Jor van der Poel
Sound designer and music theory expert, Jor is also a co-founder of Sound Freqs.
- Logic Pro
- Ableton Live
- Music Theory
- Sound Design
- Music Production
- Arrangement & Composition
My name is Jor van der Poel, I was born in Groningen, The Netherlands but I am currently living in Vancouver BC. 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 3 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 Camel Audio, where I made factory library patches for their Alchemy synthesizer.
I am a co-founder of Sound-Freqs, a sound-design label that focuses on community instead of sales. I also own Subject Sound, a business focused on music production and sound design education.
I enjoy letting students explore music in a way that feels natural to them. Sharing all the theoretical and technical knowledge that I’ve gained over the years with my students is just the beginning. I help people with their mixes and arrangements and we talk about workflows and together we work to develop a good mindset for creating music. I truly love providing private 1-to-1 mentorship lessons.