About

Jani Kervinen

Jani Kervinen

Plug-in developer, sound designer and music producer

Mystery Islands a.k.a. Jani Kervinen, Electronic dance music producer from Finland. Jani Kervinen started making electronic music in 1994. Therefore, you’ve hear some of the productions in all major trance channels across the internet, including: Trance Around The World, A State Of Trance etc etc. Also some commercial radio stations has been spinnin’ out Mystery Islands tunes.

From those early days, there has been a lot stuff that happened: warming up Darude, when he came up with his ‘Sandstorm’ single back in the days, Spinnin’ at Wildchild birthday party at London, UK, Lived in UK by making music only etc etc.

Jani kicked off with his first single ‘Jungle Breeze’ and it got rated with 5/5 starts in DJ MAG! Second single ‘Solace’ was written pretty soon after Jungle Breeze and it got some spice by vocals from a Finnish rock singer, “Keely” aka Juha Kiili. This vocal version didn’t get released as at it’s time, male vocals wasn’t the thing in Trance music.

Also one of the most important break thru was a remix for Afterglow Records: “Arizona & Greg Murray – Daylight (Mystery Islands Remix)” After making music more and more, it was pretty obvious to collaborate with some others and soon Jani met Mika Savela and ‘Dyyni’ & ‘Kaste’ was born. Kaste – Desert Eagle got signed to Anjunabeats, and it was a huge success! Those were the golden trance-times I’d say.

Then, some other stuff what is going on.. Jani is also known as a sound designer and plug-in developer. He has done a punch of soundsets for different synths, like Access Virus range, Waldorf synths, Roland JP-series and Apple Logic ES2 soundset! In development side, Jani has written AudioUnit & VSTi control, editor & librarian plug-ins together with Arto Vaarala. You need to check the plug-ins out, as they will ease your workflow with DAW – Hardware synthesizers environment.

Mystery Islands a.k.a. Jani Kervinen, Electronic dance music producer from Finland. Jani Kervinen started making electronic music in 1994. Therefore, you’ve hear some of the productions in all major trance channels across the internet, including: Trance Around The World, A State Of Trance etc etc. Also some commercial radio stations has been spinnin’ out Mystery Islands tunes.

From those early days, there has been a lot stuff that happened: warming up Darude, when he came up with his ‘Sandstorm’ single back in the days, Spinnin’ at Wildchild birthday party at London, UK, Lived in UK by making music only etc etc.

Jani kicked off with his first single ‘Jungle Breeze’ and it got rated with 5/5 starts in DJ MAG! Second single ‘Solace’ was written pretty soon after Jungle Breeze and it got some spice by vocals from a Finnish rock singer, “Keely” aka Juha Kiili. This vocal version didn’t get released as at it’s time, male vocals wasn’t the thing in Trance music.

Also one of the most important break thru was a remix for Afterglow Records: “Arizona & Greg Murray – Daylight (Mystery Islands Remix)” After making music more and more, it was pretty obvious to collaborate with some others and soon Jani met Mika Savela and ‘Dyyni’ & ‘Kaste’ was born. Kaste – Desert Eagle got signed to Anjunabeats, and it was a huge success! Those were the golden trance-times I’d say.

Then, some other stuff what is going on.. Jani is also known as a sound designer and plug-in developer. He has done a punch of soundsets for different synths, like Access Virus range, Waldorf synths, Roland JP-series and Apple Logic ES2 soundset! In development side, Jani has written AudioUnit & VSTi control, editor & librarian plug-ins together with Arto Vaarala. You need to check the plug-ins out, as they will ease your workflow with DAW – Hardware synthesizers environment.

Studio equipment

Some "classics" of Trance music


Apple Logic Pro
Apple MacPro 2,66 Quad
30″ HP
RME RayDat
Universal Audio UAD-2 Duo Satellite
Novation Nocturn
ESI KeyControl 49XT
TC Electronic Powercore x8
TC Electronic Powercore Unplugged
TC Electronic Powercore PCI mk1 (x2)
PCI-chassis (virtuavia PCIe -> 4x PCI)
Emagic AMT-8 x2
Behringer ADA8000 (x4)
Behringer SRC2496 (x2)
Behringer MX8000a (x2)

TC Electronic Level Pilot
Mackie BigKnob
Mackie HR824
Audio Pro Addon One
12″ Sub-bass
Ultrasone PROline 2500
AKG K 240
Behringer Condensier Mic
Rode NT1-a Mic
Access Virus Powercore Multi
Access Virus C Desktop
Access Virus TI|2 Desktop
Roland JP-8000
Waldorf microQ
Waldorf blofeld

Roland JP-8080
Clavia Nord Rack 2
Clavia Nord Rack 3
Novation KS-Rack
Novation Supernova 2 Rack
Korg MS2000R
Korg Radias R
Yamaha EX5R
Plugins from Sinevibes, Arturia, TC Electronic, Korg, U-he, Lennar Digital, ReFX, Novation, Universal Audio, FXpansion, DaDa Life, DiscoDSP, FabFilter, SoundTower, Waldorf, G-Media, Kush Audio, Sound Radix, Sonimus, Redmatica, Motu, keilwertAudio, Native Instruments, XILS-Lab, Sonnox, Soundtoys, etc. And the best part: They’re all legal :)

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