Composer/Producer/Sound Design

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Jan Heymel on SoundBetter

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. 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.

FILM SCORING
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.

SFX / FOLEY EDITING
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.

MIXING & MASTERING
Mixing and Mastering can be a real struggle. Especially if you spent too much time working on your songs. That's why I am here for you. I'm your second pair of ears. Through my many years working in audio I learnt how to make things sound great. Let me help you with this.

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

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

11 Reviews

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

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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. 👍

  6. Review by Wes Writer (Skrxlla)
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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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. Review by Breana Marin
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    A pleasure to work with, and extremely talented!

  11. Review by Natalie M.- Female Vocalist
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    Very kind and understanding. Lovely to work with. Great songwriter!

Interview with Jan Heymel

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

  2. A: To get done what needs to get done in time and in the best possible quality.

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

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

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

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

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

  8. A: Over 10 years for now.

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

  10. A: Hans Zimmer. I think I can learn a lot from him.

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

  12. A: For every song or project, give it your all. This is what makes good content stand out from bad content.

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

  14. A: Film and electronic music.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Writing unique melodies.

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

  18. A: Passion.

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

  20. 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.

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

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

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

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

Terms Of Service

3 passes in total (Initial pass plus 2 sets of revisions). Additional revisions are $25 per for another set of notes. Contact for turn-around times.

GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Steve Jablonsky
  • Ennio Morricone
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Many East West Libraries
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