The contest is now complete…and the winner is…
Congratulations Luke! Thank you to everyone who entered!
The promotion you are trying to access ended February 28th 2017. Keep your eyes peeled for our email newsletter as we look forward to sharing future giveaways, music production goodies, and epic online courses with you!
NEW CONTEST: Enter to Win a Free AKAI APC40 mkII Ableton Live Performance Controller!
It’s time for another Warp Academy giveaway, this month we’re ecstatic to announce we’ll be giving away an AKAI APC40 mkII Ableton Performance Controller to one lucky winner! 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.
Warp Academy is excited to be bringing you a seriously unique giveaway this month! There is highly innovative, emerging technology that we think you all should know about, especially if you’re making any kind of electronic or bass heavy music!
It’s called the SubPac S2 and Warp Academy is excited to be giving one unit away to a lucky winner in our community!
The SubPac S2 is essentially a wearable subwoofer that you feel, but don’t hear. It’s like a bass backpack that is attached to your studio chair that adds in another dimension to your listening or mixing experience
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 February 28th 2017, 11:59PM, PST. The winner will be announced shortly afterwards!
WTF is a SubPac?
Think back to a time you were at a festival or a club with a really large sound system. There’s just something different about listening to music on a PA that big. It’s the way the sound hits you. When you’re experiencing music on massive subs that can move enormous amounts of air, you feel the music as much as hear it. The audio becomes tactile. The SubPac brings that experience of tactile audio into your studio. It’s essentially a wearable subwoofer that you feel, but don’t hear.
Think of it like a bass backpack that adds in another dimension to your listening or mixing experience. It’s especially useful in a couple of applications. Say you live in an apartment or a suite where you can’t have a sub. The SubPac gives you the upside of being able to feel the sub without pissing off your neighbors. Another advantage is adding an additional sense into the mixing experience. Sub can be really difficult to get right in your mix, so the SubPac allows you to use both your sense of touch and your sense of hearing to accurately gauge the low end.
Why a SubPac?
When you’re producing or mixing, attention to the low frequencies is essential. As a mix & mastering engineer, one of the most common problems I encounter is in the sub range of the mix. As a teacher, the single most common uncertainty my students have is whether they got the low end of their mix right.
Low end is so difficult mix because you can’t accurately hear sub in most home studios. It’s either an issue with the monitors being unable to correctly reproduce sub at sufficient volumes, or more commonly, for the room itself to be at fault. Things like frequency accumulation and phase cancellation can make it really tough to properly hear the sub in your mix.
The SubPac takes the room out of the equation and allows you to use your sense of touch in addition to your hearing to add a valuable extra dimension into the equation.
What’s New in the S2?
This is version 2 of the SubPac. The second generation SubPac S2 has:
- New tactile transducers
- New ergonomic shape for maximum body contact and comfort.
- Slimmer control box.
- Bluetooth 4.0 input with A2DP streaming.
- High capacity Li-ion rechargeable battery now runs 6+ hours per charge.
SubPac S2 – Unboxing and Initial Thoughts
Vespers was lucky enough to get his hands on an S2 unit, check out his unboxing and initial thoughts video above!
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!
Previous Contest Winners
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!
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!