Technique

Low-End Theory: Exploring Eight Common Bassline Styles

Bruce Aisher explores eight of the archetypal forms of dance music bassline, from old-school classics to contemporary techniques. You could argue that basslines are second only to the beat itself in defining…

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Sylenth Supersaw

Synth Secrets is a series of programming…

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Thumping Techno

In the latest Beat Dissected, we build a gritty, in-your-face techno beat, constructed mainly from analogue hits. Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns, showing you how…

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New Wave Drums

In the latest Beat Dissected, we create an…

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Do It Yourself?

We scour our mailbox for the most…

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Low-Slung Analogue Bass With U-He Diva

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…

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Linn LM-1 Beat

In the latest Beat Dissected, we create a full-bodied disco-style beat using Linn samples. Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns, showing you how to…

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Vintage Arpeggio in Sylenth
Skippy Broken Techno

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct…

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Disclosure – Bang That

We deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure. It's back to basics this month as we deconstruct Disclosure's poppy take on ghettotech, 'Bang That'.…

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80s Bass With Reveal Sound Spire

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…

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Grinding Analogue Techno
Melody Arps with Massive
The Next Level

We scour our mailbox for the most…

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Reese Bass with Virtual CZ
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