Working Equipment, Practicing and Performing

24Rent offers members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union a 10% discount on all car-sharing services 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The discount is also valid on weekends and public holidays. The discount applies to cars, vans and minibuses.

24Rent offers members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union a 10% discount on all car-sharing services 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The discount is also valid on weekends and public holidays. The discount applies to cars, vans and minibuses.

24Rent’s shared cars are located all over Finland. The cars are conveniently accessed digitally with your own phone, and there is no need to pick up the keys separately.

Read more and claim your benefit from Member Page.

The benefit is valid for bookings of up to seven days. The benefit does not apply to fuel, VIP cars or additional services.

The members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union can make a reservation for the light-weight audio equipment owned by the Union for one-off performances. Borrowers must take care of the necessary transportation themselves. In Helsinki, any matters related to borrowing are handled by the Union office; in other towns and cities, the local branches will take care of them. The equipment in Helsinki is listed below. Contact information is available at the bottom of the page.

The purpose of lending audio equipment is first and foremost to facilitate performance activities, of which cost structure is normally disproportionately focused on audio equipment consuming a major part of the performance fee. The intention is also to support performers and bands that, for various reasons, are not yet able or cannot afford to acquire their own equipment. The event organizer or other party should not be charged rent for the equipment. The intention is that the portion saved on equipment rents will go towards paying the actual performers.

Adaptable equipment

The adaptable equipment includes:

  • JBL powered speakers, which can also be used as monitors
  • 8-16 channel mixers (Mackie and Soundcraft)
  • Basic effects equipment and equalizers
  • Vocal and instrument microphones and stands
  • Necessary cables

The intention is to keep the equipment as simple as possible, and the equipment is lent to users who are able to use it appropriately. The borrower is liable for intentional or negligent damage to or loss of the equipment, so you should take good care of the equipment. Pick-up and return times are agreed upon in advance and they must be complied with. If you fail to act accordingly, you may lose your right to borrow equipment in the future.

Contact information

Freelancemuusikot ry, Helsinki

Union’s office, Producer Sami Vähäkangassami.vahakangas@muusikkojenliitto.fi, +358 (0) 50 406 3377

Joensuun Muusikot ry

Jarmo Kähkönen, +358 (0) 500 917 928
The equipments includes DB-Technologies ES503 -system, Allen & Heath ZED10FX -mixer and microphones, stands and cables.

Turun Muusikot ry

Nico Rantanennico.rantanen@gmail.com, +358 (0) 40 7074 225

Keski-Suomen Muusikot ry

Sari Haapasalosarihaapasalo@hotmail.com, +358 (0) 40 569 4883
The equipments includes RCF ART 300A -speakers, Soundcraft EFX12 -mixer, Cromo 10+ -monitors, 3 pcs Shure SMS58 -microphones, cables and stands.

Kotkan Muusikot ry

Olli Andersen, (05) 2688 774

Oulun Muusikot ry

Jukka Yletyinen, +358 (0) 400 615 109
Markku Korhonen, +358 (0) 40 7374 717
Jarmo Väärä, +358 (0) 400 587 454
The equipments includes RCF ART 300A -speakers, Soundcraft Spirit FX8 -mixer, 2 pcs Shure SM58 -microphones, cables and stands.

Rovaniemen Muusikot ry

Mikko Silander, +358 (0) 40 5491 434

Tampereen Muusikot ry

Ari Pulkkinenari@haulibros.com, +358 (0) 50 347 9390
The equipments includes 2 pcs QSC K10 -speakers, 2 kpl AKG microphone, mixer (Yamaha), cables and stands.

Audio equipment in Helsinki

The audio equipment provided for borrowing by Freelancemuusikot ry is available at the Union office (Pieni Roobertinkatu 16) and managed by the Union’s Producer Sami Vähäkangassami.vahakangas@muusikkojenliitto.fi, +358 (0) 50 406 3377

Speakers

DB Technologies ES 503 – Column PA System (Two sets)

  • Features
  • 3 AMPED STEREO SYSTEM
  • 2 FULLRANGE TOPS+1 ACTIVE SUBWOOFER
  • HF-MF 8X3″ (FOR EACH TOP)
  • LF 12″
  • 1000W PEAK POWER
  • MAX 121 dB SPL
  • STEREO OR MONO CONFIGURATION
  • OLED DISPLAY INTERFACE
  • ON-BOARD3-CHANNEL MIXER
  • 3 INPUT CHANNELS (MIC/INSTR/LINE)
  • CUSTOMIZABLE OUTPUT CHANNEL (MIX/MONITOR/AUX)
  • BLUETOOTH® STEREO STREAMING

JBL EON 208P Mobile PA-system

  • A legendary suitcase model which can be used to connect a few songs/vocal microphone and, for example, a keyboard.

Mixer

ALLEN & HEATH ZED-10FX -analog mixer

  • 4 mic/line inputs, 2 with Class A FET high impedance inputs
  • Neutrik mic XLR
  • Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks
  • 3 band EQ with MusiQ
  • 1 pre-fade Aux send
  • 1 FX send
  • Sound image pan
  • Illuminated PFL indicator
  • Stereo returns & playback
  • All inputs with level control
  • 12 bar meters
  • Responsive 3-band, swept mid EQ with MusiQ
  • 2 stereo sources with MP3 player compatibility
  • Separate 2-track record outputs
  • Stereo playback input for 2-track replay
  • XLR main stereo outputs with inserts
  • Comprehensive monitoring
  • Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
  • Stereo monitor outs
  • 48V microphone phantom power
  • DI level switching for sub mixing

Microphones

  • 5 x SHURE SM 58 – Vocal/Instrument, dynamic
  • 3 x SHURE SM 57 – Instrument/Vocal, dynamic
  • 3 x Sennheiser 504 – Drum & Instrument microphone, dynamic
  • 1 x AKG D112 – Bass drum microphone, dynamic
  • 1 x SHURE 16A – Instrument, condenser
  • 3 x Beyerdynamic MCE83 – Instrument, condenser
  • 1 x AKG D3700 S – Vocal, hypercardioid
  • 1 x AKG C516 ML – For an accordion, guitar and keyboard amplifier and piano

The equipment will be provided with all necessary cables as well as racks for cabinets and stands for microphones.

As a member of the Finnish Musicians’ Union, you’ll receive a 10% discount on nearly all regular-priced instrument accessories, regardless of brand. This benefit includes items such as guitar strings, drumsticks, drumheads, and instrument cables. Simply present your membership card at the time of purchase to receive the discount.

EARfoon

EARfoon offers discounted hearing protection for members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union:

  • EARfoon 170 € (regular price 202 €)
  • Multiclick 220 € (regular price 252 €)
  • EARfoon Sound 260 € (regular price 315 €)
  • Cleaning agents and accessories -10% off the current price list.

Fitting preferably in Heinola at Spotin premises (Lampikatu 8 C, 18100 Heinola) or by agreement.
Bookings at +358 50 384 7045 Riitta Leivonen.

EARfoon hearing protectors at member prices are also available from the following resellers:

Kuopio: Inkeri Kinnunen, phone +358 50 061 9772
Oulu: Marita Matikainen, phone +358 44 724 1177

In addition to the member discount, the Musicians’ Sick Fund reimburses 50% of the purchase price of hearing protectors and ear monitors, up to a maximum of 100 €.

Kuulotekniikka Hakala Oy

Kuulotekniikka offers a 20% discount on hearing protectors and ear monitors to members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union. The discount is obtained by showing the membership card at the time of purchase. In addition to the member discount, the Musicians’ Sick Fund reimburses 50% of the purchase price of hearing protectors and ear monitors, up to a maximum of 100 €.

Included models for the discount:

Earmuffs:

  • ACS PRO10 (not covered by the Sick Fund. Protection must be over 10db)
  • ACS PRO15
  • ACS PRO17
  • ACS PRO20
  • ACS PRO26
  • ACS PRO27

In-ear monitors:

  • ACS Emotion Classic/Ambient/Live!
  • ACS Evolve Classic/Ambient/Live!
  • ACS Engage Classic/Ambient/Live!
  • ACS Evoke2 Classic/Ambient/Live!
  • ACS PRO-Fit

Orelo

As a member of the Finnish Musicians’ Union, you get a 10% discount on hearing protectors and Hearos PRO series ear monitors. Use the benefit by showing your union membership card when taking impressions.

Pricing:

Earmuffs:

Orelo Fidelity 10, 15, 25, 30, 177.30 € (regular price 197 €)

In-ear monitors:

Hearos PRO II (2-way), 675 € (regular price 750 €)
Hearos PRO III (3-way), 855 € (regular price 950 €)
Hearos PRO IV (4-way), 1035 € (regular price 1150 €)

Uusikuulo

Finnish hearing company Uusikuulo offers a 20% discount on Elacin ER hearing protectors for members of the Musicians’ Union. The discount is obtained by showing the membership card at the time of purchase at Uusikuulo’s Helsinki store. In addition to the member discount, you can apply for a 50% reimbursement from the Musicians’ Sick Fund for the purchase of hearing protectors, up to a maximum of 100 €. The benefit is valid until further notice.

Book an appointment for impressions at this address or by calling 010 319 9630.

The MES Instrument Bank purchases and receives, maintains, lends and rents valuable instruments and other music production equipment for professional use. As a member of the Finnish Musicians’ Union you are entitled to the services of the MES Instrument Bank.

To sign up, you need an ID available at the Finnish Musicians’ Union office: sml@muusikkojenliitto.fi.

F-Musiikki offers the Finnish Musicians’ Union members the lowest prices in Europe on all their products. Member prices are determined on a product-specific basis.

For D’Addario accessories, union members receive a 15% discount (including D’Addario strings and cables, Evans drumheads, Planet Waves accessories, Promark drumsticks).

The discount is obtained by showing the union membership card.

Always present your membership card when shopping at F-Musiikki and inquire about benefits. For larger purchases, the discount is case-specific: contact the key account manager or store manager directly.

F-Secure gives members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union discounts on its Internet Security products which protect Windows computers, Macs, smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS) from malware and other Internet hazards.

The member prices for Safe products are:

  • F-Secure Internet Security, 1 year, 3 devices: EUR 39.90 (normally EUR 64,99)
  • F-Secure Internet Security, 1 year, 5 devices: EUR 49.90 (normally EUR 72,99)
  • F-Secure Internet Security, 1 year, 7 devices: EUR 59.90 (normally EUR 79,99)

For an order code and instructions, contact the Finnish Musicians’ Union office. Submit your order here.

Häh-Audio is a small business located in Tampere that manufactures, services, and modifies effects pedals. In addition to pedals, Häh-Audio also services synthesizers and drum machines, with the option for convenient postal service if needed. Häh-Audio offers a 10% discount on all its products and services to members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union. Their offerings include a ready-made product line, custom projects and orders, as well as Häh-Audio merchandise such as t-shirts. Services include maintenance, repair, and modification of pedals and musical instruments.

Instructions for redeeming the discount can be found by logging in to the union’s Member Page.

For inquiries and contact regarding servicing: hahaudiojkl@gmail.com

mcare authorized Apple service agencies in Helsinki, Tampere, Jyväskylä and Oulu offer the members of the Union 10% discount on the iPhone’s standard display replacement rate and a 50% discount on normal laptop cleaning and condition check-ups.

When cleaning the laptop, mcare offers an external backup disk (2TB) and its installation for EUR 119 (normally EUR 139).

You can get the discount by showing your membership card.

NP Housukauppa is a Finnish family-owned company with over a century of history in clothing manufacturing and craftsmanship. The ten-year-old Finnish made-to-measure clothing company Räätälistudio BQ specializes in stylish formal and workwear.

NP Housukauppa and Räätälistudio BQ offer benefits to members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union: NP Housukauppa provides a 15% discount on all regular-priced products, and BQ offers a 10% discount on regular-priced made-to-measure clothing.

The discount can be used with a membership card at both NP and BQ stores. In NP’s online store, the benefit is redeemed with a discount code, which can be found on the Membership Page.

The benefits are valid throughout the year 2024.

NP Housukauppa has thirteen stores in Finland and a recently opened store in Sweden, and it also serves its customers online. Customer-centric service and trousers tailored just for you are a top priority for NP Housukauppa.

BQ’s service-oriented stores are located in Helsinki and Tampere. As a new concept, Räätälistudio BQ is launching measurement days at NP Housukauppa’s Lahti store. At the core of BQ’s operations are well-fitting garments, competitive pricing, and a wide selection of fabrics.

Members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union can reserve rehearsal facilities at the Central Helsinki Music School and Eira Institute of Music for rehearsal purposes.

Members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union receive discounted membership to the online music education service Rockway.

Annual Membership: €129/year (normally €238.80/year)

Soitin Laine offers benefits to members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union on various products including Moog items, Mehteran cymbals, Airturn page turners, and Vater drumsticks. You’ll receive a discount at all Soitin Laine stores (Helsinki and Turku) by presenting your membership card at the time of purchase.

Price list and products (valid until further notice):

Moog

MOG-ONE-001-06 The One Polyphonic Synthesizer 8-Voice – €7,999.00
MOG-ONE-002-06 The One Polyphonic Synthesizer 16-Voice – €10,699.00
LPS-SUB-007-06 Subsequent 25 – €1,359.00
LPS-SUB-006-06 Subsequent 37 – €1,959.00
TAURUS TBP-002-06 Minitaur – €659.00
MOD-MATR-06 Matriarch – €2,133.00
MOD-GRAND-06 Grandmother – €1,119.00
MOD-WK-MAVIS-U Mavis Synthesizer – €369.00
MOD-SUBH-06 Subharmonicon – €775.00
MOD-DFAM-06 DFAM – €779.00
MOD-MOTHER-32-06 Mother-32 Semi-Modular Synthesizer – €789.00
RES-EP-003 – MOOG EXPRESSION PEDAL EP-3 – €65.00

Additionally, a 10% discount is available on Moog accessories (shirts, dust covers, etc.) with your membership card.

Other Products

Mehteran cymbals – 10% off
Vater drumsticks – 10% off
Vic Firth drumsticks – 10% off
Airturn page turners and other accessories – 10% off

Additionally, members can enjoy benefits on other Soitin Laine products. For price inquiries, contact Marko Kumpula at marko.kumpula@soitinlaine.fi.