The 4 winners have been chosen…and they are…
Week #1 Winner: Donatella Monteleone!
Week #2 Winner: Joshua Lewis!
Week #3 Winner: Daniel Easterday
Week #4 Winner: Graham Trimble
Thank you to everyone who entered! Check out the new giveaway contest we just launched below!
NEW CONTEST: Enter to Win a Reference 3 Speaker Calibration Kit from Sonarworks & Warp Academy!
In the studio, you hear both your speakers and your room. Sonarworks Reference 3 is the most accurate speaker and room calibration software delivering reference sound you can trust in under 15 minutes. Warp Academy is very excited to be giving away a Reference 3 Speaker Calibration Kit from Sonarworks to 1 lucky winner!
Enter to Win 1 of 4 Copies of xFer’s Serum Synth!
Warp Academy is thrilled to be giving producers a chance to win 1 of 4 copies of Xfer’s legendary Serum Synth! A wavetable synthesizer with high-quality sound, visual & creative interface to make creating and altering sounds fun instead of tedious, & the ability to “go deep” when desired – to create / import / edit / morph wavetables, and manipulate these on playback in real-time.
Instead of waiting until the end of the month to announce all 4 winners, each week in June we’ll be picking 1 of the 4 winner’s. Here is when we’ll announce each winner:
- Winner #1: Saturday June 10th: The winner is Donatella Monteleone! Congratulations Donatella!
- Winner #2: Saturday June 17th: The winner is Joshua Lewis! Congratulations Lewis!
- Winner #3: Saturday June 24th: The winner is Daniel Easterday! Congratulations Daniel!
- Winner #4: Friday June 30th: The winner is Graham Trimble! Congratulations Graham!
To enter the giveaway, just enter your name & email address on the contest form above!
Want to increase your chances of winning?
After you enter your email address, you can gain additional entries to the contest by referring your friends. (3 additional entries for each friend referred) Follow the instructions on the contest form above and and share your personal contest link with friends to increase your chances of winning!
Contest deadline for collecting entries is June 29th 2017, 11:59PM PST. The final winner will be announced shortly afterwards!
xFer’s Serum Synth
Import Your Own Audio and Create Custom Wavetables with Ease
Serum has a Wavetable editor built right in- you can create your own wavetables in a variety of ways. Import audio directly from audio files – Serum has a variety of methods and options for analyzing audio for breaking it apart into individual waveforms. You can import single-cycle wavetables of course, as well as many at once (with in-built sorting options, or manual re-ordering). Morph between various wavetables using standard linear interpolation (crossfading) or via harmonic/spectral morphing. Draw directly on the waveform, with optional grid-size snapping and a variety of shape tools. Generate or modify waveforms using FFT (additive). Create or process waveforms using formula functions. Processing menu options allow you to do the other tasks you would want, such as apply fades, crossfades, normalize, export, and much more.
Ultra Clean Oscillators
Playback of wavetables requires digital resampling to play different frequencies. Without considerable care and a whole lot of number crunching, this process will create audible artifacts. Artifacts mean that you are (perhaps unknowingly) crowding your mix with unwanted tones / frequencies. Many popular wavetable synthesizers are astonishingly bad at suppressing artifacts – even on a high-quality setting some create artifacts as high as -36 dB to -60 dB (level difference between fundamental on artifacts) which is well audible, and furthermore often dampening the highest wanted audible frequencies in the process, to try and suppress this unwanted sound. In Serum, the native-mode (default) playback of oscillators operates with an ultra high-precision resampling, yielding an astonishingly inaudible signal-to-noise (for instance, -150 dB on a sawtooth played at 1 Khz at 44100)! This requires a lot of calculations, so Serum’s oscillator playback has been aggressively optimized using SSE2 instructions to allow for this high-quality playback without taxing your CPU any more than the typical (decent quality) soft synth already does. Load up Serum and we think you’ll be able to notice both what you hear (solid high frequencies, extending flat all the way up to the limits of hearing) as well as what you don’t hear (no unwanted mud or aliasing gibberish- just good, clean sound).
The modulation system allows for drag and drop connections between mod sources and destinations. Want an LFO controlling a filter cutoff? Simply drag the LFO title to the cutoff knob. This LFO->Filter connection will now appear in the Mod Matrix as well. In other words, you have two views/approaches for creating and modifying your modulations: sometimes a list is nice, other times you just want the job done fast and easy.
Serum includes all of the filter types found in LFOTool in addition to some brand-new ones. Flangers, Phasers, and Comb filters all of which can key-track to the musical note you play. Dual filter types let you control or morph between filter types. Get creative with atypical processes for filters such as downsampling, or the unique filter types found nowhere before, such as the dirty-sounding French LPF.
Previous Contest Winners
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!
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!
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!
First Time Visiting Warp Academy?
At 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!