In 2008 I founded Luftrum Sound Design. As the years have passed, Luftrum has become synonymous with who I am. My real name is Søren, I am from Denmark, and sound design has always held a particular fascination for me.
It’s not uncommon for me to while away the hours, noodling on a synth in search of that sound. You know, the one that you hear, in the back of your head, forever chasing it, around in circles. We have all been there, and if you are reading this, you understand the elusive nature that’s intrinsic to sound.
My customer list includes everyone from chart-busting record producers to Grammy and Oscar award winners to globe hopping DJ’s, to bedroom producers all over the world and I have worked for major companies such as Apple, Steinberg, ROLI and U-He just to name a few.
You have likely heard my sounds on numerous albums, in computer games, and major Hollywood productions such as What Happened to Monday, 50 Shades of Grey, and the hit television series Vikings.
Part of why I started Luftrum was to share the knowledge I have accumulated working with audio and to help expedite the process of composing. It takes time to design an inspiring instrument or create a unique set of synth presets. My hope is that the time I have invested in fine-tuning the craft of making sounds, result in not only satisfaction but more importantly inspiration towards everyone’s individual musical goals.
It’s not all business though, and charity is close to my heart. Between 2011-2020 I organized an annual fundraising event, whereby companies throughout the audio industry offered up their products for auction, raising over $260,000 for various charities (Save the Children, Plastic Oceans, WWF, and MusiCares). Currently, I have signed on as a corporate member of WWF to support their global work for a sustainable future and actions against climate change.
Luftrum is a one-man operation, and although it is a lot of work, there are definite benefits. Water cooler conversations are always interesting. The coffee’s complimentary. My boss and I have a lot in common (he likes synths too!), and the acoustics are excellent.
To keep me going through long sound design sessions, I’ve become an avid coffee aficionado (I roast my own beans too…). I tend to unwind by listening to music on vinyl and I enjoy a good game of chess on occasion, and those who are familiar with my output will recognize my particular affinity for everything 80’s.
Have a listen to the demos below, I’m sure you’ll be pleased with what you hear.
Thanks for reading!
The Luftrum Sound
Listen to some of the presets I have made in the playlist right below and scroll through the vids for demos and performances using sounds from the Luftrum portfolio.