Warp Academy | Westwood Recordings | Professional Sound Designer
Sam is a multi-talented musician and producer. Having refined his skills over the past decade, he developed expertise in composition, sound design, music theory and mixing.
Sam's been deeply involved in key facets of the music industry. From being a full-time sound designer for Cymatics, to creating his own soundbanks with Warp Academy, his work is consistently recognized for its quality, intricacy, and detail. Aside from his experience in sound design & product development, Sam also released several remixes through the eminent label, Westwood Recordings.
Sam’s passion for music extends far beyond his own production. At heart, he loves to teach and help others. He’s taught in classrooms, assisted in live Ableton workshops with Warp Academy, and is continuously providing his knowledge and experience to upcoming producers, through 1-on-1 lessons and on-going mentorship.
Audio Engineer | Warp Founder | Ableton Trainer
Vespers is a sought-after producer, engineer, influencer, coach, and keynote speaker. Having assembled a vibrant, international collective of music producers via his social media networks and worked with many of the industry’s heavyweights, Vespers is a highly-regarded thought leader and creative innovator.
A first-mover on Youtube, Vespers built a thriving channel with 11M+ video views, 104,000 subscribers, and nearly 400 campaigns. He’s collaborated with an ever-expanding list of international audio brands including Ableton, Universal Audio, Apogee, Dynaudio Pro, iZotope, FabFilter, Audeze, Sonarworks and many more.
Building on his success on Youtube, Vespers has become an authority on audio production. He’s been a keynote speaker at events like the Virtual Electronic Music Summit and AEMCon, as well as stand-out music festivals such as Shambhala and Basscoast.
In 2013 Vespers co-founded Warp Academy, where he’s assembled a team of top-tier instructors, sound designers, and audio experts. Warp Academy has been recognized as an official Ableton Certified Training Center and has worked with over 50,000 students, empowering them to create exceptional music and live their passion.
Audio Engineer | Ableton Certified Trainer
I love helping people achieve their musical goals, from total beginners to professionals adding to their skillset.
I’ve studied classical, rock, and blues guitar; I’ve played piano in a reggae band and drums in a punk band. I’ve frequented all-night classical Indian concerts. If it’s music, I’m all in. I began producing in the analog domain with a 4-track cassette recorder.
This machine allowed for only two effect returns, so I made the best mixes I could with just one compressor and one reverb. Even with such limited technology, I always loved the song production process, from tracking to mixing and mastering, and that passion continues to this day.
I worked for Ableton from 2008 to 2011, creating documentation, and this is where my understanding of digital music technology depended tremendously. I’ve since gone on to work for other companies like Novation and Future Audio Workshop.
I’m also proud to say that I’ve been creating content and collaborating with Warp Academy since its founding.
Nowadays, you can find me mixing albums for artists across various genres and releasing hip hop, house, and footwork songs under the moniker DJ IBG.