Modular synthesis with iOS apps
Learn to understand Modular synthesis.
Create your own signature presets.
Get the most out of your apps.
Find your own sound.
Sound Designer (Loopmasters, Camel Audio, ADSR sounds, SoundFreqs), Music Production Instructor (Pyramind), Grade C certified music teacher
My name is Jor van der Poel, I was born in the Netherlands and lived in Vancouver, BC for years. Currently I am living in Berlin, which proves to be a great playground for the experimental minded (i.e. Mad Scientists).
I am a music producer, arranger, teacher and sound designer. I am certified in both music theory and sound design education. When I was younger I wanted to be a famous drummer, when I already knew how to play so I started teaching drums to others and I got myself into music education. This introduced me to a whole new world of music, and I realised that if I knew how to record and arrange I could be my own band. So I started practicing piano and guitar, both classical and jazz and learned how to record this to use in my music.
Besides acoustic music, I also love the extreme flexibility of synthetic sounds which made me want to learn about sound design, mixing and mastering. I spend a few years practicing this 8 hours a day, I got pretty good at it and 5 years ago I started making weekly sound design videos for the online community ADSR. This introduced me to a lot of people in the music industry, and taught me more about educating others. It also got me on the Sound-Design team of various Software Developers and a position as featured mentor for Pyramind, CA.
I am a co-founder of Sound-Freqs, a sound-design label that focuses on community and the owner of Subject Sound, an online school for Sound Design, Production & Music Theory.
"It was just a gradual development over the years. Last year was "All You Need Is Love." This year it's "Give Peace a Chance." Remember love. If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together."
- Paul Fawkes, Mixing Engineer
"Jor is extremely knowledgeable about music theory and sound design. more importantly, he knows how to explain the principles of theory and sound design in practical, and immediately useful ways. Studying with Jor even for just a short time has really opened my eyes -- I've gained a new understanding of my areas of strengths and weaknesses in composing music, and i've found myself quickly improving using his recommendations."
- Erik Simons, Music Producer
"I've never met anyone who is better in explaining complex sound design concepts than Jor. Every time I watch his videos or talk to him I find something new that I can instantly apply to my production."
- Mike Hooks, Music Producer, ipadmusic.com