Learn Understand Apply Create When a new idea clicks, all your skills level up. That’s the breakthrough moment. And when you can learn at your own pace, you won’t miss a single one. That’s why every single section of Alchemy is carefully broken up into an easy “learn on-demand” video.
Learn To Create Any Sound You WantAlchemy is all your favorite synths in one, once understood, you understand them all
Get an insider understanding of Alchemy! From synthesis & sample manipulation to routing & mapping techniques, Alchemy can create the sounds you have always dreamed of.
See why the pros think Alchemy is magic! Dig deep with us and discover the game-changing abilities hiding in every corner of this beastly synth.
Understand every button, knob and option. With your new knowledge you will simply know exactly what to do to get the sounds you imagine.
Move beyond presets and craft your most impressive sounds yet. Create with confident intention, and watch Alchemy become your new secret weapon.
Beginner? Take your time and go through the basics as many times as you need. Just the first few videos will take your sound to a whole new level. Advanced? You’re going to love videos 19-30. We recommend you watch them a few times. We bet you’ll pick up something inspiring every time you watch.
When a new idea clicks, all your skills level up. That’s the breakthrough moment. And when you can learn at your own pace, you won’t miss a single one. That’s why every single section of Alchemy is carefully broken up into an easy “learn on-demand” video.
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.