What We Do

Founded in 2001 by Jim Hoffman, Hoffman Sound has climbed Chicago’s ranks becoming one of the top audio post-production companies in the city. Specializing in post audio design and finish for commercial, tv, web or film, the Hoffman Sound team combines their veteran experience with a modern point of view to create the most authentic audio experience possible.

What We’ve Done

Who We Are

Jim Hoffman

Partner / Creative Director

Jim has been widely sought after for his sound design/mixing skills for years in Chicago and has worked on many of America’s top brands. In addition to co-founding Jira Productions, Jim still oversees Jira’s sister company Hoffman Sound. The marriage of music and sound is a natural for him, having also worked on music projects with artists including R. Kelly, Aaliyah, Cheap Trick, and Billy Corgan. Having grown up in a family of photographers, he als brings his love of photography and cinematorgraphy to Jira.

Justin Mayer

Sound Designer

Justin has been working at recording studios since the age of sixteen. His attention to detail and ability to create compelling soundscapes has made him one of the top sound designers in Chicago over the past decade. He has worked on numerous TV, web, and radio campaigns, for products such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, GE, IBM, and Marlboro. Along with his passion for sound design, Justin stays busy working with local musicians..

Lonnie Bonds

Producer / Operations Manager

Lonnie, a graduate of Columbia College, began working in the industry at a music production house. After a four-year stint he decided to break out of the studio and hit the road. He traveled the country in a pretty Prevost tour bus as a drum and keyboard tech. He then hooked up with Jim Hoffman and has been with Hoffman Sound since its humble beginnings. Lonnie also DJs the poshest parties to local hidden gems under the alias “dj 007″.

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Hoffman Sound
680 N Lake Shore Dr #1315
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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