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Audiomotif is an audio outsourcing outfit founded by Daan Hendriks and Durk Kooistra, two enthusiastic Dutchmen who love to play games, make noise and tirelessly discuss geek topics.

Our roots are in electronic music production: making beats, programming synthesisers, manipulating samples and performing at sweaty and dark squats. Our formative years were defined by running our own humble record label, releasing and promoting the music we loved and believed in.

As we grew a little bit older, we pursued careers in sound design and music production for video games, film and other media. Getting busier and busier as freelancing individuals, we formed Audiomotif in spring 2010 out of the simple need to be able to take on more work.

It is still early days for our collaborative endeavour, so we feel lucky to have already seen a steady stream of great projects coming towards us. We are glowing of jolly excitement!

If you are looking for a team of easy going, approachable and professional audio designers to give your project that aural sparkle at competitive rates, then please drop us a line. We will be more than happy to talk to you about your requirements!

Core team

Daan Hendriks (Sound design, Music) Durk Kooistra(Sound design,  Music)
Daan is our game audio guy. Besides working on and playing plenty of games, he also loves mixing afrobeat and creating meticulously crafted sample-based electronic music. He only ever really leaves his house to buy food or capture sounds from interesting locations A keen DIY’er, Durk is a bit of a nutty professor, always building objects that help him to create more noise. He is also a specialist in manipulating synthesizers, having embarked on a seemingly lifelong mission to create monstrous basslines that blow your speakers.

Affiliated Composers

Tim van de Laar (Orchestral, pop) imagesRemus Ockels (Ethnic, orchestral)
Tim is our go-to-guy for fast and effective musical solutions. It is as if he sleeps on his keyboard, wakes up and then has it for breakfast. He has a great feel for pop music arrangements, and this enables him to write music in a multitude of styles. Remus loves his guitars, and if you hear him play his flamenco, you’ll be hard pressed to believe he is a Dutch bloke. A talented musician, his focus on and understanding of ethnic and orchestral music make him into a versatile composer.


jelleJelle Geus (Sound design)
Jelle is our favorite product tester and more recently our newest sound designer focussing on both interactive sound design and product development for our sampling endeavors  You can wake him up in the middle of the night to play with knobs.

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