Sound Design Courses

Electronic music sound design courses guiding you through the 5 elements of sound design with Ableton Live, Serum, and more.


Sound Design with Ableton Live Instruments

Become a wizard with all the key instruments included in Ableton Live Suite. Get expert, in depth training in these powerful sound design weapons! An essential course for all producers to master the tools you have at your fingertips. Flex the full power of Ableton Live to create cutting-edge, stand-out sounds for your music.


Producing Tech House

If you're looking to learn tech house production, now is the time. Ableton Certified Trainer Ian Gallagher has spent the last year and a half carefully studying the genre from the inside out. Hunkered down in his studio, he's been honing his skills -- dissecting his favorite producers, creating templates, and composing his own material. Now, he's excited to lay out some of his favorite tips, tricks, and techniques culled from this period of intense focus.


Warp 11 | Learn Ableton Live 11 for Free

Ableton Live 11 has just dropped as a public beta. There are TONS of powerful new devices, FX, features, and workflow improvements. Be the first to learn how to max out this epic new version, straight from the source at Warp Academy - an Ableton Certified Training Center.


Warp 10 – Learn Ableton Live 10 for Free

Learn all the epic new features of Ableton Live 10 for free.


Serum Jumpstart Masterclass

xFer Serum is THE essential synth to master and this is the ultimate masterclass. You’ll learn more about sound design in Serum, faster, and more completely than any other course. You’ll be confidently be able to create ANY sound you hear in your head and make professional-quality sounds for your tracks.


Glitches and Grains

Stop getting held back by a lack of ideas and dull, boring sound design. Discover how to infuse your tracks with that essential “WOW factor”.

Mastery of granular techniques not only gives your tracks an edge, it opens up a whole new realm of sound design power moves. With this course in your library, you’ll NEVER feel stuck or uninspired again.

The next-level skills you’ll learn in Glitches and Grains will equip you to break through virtually any creative roadblock and maximize your potential in the studio.


FM Synthesis Masterclass

Harness the power of FM synthesis and take your sound design to a whole new dimension. Get the edge that’ll truly make your tracks stand out. Learn to make the world’s most advanced synths do your bidding.

We chose Dan Larsson to host this masterclass because he specializes in FM synthesis, specifically. He’s a stone-cold FM guru, on the cutting-edge of current genres and emerging production styles.

Dan is a weapon on Loopmasters. He’s produced an impressive catalog of some of their most popular sound banks. We’re deeply grateful he’s chosen to share his knowledge with you and we’re beyond stoked for you tap into this uber-powerful sound design tool.


Synthesis 101

Tired of using other people’s played-out presets? Time to learn how to design your own sounds! This series will help you to get familiar with synthesis. It will equip you with the skills to create tons of new sounds and build your own unique arsenal of signature patches. The sky is not the limit, it’s your playground!

Synthesis is one of the core skills of a professional music producer. Imagine being able to hear a sound in your head, and recreate it in no time using your favorite synth? We all know that developing your own unique sound is a key ingredient to creating music people recognize and remember. Your new abilities with synthesis will empower you to start cultivating your own distinct sound.


Blitz Bass

The Blitz Bass Sound Design Ultra Class is a online course developed by Vespers, Ableton Live Certified Trainer and founder of, that features 23 HD streaming tutorial videos that will showcase how to make bass that will seriously piss off your neighbours! The course includes an extensive template, packed with tons of tools, presets, Racks, and samples Vespers uses in his own music.


The Art Of Synthesis

Imagine if you were able to design every sound you hear in your head within minutes; you could finally start writing music that has it’s own unique sound, and other producers would be frothing at the mouth, asking you how you designed your own character sounds.

Are you concerned there are special tricks other producers know that you don’t? Are you worried that you’ll never be able to develop your own unique sound? Do you get frustrated easily and just end up using presets?

The Art of Synthesis will massively expand your sound design skills and give you total confidence to open any synthesizer and start using it right away. You’ll know how to intuitively manipulate and maneuver key components of any synth, using techniques that professional sound designers usually keep secret.


Sound Design Secrets in Serum

Sound Design Secrets in Serum is co-presented by two of the sound designers behind our epic, Darkside Funk soundbank: Dan Dusko and Vespers. Between them they've got 3 decades of production experience and have created some of the world's most cutting-edge Serum sounds.

Vespers's tutorials are some of the most watched and liked Serum videos on Youtube. They drop tips and tricks they developed while working on Darkside Funk, showcasing the most current new features.

Producing House Music with GIOM

Producing House Music in Live 9

Occasionally we come across someone who’s truly exceptional at both producing and teaching. Warp Academy is super excited to announce that we’ve partnered up someone who fits that exact description.

Giom is one of the world’s leading house music producers. He’s had a tune in the #1 position of Beatport’s Nu-Disco charts and he’s been released on some of the industry’s most prominent labels, including Toolroom Records and Defected Records. This man’s success didn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of a brilliant mind, a lot of experience, and a specific workflow that consistently turns out big tracks that get signed to the to the industry’s most prestigious labels.

Producing House Music in Live 9 is a 4 hour course showcasing how Giom writes a house track in Ableton Live. You'll discover the workflow, secrets, plugins, samples & synths of a world-renowned pro and get a copy of Giom’s personal production template to supercharge your own production.


Sound Design with Wavetable

This course will take you on an exhilarating deep dive into Wavetable, equipping you with a solid grasp on the basics, and then amping things up from there! No feature is left out so you’ll discover all the advanced pro-tips you need to become a straight-up power user.

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Producing with FabFilter Plugins

FabFilter plugins are the industry standard around the world. Used by countless producers, mix and mastering engineers, their top quality tools are some of the most advanced and effective available today. This course will show you how to use them like a pro, covering every single plugin in their lineup in-depth. You'll learn each plugin inside and out, discovering hidden power features, time-saving best practices, and advanced techniques to get professional-sounding results.

Producing with iZotope Plugins

Producing with IZotope Plugins

iZotope is one of the biggest names in the biz for good reason. Their extensive plugin collection covers all the bases you need as a producer or engineer. Their plugins are some of the most used software across the board.

In this course you'll get a deep dive inside our favourite plugins as the Warp Academy team of instructors takes you on a wild ride into audio wizardry. Buckle up and get ready to learn because this course is action-packed with ideas and inspiration that you can apply to your next song.