Learn essential info you CAN'T AFFORD not to know

Tuesday July 6th 2021 // 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET.

Duration: 90 minutes | Live event ONLY | Not available for replay

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  • Production secrets from tech house legends, Walker & Royce (Dirtybird Records)
  • Current trends in tech house production
  • Insider tips on how to succeed in today's music industry
  • The best plugins & tools for tech house production
  • Tech house best-practices & workflows
  • Live, interactive Q&A session with Walker & Royce
  • Live song feedback with real projects from the audience
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Sam from Walker & Royce

Dirtybird Records | Higher Ground | Rules Don't Apply

For Sam Walker and Gavin Royce, the question is the fundamental test of their studio output. Simple as it may sound, for this perfectionist pair it’s anything but. Their innate dance floor intuition, combined with years of experience behind the decks, drives them to create music that isn’t just playable — it’s irresistible.
First introduced by way of New York City's early-aughts dance music scene, Sam Walker and Gavin Royce first teamed up for a remix in 2011. The duo found early success on tastemaker labels like Crosstown Rebels, OFF Recordings, and Moda Black, scoring an Essential New Tune nod from Pete Tong with 2014’s “Sister.”  The indie dance and deep house sounds that informed Walker & Royce’s earliest work soon gave way to something different. Quirky accents and bouncy synths, previously deeper in the mix, leapt to the forefront, backed by a propulsive new energy. The success of their November 2015 “Bright Lights” remix was a clear indication that they were onto something.

In October 2017, Walker & Royce released their debut album Self Help on Dirtybird, which both showcased and expanded upon their now-signature sound. The guys enlisted numerous vocalists, including Green Velvet, Dances With White Girls, and Sophiegrophy, to make Self Help feel like a packed house party – while leaving no doubt about who was hosting.  Self Help was followed by further experimentation and growth. Sam and Gavin have collaborated with Ardalan, Chris Lake and VNSSA; remixed The Knocks and Justin Jay; and put out music on Relief, Black Book, HotBOi Records and more. Now, their new Rave Grave EP is the inaugural release on Diplo’s house-focused imprint Higher Ground.

Walker & Royce have spent years honing in on their one-of-a-kind style, meticulously crafting the sounds they want their fans to hear in clubs, at festivals and in their headphones. The result is a cohesive, career-defining body of work that firmly places the duo at the forefront of dance music's future.


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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.

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Ian Gallagher / DJ IBG

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.

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