Jan Heymel

Composer/Producer/Sound Design

22 Reviews (1 Verified)
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Hi, I am Jan. I write music for media (films, documentaries, commercials, trailers, games, apps and many more).

I am writing music professionally for over ten years now. In my view, music for media should not only be supportive – it should be an expression to make the product stand out today! We are bombarded by so much audio-visual content in these times, so it's so much more important to make the right sound for the right time.

Writing music for film always was a dream of mine since I was a little kid. I crafted my skills over many years and got versatile in writing different styles of music. For me, it's always about the message behind the picture: The emotions, the vibe, the overall feel of the setting. For this I want to write the best music I possibly can.

Most filmmakers I worked with so far, underrated this topic. But as soon as I showed them the difference between professional recorded foley and the thin sound of the camera audio, they were wowed. Good SFX and Foleys get your film to the next level.

Your vocals sound dull or noisy? – Nothing is lost yet. I can edit your vocal so that it shines and breathes by removing noises and unneeded frequencies. In addition to sending the audio, please also send a reference of how you want the vocal to sound like.

I am happy to get to know you and your project. Contact me and I will get back to you asap.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

22 Reviews

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  1. Review by Rob Murray
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    Great working with Jan again!

  2. Review by Carlos V.

    Jan's work is absolutely great! Communication with him was always uncomplicated and he implemented exactly what I wanted. Would book him and his work again at any time and can only warmly recommend hiring him!

  3. Review by Denny White
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    Such a pleasure working with Jan, looking forward to the next time!

  4. Review by Sureilla
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    Jan is a talented producer and I had the pleasure of working with him on a track. He was professional, responsive, open to suggestions and adjustments, and most importantly the track sounded amazing. I would definitely work with him again and recommend hiring him if you need a producer for your song!

  5. Review by Summer Hazelwood
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    5 Stars! Jan was amazing to work with - def recommend creating music with him if you get the opportunity.

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  7. Review by Rob Murray
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    Another fun one!

  8. Review by Rob Murray
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    Always great working with Jan!

  9. Review by Romy Dya
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    Jan is an incredible producer that takes your song to the next level. You can really hear that he puts his heart into his music. And that’s what makes him stand out. I know we will definitely hear more from him. So, hire him now you still can, cause soon enough he will be taking over the world.

  10. Review by AONEA
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    Jan sent me a cool track and I think we came up with a great song. Easy to work with, I would recommend working with him.

  11. Review by Rob Murray
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    Another fun one!

  12. Review by Rob Murray
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    Pleasure working with Jan again!

  13. Review by Rob Murray
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    Super positive, great song, quick/clear communication. Look forward to working together again!

  14. Review by Denitia
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    I wrote and recorded a topline for Jan's track. He was so great to work with, very organized and thoughtful. His music is beautiful and we had a wonderful collaboration. I would be happy with work with Jan again!

  15. Review by Daramola
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    Jan is possibly one of the best producers I have met here on soundbetter. Period.

  16. Review by Sergey Bulin
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    Jan is a great musician. I enjoyed working on his project. and happy to work with Jan the future. 👍

  17. Review by Wes Writer * LIMITED BOOKINGS*
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    Jan is the man lol. was great working with him. knew what he wanted and gave specifics that made it easy for me to put something together that blew him away. glad to have met and been apart o this!

  18. Review by Martin Merenyi
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    Jan is a fantastic musician, very talented and a great person to work with. His feedback was always clear and easy to implement, making the experience a dream for every engineer. i wish him all the best for the future and I am looking forward to work with him again.

  19. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Great guy, very open to suggestions ! Thanks to this, we were able to make big improvements to an already excellent mix so the mastered track was great. Very fulfilling gig. Really challenging b/c the mix of genres within the song. Real fun ! Five stars and looking forward for more collaborations in the future.

  20. Review by Rachel Gavaletz
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    Jan is great at communicating, and very thorough about revisions. His songs are great, and he's great to work with!

Interview with Jan Heymel

  1. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  2. A: For every song or project, give it your all. And don't be afraid to throw away not-so-good ideas and start from scratch. Go into focus mode for hours without distractions. From my experience this is what makes good content stand out from bad content.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Doing a lot of jingles and creating an audio brands for companies. I also frequently do music for advertising films and ghost produce pop music for indie artists.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: To make you happy and to get done what needs to get done in time.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Just send me a message. I am very open to work on almost anything.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: It's been a journey of over 10 years for now.

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: Hans Zimmer. I think I can learn a lot from him his unique and different approaches to create/enhance emotions through music.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Film and electronic pop music.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Melodies.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: My notebook, a keyboard, a laptop, music boxes and a generator for the electricity ;)

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: Passion.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: For writing music to picture, a good start is a good cup of tea and a blank paper. As soon as I dived deep into the movie, I switch over from paper to piano and start composing. Then I usually forget time and space and tend to work long hours without much breaks.

  23. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  24. A: Definitely Hans Zimmer, but also film composers like Ennio Morricone or Steve Jablonsky. There are too many to count.

  25. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  26. A: Writing music for audio-visual content.

Hotpost Iceland (Epic Cinema Trailer Music)

I was the Composer in this production

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3 passes in total (Initial pass plus 2 sets of revisions). Prices may vary depending on revisions so let's chat about what you are needing! Contact for turn-around times.

GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Steve Jablonsky
  • Ennio Morricone
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • East West Libraries
  • Apogee Duet
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    My latest soundtrack for a documentary about touristic activities connected with the environmental and socio-cultural development of Iceland is out now! Take a listen here: https://album.link/janheymel-hotspot-soundtrack