Technique

Big Room House

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we construct a big room monster. Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns, showing you how to recreate them in…

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Dirty FM Bass

We continue our exploration of FM synthesis…

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The Essential Guide To Levels

Whether you produce entirely in the box or use a wealth of outboard gear, understanding levels is a must. From decibels to headroom, Bruce Aisher runs through the essentials. Decibels, VU…

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Reese Bass Redux
FM Electric Piano

Moving forward with our examination of FM…

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Rolling 2-Step

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we create a rolling 2-step garage beat with heavy swing. Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns, showing…

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Help! Composition vs Sound Design

We scour our mailbox for the most deserving recipient of the Attack readership’s collective advice in the first experiment in crowdsourced answers to all kinds of production and creative problems.…

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Cosmic Nu-Disco

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected,…

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Lukid – ‘USSR’
Deep Tech House

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we create a techy house pattern with real depth. Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns, showing you…

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Grime Synth Basics

As grime undergoes a major resurgence, we demonstrate how to create some of the genre's staple synth sounds from scratch. In the early noughties grime’s raw sound seemed at odds…

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Belleville Techno

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected,…

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Complex Arps

Arpeggiators aren't just for simple chord parts. Bruce…

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Raw French House

In our latest drum programming and sound…

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‘Your Love’ Synths Deconstructed
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