Technique

Tessela – Hackney Parrot (Special Request VIP)

We deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure. This month we deconstruct Paul Woolford's Special Request VIP remix of Tessela's 'Hackney Parrot' – seven minutes…

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Grinding Analogue Techno
The Psychoacoustics Of Drums

There's a lot more to drum grooves than you may realise. Bruce Aisher investigates the psychoacoustics of rhythm programming. When programmable drum machines became a commercial reality in the early 1980s,…

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Melody Arps with Massive
The Next Level

We scour our mailbox for the most…

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Daft Punk – Da Funk

By popular demand, we deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure. Having covered two more recent tracks in our first deconstructions, we turn our attentions…

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What Does Analogue Gear Do To Sounds?

Bruce Aisher explores the effects of analogue recording methods, explaining why they might be beneficial to your production process. On the face of it, there’s an interesting conundrum buried in…

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Reese Bass with Virtual CZ
Live Hi-Hats

In the latest Beat Dissected, we look…

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Jamie xx – Girl

By popular demand, we deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure. In our latest deconstruction we tackle a more complex arrangement, replete with two-bar turnarounds, heavy…

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Garage Bass

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and new synth sounds using plugins such as Massive, Sylenth and Predator. In our…

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Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

By popular demand, we deconstruct the arrangements of…

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Subby Bass with U-He Ace
Low-End Theory

This week we tackle a wonky downtempo beat…

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Detuned Pad

We use Sylenth1 to create a detuned…

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