The winners have been chosen!

The winner of the Apogee Groove is….

Ray Lewis!

Congratulations Ray!

And the winner of the Apogee Element is…..

Andrew Thomas!

Congratulations Andrew!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Apogee Groove Headphone DAC & Amp: First Impressions & Giveaway

In this video, I cover the new Apogee Groove headphone digital to analog converter (DAC) and amplifier. When I’m working on the road, I need a good mobile solution for monitoring and driving my headphones. The Groove is my new “go-to” device for this application.

You’ll hear my thoughts on build quality, sound quality, and first impressions. Let’s check it out!


Hear Every Detail In Stunning Clarity and Fidelity – Apogee Groove

Whether you’re building your FLAC file collection or subscribing to a premium music streaming service, you are investing in a higher quality listening experience. Groove unlocks the full potential of that experience, revealing definition, clarity and details like you have never heard before.

Meet Apogee Groove
Apogee Groove is the best portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC. Groove takes the same high quality audio technology found in the world’s most prestigious recording studios and delivers it to your laptop. Connect Groove to your computer’s USB port and your headphones or powered speakers to Groove’s audio output. It’s that easy. Groove’s output provides ample power at any impedance and Apogee’s Constant Current Drive™ technology makes your headphones sound their best. You’ll be amazed by the difference in sound quality – the precise stereo image, punchy bass and stunningly clear high-hats.

Previous Contest Winners

Apogee Element and Groove Giveaway

In December Vespers reviewed Apogee’s Element and Groove. After being blown away by these powerful devices, Apogee allowed us to give a pair away to two lucky students!

Apogee Element
Apogee’s Element 24 is a Thunderbolt audio I/O boxes for Mac. The Element Series takes the best of cutting-edge Apogee gear like puts them into simple form factors. With streamlined hardware features and advanced software control, the Element series delivers ultimate recording quality and performance at unprecedented prices.

The winner of the Apogee Element was Andrew Thomas!

Apogee Groove
Whether you’re building your FLAC file collection or subscribing to a premium music streaming service, you are investing in a higher quality listening experience. Groove unlocks the full potential of that experience, revealing definition, clarity and details like you have never heard before.

The winner of the Apogee Groove was Ray Lewis!

Ableton Push 2 Controller + Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart Online Course

December 2016 brought another incredibly juicy giveaway featuring 2 epic prizes: a brand new Ableton Push 2 controller and free registration to our Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart online course with Ableton Certified Trainer, Brain Funk!

The winner of the Ableton Push 2 and Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart course was Yarden Harari!


Dynaudio BM12mkIIIs

In 2015, Vespers, teamed up with one of the premier creators of high-end studio monitors, Dynaudio, to do a shootout of two of their top end pairs of reference monitors: the BM12mkIIIs and BM15A Classics. Vespers put both pairs through the ringer in his studio, doing sound design, production, mixing and mastering work. The preferred pair ended up being the BM12mkIIIs, and Dynaudio graciously gave us a pair to giveaway to our community.

The winner of the Dynaudio BM12mkIIIs was Nick Vann!


Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitors

In November 2016, Vespers, and Warp Academy, teamed up with Mobile Musician Magazine (Music Group), to giveaway a pair of Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitors to one lucky person!

The winner of the of Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitors was Peter Jacks!


Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones

In January 2017 we gave away a pair of Sennheiser HD 558 headphones.

The winner of the Sennheiser HD 558 headphones was Anthony Ockey!


SubPac S2

In March 2017 we added another dimension of bass to one lucky producer’s studio with a brand new SubPac S2!

The winner of the SubPac S2 was Luke Jackman!


Akai APC 40

March 2017 delivered a super juicy contest that ended up giving one lucky winner a brand new Akai APC 40 Ableton performance controller.

Providing extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow to your studio or live performance, the APC40 mkII incorporates five years of user feedback into its design.

The lucky winner of the Akai APC 40 was Edwin Berzbach!


Akai MINI Winners

Spring 2017 kicked off in April, with a giveaway of 3 mini controllers from Akai: an APC mini, a MPK mini & a MIDImix.

The lucky winners were Brittan Williams, Philip Sprentzel, and Victor Higor!


First Time Visiting Warp Academy?

warp-logo-600x600At Warp Academy you can learn to produce music by learning from a collective of Ableton Live Certified Trainers & industry insiders. Warp Academy trainers are hand picked Ableton and music production experts.

We’re an Ableton Certified Training Center, and we LOVE what we do! And amping you up with inspiration, legit training, and fast-paced excellence is the name of the game.

Courses are built from the ground up to give you the best possible learning experience as a student. They are highly refined, densely packed, meticulously organized transmissions of exactly what you need to know. And, we offer these courses at an incredibly affordable price. No student loan payments for the rest of your life to pay for a degree that almost covered what you were hoping to learn.

We’ve also established some of the most solid discounts in the industry for anyone who has registered for one of our courses. We offer Members Discounts of 20-60% off our partners and third party plugin providers! (including Ableton Live & iZotope software, xFer’s Serum Synth and many more!)

If you’ve got any questions, we have a team of highly trained customer support ninja’s all hopped up on green tea, ready to help! Send them a message here!

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