Pasi Kauppinen (born August 19, 1978) is a Finnish musician and producer from Kokkola, Finland. He is best known as the bassist of the power metal band Sonata Arctica since 2013.
Kauppinen learned to play bass at the age of 13, due his brother's band need a bass player.
Kauppinen cites Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Halloween, Yngwie Malmsteen, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Slayer, Metallica as his musical influences. And his favourites bassists include Billy Sheehan, Tony Levin, Dave LaRue.
In 2013, Kauppinen joined Sonata Arctica to replace Marko Paasikoski, who left the band due to unsolvable issues with being part of a touring ensemble. He is also the bassist for Winterborn, Silent Voices and the Klingenberg Syndrome project.
Apart from being a bassist, Kauppinen also co-owns the Studio 57 in Kronoby, Finland, where he works as a producer and a studio engineer.
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