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I have a bachelor in music and I am certified grade C in music theory.
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.
A short introduction to who I am
When I was younger I always wanted to be a famous drummer, 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 loved 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 learned me more about teaching. It also got me into the sound design team of Camel Audio, where I made factory library patches for their Alchemy synthesizer.
I realised I wanted to do more with sound design and with two other people from ADSR I started Sound-Freqs, a sound-design label that focuses on community instead of sales.
Pretty soon after starting we signed a Loop masters Exclusive deal, which means that they will handle the administration and promotion of our sound packs.
This was a very big thing for us but because I missed teaching music I wanted to set up something for young musicians that was unique and fun, approaching music in an experimental way, so I started Subject Sound.
The goal for Subject Sound is to let students explore music in a way that feels natural to them, I’ll share all the theory and technical knowledge that I’ve gained over the years, but the rest is up to them. I help them with their mixes and arrangement and we talk about workflow and a good mindset for creating music. I truly love giving these lessons.