Only eleven years old, Johan has his first recording sessions as a member of the famous children’s choir “De Leidsche Sleuteltjes”. They record an album called “ABBA for children” and the single pony, pony, pony leads to some TV performances.
After finishing his composition study at the Utrecht School of Arts, Johan ran a small studio in The Hague working with a lot of analogue gear like the Roland MKS series and Akai Samplers.
Soundgram had a flying start when Johan moved to London where he worked at a specialized music store and started his own studio situated near the Thames. Besides building a network in the UK music industry, the first feature film “Clocking Paper” was composed and recorded in the London studio.
After returning to the Netherlands and a steady job as a music/studio teacher, Johan bought a house and converted it to a recording studio! Isolating all the walls and concrete floors with a build-in foley stage was a challenge.
It was not big but it worked great on most projects.
After 7 years teaching and working in The Hague, Johan decided to build a brand new recording and mixing studio in Utrecht. Together with his father they constructed a box in box type studio with a big projection screen and a 50m2 recording space.
Our main recording studio can have up to 25 musicians recording together.
Today Soundgram Post is a creative place for writing songs, scores and sound design for projects ranging from animations and games to horror scores, documentaries and police investigation TV series…