jarmusch, Stanley Kubrick, Wim Wenders, Aki Kaurismki, Sam Peckinpah, Scorsese's "The last waltz" and "No direction home", D.A. Pennebaker's "Don't look back", Paul Grimault: "Le roi et l'oiseau" (perhaps the best animated film ever). The last films that hit me like a sledgehammer was "Les invasions barbares", "Amelie", "Brokeback Mountain" and the Kaurismki Finland trilogy.
BooksKurt Vonnegut, Philip Roth, JRR Tolkien, Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, Jack Kerouac, Andrei Makine, Ernest Hemingway, Fedor Dostojevski, John Steinbeck, Peter Hoeg, JK Rowling, currently obsessed in biographies.
My name is Julius Mauranen, I produce, record and mix music for a living. Not my own music, that is. Other people's music. I absolutely love my job and though the pay is sometimes shite and the days are long, I still wouldn't change it for anything. I get a huge kick for working on great music with great and talented people and getting respect from them. It's a fantastic job. I run my own studio, Studio Kekkonen, in Helsinki, Finland.
I've worked with such artists as Vesa-Matti Loiri, Kim Herold, Anssi Kela, Pelle Miljoona "Elä"-DVD, Olavi Uusivirta, Idols 2008 Semifinalists, Tapio Rautavaara - Mestaria Kunnioittaen-tribute, Murmansk, Vuk, Pooma, Lotta, Janna, Brightboy, Ballet, Cykles, Risto Juhani, Iconcrash, Soma, Viola, Stalingrad Cowgirls, Autopilot, Inis, Dawn Delayed, Siniaalto, Echo Is Your Love, Pasilian Savut, Fun, Shout, Preesens, Pouta, Mesmer, The Friend, Delay Trees, Palma, Ota Minut, Simo Silmu, Neljänsuora, Pentti Hietanen, Anna Eriksson, Kaija Karkinen & Ile Kallio, Sami Saari, Hannu Pikkarainen, Marita Taavitsainen, Adiemus Singers w/ Kiri Te Kanawa, Aki Haarala, Olding/Kannaste Four, Kannaste-Ojajärvi Quartet, Lasse Lindgren, Lang-Luolajan-Mikkola, Kelly Joe Phelps (US), Mellowtrons/Meat Beat Manifesto (UK), Decopachi (GER), Francesca Lee (USA), The Stands (UK), The Zutons (UK), The Bandits (UK), One Man Down (UK) and more...
Some of the producers I've worked with include: Hannu Pikkarainen, Tomi Malm, Aki Haarala, Tuomo Prättälä, Antti Hynninen, Pekka Laine, Okko Laru, Tom Nyman, Tommi Lindell, Karl Jenkins, Riku Niemi, Frank Tikka, Sipe Santapukki, Samuli Laiho, Antti Lehtinen, Eero Alasuutari & Antti Westman, Erkka Korhonen, Vesa-Matti Mattson and more
The record labels I've worked for include: Warner Music Finland, Universal Music Finland, EMI Finland, Sony BMG Finland, HMC - Helsinki Music Company, Johanna Kustannus, Fullsteam Records, Backstage Alliance, Texicalli/Jupiter, Next Big Thing, If Society, Marsu on paras, Musik! Finland, Edel Records, Kiima-levyt, Verdura records and more
Apart from that, I like quiet life, spending a lot of time at home with my girlfriend and little daughter. I love music (surprise surprise), watching movies and great British comedy series, reading books, wasting time on Internet forums, messing with Apple things, building little electronics projects (like guitar pedals, though I rarely have the time), cooking (though I never have the time) and so forth. I also enjoy the occasional pint of lager (or eight) in good company. I also love spending time in the countryside.......
Who I'd like to meet:..
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Helsinki
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 10" / Slim / Slender
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Recording/Mixing Engineer
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
2000 to 2003
- Liverpool, United Kingdom
- Graduated: 2003
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Sound Technology
Studio Kekkonen (Control Room 2)
- Helsinki, FI
- Co-owner, engineer
- Helsinki, FI