Technique

Organic 80s Disco

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we build a disco beat with 80s character and an organic feel. Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns,…

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Retro Garage

In the latest Beat Dissected, it's all…

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Chugging Analogue Techno

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we drop the tempo for a slow, chugging analogue techno beat. Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns,…

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Help! A Mastering Dilemma
Building Better Beats
Bored of 4/4: Other Time Signatures In Dance Music

In our latest Passing Notes article, dance music theory expert Oliver Curry explains why it's OK for producers to break away from the conventional 4/4 time signature now and again. The…

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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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Simple Jackin’ House

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected,…

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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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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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Reese Bass Redux
FM Electric Piano

Moving forward with our examination of FM…

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Cosmic Nu-Disco

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected,…

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Lukid – ‘USSR’
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