ABOUT

Jesper "Jeppe" Söderström
Jesper Söderström
Mixing "Tuntematon Sotilas Harparskogissa" 2017

I enjoy learning new things and implementing that knowledge into my work. New methods, new software, new equipment. How to make it sound better. How to work faster. Finding a better way.

I started studying classical piano at the age of 6, and in 2002 I got my first job as a sound assistant at a little outdoor theater. I founded my company Sound Alchemy in 2016. I started studying classical piano at the age of 6, and in 2002 I got my first job as a sound assistant at a little outdoor theater. I founded my company Sound Alchemy in 2016. In recent years I’ve gotten more interested in location sound recording and sound design for film and video.

I can record dialog and sound effects, edit and mix. I can also mix live (FOH and monitor) and tune sound systems with my Smaart v8 rig. I can also help you with sound design (technical design and creative sound design) for videos, films, musicals, plays, installations and various art projects. I collaborate with other designers, artists and companies when working on bigger projects.

I live in Billnäs in Southern Finland and working mostly in that area and I can be available anywhere.

EXPERIENCE

FILM & VIDEO

Sound production

  • Porkala – Röster från Parentesen 2021-2024 (documentary)
    Responsibilities: location sound, sound editing, sound design, mixing

  • Harparskoglinjen – Västfronten mot Sovjet 2021 (documentary)
    Responsibilities: location sound, sound editing, sound design, mixing

  • Mauno Koivisto – Täkters President 2019 (theater film version)
    Responsibilities: live recording, live mixing, post sound

  • Okänd Soldat i Harparskog / Tuntematon Sotilas Harparskogissa 2017 (theater film version)
    Responsibilities: live recording, live mixing, post sound

  • Sound production for various marketing films 2018-
    Responsibilities: location sound, voiceover recording, sound editing, sound design, mixing

THEATER

Sound designer

  • All Shook Up, Raaseporin Kesäteatteri 2022
  • Teater Magnitude (radio theater 4 episodes) 2021
  • Peter Pan, Raaseporin Kesäteatteri 2021
  • Mauno Koivisto – Tähtelän presidentti, Tähtelä (Inkoo) 2019
  • Jorden runt på 80 dagar, Raaseporin Kesäteatteri 2019
  • Scenprovet (Nya TaDaM), Svenska Teatern 2018
  • Okänd Soldat i Harparskog / Tuntematon Sotilas Harparskogissa 2017
  • The Sound of Music, Raaseporin Kesäteatteri 2016
  • Blood Brothers, Tryckeriteatern, Karjaa 2016
  • Emil i Lönneberga, Raaseporin Kesäteatteri 2015
  • En Midsommarnattsdröm på Raseborg, Raaseporin Kesäteatteri 2014

FOH operator (A sound)

  • Kristina från Duvemåla (A-sound), Svenska Teatern 2013

Microphone technician (B sound)

  • CHESS, Svenska Teatern 2018-2019
  • MAMMA MIA! Musikaali, Messukeskus 2018
  • Stockmann Stockmann, Svenska Teatern 2018
  • Tove, Svenska Teatern 2017
  • Ingvar, Svenska Teatern 2017
  • Skattkammarön, Svenska Teatern 2016

LIVE EVENTS

FOH Sound engineer

  • Höstdagarna, Aaka 2019
  • Tro Hopp Kärlek @ Erottaja, Helsinki 2019
  • Blow! Nights of the Arts, Helsinki 2019
  • Santa Fe Summer Party 2019
  • Sanna Nielsen Finland christmas tour 2018
  • Ruskeasuon siirtolapuutarha 100 year Anniversary, Helsinki 2018
  • Degerbyn Possujuhlat 2018
  • Jammu Rocks Gårdsfest, Tammisaari 2018
  • VitisOpenFest, Viitasaari 2018
  • Ilmajoen Musiikkijuhlat 2018
  • Paul Oxley’s Unit – Strings Attached Tour 2017
  • VNSMF 100 year Anniversary Concert, Tammisaari 2017
  • August Night, Tammisaari 2017 – 2021
  • November Night, Tammisaari 2017
  • Nyländsk Aftongala, 2016 – 2018
  • Pop Up Pohjola-Norden @ Helsinki, Turku, Oulu, Tampere 2016

“Multi technician” (sound, light, video)

  • Le Petit Festival, Hanko 2015 – 2021
  • Kulttuuritalo Grand, Porvoo 2015 – 2019 (900+ hours of work with clients)

Other

  • Technical provider and system engineer for Club for Five, Hanko, February 2019
  • Microphone technician @ Eureka Innovation Days, Finlandiatalo 2018
  • Sound pressure level measurements @ SeaHorse Week, Hanko 2017 – 2018
  • System design & tuning, Inkoo Church 2016
TECHNICAL SKILLS

LIVE MIXING CONSOLES

  • Allen & Heath dLive, SQ
  • Behringer X32
  • DiGiCo SD9, SD10
  • Midas PRO1, PRO2, M32
  • Soundcraft Si Performer
  • Yamaha 01v96, LS9, M7CL, QL1, CL5

AUDIO SOFTWARE

  • Acon Digital Acoustica
  • Allen & Heath dLive
  • Audinate Dante (Certified level 3)
  • iZotope RX9 Audio Editor
  • L-Acoustics Network Manager
  • L-Acoustics Soundvision
  • Logic Pro X
  • MainStage 3
  • QLab 4
  • Shure Wireless Workbench 6
  • Smaart v8
  • Soundly
  • Steinberg Nuendo 12
  • Steinberg SpectraLayers 8
  • Sound Devices Wave Agent
  • Tentacle Sync Studio
  • Wavetool V3
  • Youlean Loudness Meter
  • Plugins (Acon Digital, Fabfilter, oeksound, Soundtoys, Valhalla, Waves…)

LIGHTNING CONTROLLERS

  • Avolites Titan – basic skills
  • Chamsys MagicQ – basic skills
  • QLab 4 lighting – good skills

THE REST

  • Adobe Photoshop – basic skills
  • Adobe Premiere – basic skills
  • DaVinci Resolve – basic skills
  • Microsoft Office – basic skills
  • WordPress, HTML, CSS, programming – basic skills
Education

Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Media Engineer, 2012

Music Institute of Raasepori
Basic Music Certificate, Classical Piano, 2001

Languages

Swedish – native

English – fluent

Finnish – good