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When I was a little girl, I used to say that when I grow up I want to be as famous as my biggest idol Prince. Later on I realized that it wasn't the fame that lit me up, but the sound. It's always been about the sound.
I graduated as a musician in 2007 majoring in electric guitar and 2009 majoring in music technology. After that I did live sound on gigs and in a music theater for a couple of years. In 2011
I began working as a sound engineer at the legendary Finnvox Studios, and stayed there for eight years.
Since early 2019 I've had my own studio Kuohu Records in the oldest part of Helsinki.
I also write music and lyrics, play the guitar in Likka, a cover band, and have my own solo project Oona Kapari. I make music in many ways and for me, it's a dream come true.
I love recording. You get to spend time with talented and lovely people and create something special in the moment. Everybody's focused and concentrated and I get really excited when things sound good.
Mixing on the other hand is very artistic, like painting or sculpting and you can reach a wonderful state of flow. I feel that the program I mix with is my main instrument now. I love my Pro Tools, my plugins and my Genelec speakers.
I love producing because it's the one thing where I get to combine all the things I've learned during my years of working within the field of music. It's a fragile process, but after juggling for a while, when I finally have all the balls neatly in the basket, we take a deep breath, step back and see that we've made an album that feels good and sounds good. That's when you really feel you've achieved something.
And then there's writing music and lyrics. The center of it all. What keeps me sane and what I love passionately.
Please take a moment to listen to my work and if you have a project in mind don't hesitate to contact me. I'd love to hear from you and see what we can do together!
Yours truly, Oona
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