What Is Spectral Processing?

Spectral processing is a popular music production technology and is currently all the rage but what is it exactly? We use Sonible’s smart:EQ 3 to help explain.

Recreating The ‘Roygbiv’ Bassline From Boards of Canada

In this Synth Secrets, we’ll build a thick, dusty bass lifted from an undisputed classic, Boards of Canada’s…

Josh Caffé Oct 21

Top ten for September 2021 from Paranoid London frontman & Love Child boss Josh Caffé, featuring Umfang, DJ Swisha, Saoirse…

OneOdio A11 Bluetooth Headphones

We reviewed the A70 & A30 headphones from OneOdio last month and this time it’s the turn of the…

Danny Byrd

When Danny Byrd joined forces with D Double E, it was always going to turn our heads. With a new…

Ambient Sound Design With Moog Grandmother And Ableton Live

The Moog Grandmother is surprisingly flexible for a two-oscillator monosynth. We use a Dark Series edition Grandmother to create a Boards Of Canada-style ambient track in Ableton Live.

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From Chicago to the world, Adonis was just 19 years old when he crafted this huge Trax label hit "No Way Back" in. In this poster, artist Rob Ricketts has designed the famous pattern to "No Way Back" so you can now get the claps, clav and cowbell just right!

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We’re Giving Away 4 Arturia MiniFuse Audio Interfaces

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Dirtying Up A Mix With Lo-Fi Texture And Vibe

We use Baby Audio’s Super VHS to add a faded lo-fi vibe to a house track.

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‘I House You But Love’ is the latest EP from HDSN. It’s a solid drop of house and made…

Terry Farley Oct 21 Chart

Boy’s Own & UK house don Terry Farley’s top ten tracks for October 2021, including Mr G, Harry…

3 Quick Ways To Program Basslines On An UNO Synth Pro

We use the onboard sequencer on the desktop model of IK Multimedia’s UNO Synth Pro to quickly whip up three house and techno basslines.

Stephan Bodzin ‘Boavista’ Track By Track

Stephan Bodzin has just released ‘Boavista’ a 17 track synth odyssey. We asked him to run us through a handful…

Lake Night

For a debut album, ‘Bound’ by Lake Night has a host of impressive collaborators. The album features the late great…

Rebecca Goldberg Oct 21 Chart

Detroit producer & DJ Rebecca Goldberg’s top ten for October 2021 includes tracks from Kero, ITNA, Ali Berger &amp…

Kevin Saunderson: “Techno: it’s hard to explain, but you really just got to feel it”

Kevin Saunderson has just dropped a remixed version of his classic E-Dancer material, a project that directly links current…

Drum ‘n’ Bass Foghorn Bass With Wavetable

In this Synth Secrets, we show you how to craft a bass sound that will both devastate dance floors and guide ships through a foggy harbour.

LDLDN Oct 21

NTS resident LDLDN selects his top ten for Oct 2021, including tracks from Alinka, Madteo, Kyle Hall and more……

Roland Announces the SP-404MKII

Originally leaked on Reddit last week, the SP-404MKII SP sampler is now been officially announced.…

Programming Drum ‘n’ Bass In 5/4 Time Signature

In this Beat Dissected, we break down the superb groove of Machinedrum’s “Only One,” focusing on tricks for making a 5/4 beat sound more natural. 

Crossword #4: Black History Month

It’s Black History Month and we’re doing something a bit different – a crossword dedicated to some of the…

Etch Oct 21

Brighton’s eclectic producer Etch selects his top ten for October 2021, including tracks from Joy Orbison, Tyler The Creator…

Learn Industrial Techno With Underdog Electronic Music School

Underdog Electronic Music School have a new three day course on industrial techno.…

Applying String Articulations To Synthesizers

In this new Passing Notes we break down five orchestral string techniques and look at how they can be used for inspiration while composing electronic music.

OneOdio Fusion A70 & A30 DJ Headphones

Next up on the test bench is two units from OneOdio: the A70 and A30. Both units are attractively priced…

WTCHCRFT Oct 21 Chart

NYC producer & DJ WTCHCRFT selects his top ten for October 2021, including tracks from Lauren Flax, Bored Lord, Badsista…

Cressida Oct 21 Chart

Berlin-based Cressida selects his top ten best dance music tracks for October 2021, including tracks from Tessela, Mike Parker…

Colin Dale Oct 21 Chart

UK techno icon Colin Dale selects his top ten dance music tracks for October 2021, including tracks from Miles Atmospheric…

Balancing a Vocal House Mix With AI-Assisted Compression and EQ

Artificial intelligence can help balance a track by working across mix groups. We use Sonible’s smart:EQ3 and smart:Comp to take a vocal house song over the finish line.

Manifest Audio: Pattern Engine

What do you get when you combine 16 steps, 4 LFOs, 5 randomizable parameters per-step, 50 scales, and a wealth of MIDI input and playback options? The answer, apparently, is Manifest Audio’s new flagship MIDI sequencer: Pattern Engine.

Baby Audio Has Released TAIP, An AI-Powered Tape Emulation Plugin

Software developer Baby Audio has announced TAIP a new AI-powered tape emulation plugin.…

Proc Fiskal: Folk music – “It’s sort of fascist!”

With his new ‘Siren Spine Sysex’ album about to drop on Hyperdub, we sat down to talk with Joe Power…

Bloody Mary Sept 21 Chart

Top ten for September 2021 from Dame Music boss & hardware acid legend Bloody Mary, featuring Volvox, Crystal Geometry, Richie…

Amy Lauren Sept 21 Chart

Top ten tunes for September 2021 from Amy Lauren, weekly resident DJ on Select Radio, featuring Kai Shibata, Macha, Ammon…

Arturia Keep Quality High But Price Down With The MiniFuse Range Of Interfaces

Arturia has released the MiniFuse range, a new collection of affordable recording interfaces.…

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Harold Heath looks at what’s been happening in the world of DJ promotional photos in the last few years…

Lawrence Hart – The Gear Behind “Dust”

We take a look around Lawrence Hart’s beautiful studio with some rare synth and drum machine gems that all…

Five Key Takeaways From BMC 2021

There’s more to Brighton than the ongoing #Lab21 and #BMC2021 did not disappoint.…

Dubler2: Your Voice to MIDI

Dubler2 now works with any microphone so “if it’s in your head, you can sing MIDI into your DAW…

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