Warp Academy Featured Member: Jon Neimeister

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A powerfully diverse community with a wide variety of skill levels, it always excites us to see aspiring musicians flourish in our growing community. At Warp Academy our Trainers love teaching and sharing their knowledge surrounding music. Here is another inspiring story from our community.

Jon Neimeister’s love of music began at a very early age, playing the piano as a kid. For the past 5 years he has dabbled with composing and in the past year has he really sunk his teeth into production. It’s always been something he wanted to do, and after he started actually studying, he fell totally in love with the process.

Having a real passion for the simple power of a good chord structure, good rhythms, and good melodies, Jon draws inspiration from classical pieces and soundtracks of video games that he was introduced to at a young age. His musical influences include Dr. Luke, Koan Sound and Kraddy to name a few.

He enrolled in Creative Mastery with the intention of using the teaching to further his illustrations, but after being so impressed with the quality of the instruction he decided to check out the other courses in the Warp Academy and Vespers libraries. Jon says,

“All of the courses have been tremendously helpful and I’ll definitely be taking more in the future.”

Jon’s main goal is to just the best music he possibly can. He truly enjoys the process of making music, learning about it and hearing a finished track come together. Right now Jon continues to further his learning and experimenting,

“I’m still relatively new to the whole thing so I’m just trying out as many different things as possible, trying to tune my ear to good quality sound, hone my strengths and shore up my weaknesses. A process which has been made notably easier by Vespers and all the great folks at Warp Academy!”

 

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Vespers is a beat-making robot sent back in time from the year 2502. He was banished from the future for repeat offenses of making excessively bass-heavy noises, leading to irreparable structural damage to the downtown core of Neo Tokyo. It is reported that his long-time sidekick and party companion “Go-Go”, a biogenetically enhanced fennec fox, also travelled back in time to join him in his exile. Vespers is known for his extensive and unpredictable glitches, which cause him to randomly spout tidbits of music production wizardry and secret techniques to virtually anyone who will listen. Kind of like the robot equivalent of Tourettes Syndrome. You can see hours of videos of him waxing poetic about all kinds of audio geekery on his Youtube channel. Legend has it that getting sent back in time was all part of his “master plan” to create a legion of bass worshipers who will take over the future. Although he isn’t human, he does have an puzzling affinity for jazz music and a fascinating preoccupation with saxophones. You can frequently catch him wreaking bassy-havoc and inciting funk-infused dancefloor mayhem at all kinds of music festivals and West Coast gatherings. WARNING: If there is a Vespers sighting in your area, ensure you protect yourself and your loved ones with heavy duty hearing protection and undertake standard earthquake readiness procedures.

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