The studio was used in the 60's and 70's mainly for composing electro-acoustic music. The pieces that came out of the studio formed an important part of Finnish electroacoustic music of this period. In addition to Kurenniemi, the composers working there included Andrew Bentley, Henrik Otto Donner, Jukka Ruohomäki and Erkki Salmenhaara.
Since the mid-1980s, the studio's focus has shifted from electro-acoustic music composition to computer-aided music research, education and software development.
The equipment has evolved from traditional analog tape recorders and synthesizers to modern computer stations and MIDI instruments. The studio was used by composers as well as by researchers and students of musicology.