Kattenburgerstraat 5

1015 JA, Amsterdam

+31 6 360 98 998

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My Five W's: Who

My name is Maikel van der Wouden

 I’m a born-and-raised dutch boy from Amsterdam with a strong passion for sound. I’m proud to have created my own sound agency and a proven method to exploit the power of audio to manage your Brand’s identity through sound. 

I started my business four and a half years ago with Phoebe Ohayon. Today we got a dedicated team of seven and a worldwide network of sound designers and voice talents including licensing partnerships with more than 75 music labels.  

I started my career studying at the conservatory, and before starting my own business, I was an audio engineer. I spent a lot of time researching acoustics, sound and speech characteristics, and audible perception.

After, I started working in traditional studios for several years, but all the commercial productions I worked on did not include any research or strategy at all. I realized that my curiosity and unusual combination of interests and skills were a rare strength.

 

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Let it Beeb

Did you know that this is the sound of Canon AE-1? So anytime you take a photo on your iPhone, you actually hear the sound of a Canon AE-1. Ever since I know this I think about Canon every time I hear somebody taking a picture with an iPhone. The AE-1 was manufactured by Canon in Japan from April 1976 to 1984. It was the first in what became a complete overhaul of Canon’s line of SLRs.

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3D Audio

3D audio is the digital recreation of sound we hear everyday in the real world. It’s always around us and it can come from any direction. This is what we call spatial sound. It combines the interactions between acoustic sound waves, the space and interactions with our head and ears. Most immersive audio concepts have existed for decades. But the interest in immersive audio has increased enormously in recent years…

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More Creators, Do We Need Them?

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. – Bill Gates. The term engineering is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and “to contrive, devise”. To plan, or invent by careful thought. This inspired me. These days a lot of people call themselves a creator. To “create” means to put something into existence.

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