Newfangled Audio Generate

Generate, from Newfangled Audio and Eventide Audio, combines chaos, physics, and West Coast synthesis. Is this synth plugin more than the sum of its parts?

Damian Lazarus: “Out of economic hardship and difficult times – that’s when the best art is made”

For this month’s feature interview we talked with Damian Lazarus, DJ, producer, label boss, A&R and farmer…

Arturia Announce PolyBrute, A Morphing Analogue Polysynth

The French brand’s follow-up to 2016’s MatrixBrute boasts polyphony, preset morphing and new options for modulation with expression.

Pioneer DJ Introduces The MPU-Powered CDJ-3000

Pioneer DJ’s latest DJ multi player features an MPU processor, a nine-inch touchscreen, and a number of overall improvements.

Output Thermal

Output has hit another one out of the park with Thermal, an intuitive and inspiring multiband distortion plugin.

Programming FM Synthesis With The Roland TR-8S

Roland’s surprise firmware update has added FM synthesis to its already powerful drum machine. Let’s see how to make the most of it.

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THE SECRETS OF DANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION – ATTACK MAGAZINE

Featuring 312 colour pages packed with technique, tips, illustrations and hands-on walkthroughs, The Secrets of Dance Music Production pulls together all you need to take a mix from concept to club-ready master, featuring a wealth of exclusive content from Attack’s award-winning team of writers.

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ATTACK X SAM MOORE: ACID HOUSE T-SHIRT

This T-shirt made in collaboration with London-based illustrator and graphic artist Sam Moore is the perfect accompaniment to our 303 badges and our book A Brief History of Acid House. A little bit silly and light-hearted, this T-shirt is a nod to a glorious genre and time. Long live acid house!

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PEDAL CRUSH – KIM BJØRN AND SCOTT HARPER

Pedal Crush is a trip into the expansive, eclectic, and mesmerizing world of effects pedals. Bursting with color photos and illustrations, it systematically covers over 800 pedals – from vintage to cutting edge, from the essential to the exotic, from popular classics to boutique wizardry.

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MAKE YOUR MUSIC MAKE MONEY – INSTANT DOWNLOAD

In Make Your Music Make Money, a brand new 238 page PDF (with instant download) book from Attack Magazine, we show you how, armed with nothing more than a laptop, some talent and a decent work ethic, you can write and record your music, create an international profile and access a worldwide sales infrastructure to make money and build a fanbase from day one.

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BLIPBLOX BY PLAYTIME ENGINEERING

The Blipblox is a fully functional synthesizer designed for kids and kids at heart! Its unique physical design is easy-to-use and safe for children as young as 3 years old. Its professional features and nearly endless ability to create new sounds make it fun and captivating for everyone!

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THE PRODUCER’S MANUAL – PAUL WHITE

Featuring 350+ full-colour pages packed with pro techniques, practical photos, detailed illustrations and hands-on walkthroughs, The Producer’s Manual brings together everything you need to take a mix, from initial recording to final master.

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ADONIS – NO WAY BACK

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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EVERMIXBOX4 DJ SET RECORDER

The pocket-sized EvermixBox4 plugs into the back of your mixer and into your iPhone / iPad / Android smartphone, where the Evermix App allows you to record the set in super high quality. After your set, share to Mixcloud + Soundcloud or save to cloud storage locations such as iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive.

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DJ FACES: A JOURNEY THROUGH HOUSE MUSIC – JOS KOTTMANN

Twelve years in the making, over 100 portraits, 1000s of miles covered worldwide and one joint delicately rolled for Moodymann - DJ Faces is the definitive dance music family photo album.

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Drunk Drummer-Style Grooves

In this latest Beat Dissected, we program a hip-hop beat with a drunk drummer feel inspired by J Dilla and more contemporary users of the technique like Flying Lotus and Kaytranada.

From Pedals To Plugins: A History Of Modulation Effects

The history of modulation effects is long and fascinating, stretching from the electromechanical devices of the 1940s up to our ultra-modern digital plugins.

Native Instruments Announce Maschine+, The First-Ever Standalone Version Of Their Flagship Groovebox

Maschine+ is the first embedded product from Native Instruments, bringing the company’s instruments, effects, and sounds into an entirely hardware-based workflow.

UDO Audio’s New Analogue-Hybrid Synthesizer, The Super 6, Hits The Market

The Super 6 is a 12-voice polyphonic binaural analog-hybrid synthesizer with replaceable wavetables.

Ten Of The Best: Headphones For Music Production 2020

In this latest edition of our roundup series, we update our list of ten of the best studio headphones, from happily affordable to hardly obtainable.

Laura Lewis-Paul: “The passion and the drive, that’s what keeps it going”

For the second of August’s The Business Of Music features, we speak with Laura Lewis Paul, founder and creative…

Fold And Corsica Studios Among 135 Venues Saved By Culture Recovery Fund

135 UK venues will receive support from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.…

Erick Morillo Dead At 49

DJ Erick Morillo has been found dead in Miami aged 49.…

Akai Professional MPC Beats

Akai professional’s free MPC Beats DAW is great for beginners and experienced producers alike.

Sisters Of Murphy: Róisín Murphy & Colleen Murphy In Conversation

This month’s feature interview is with singer, songwriter and Disco-Queen Róisin Murphy who’s about to drop…

Eventide Release Pendulate, A Free Synth Plug-In With a “Chaotic” Oscillator

Pendulate’s oscillator generates waveshapes based on the movement of a double pendulum while its effects emulate numerous Buchla Series 200 modules.

Algoriddim’s Neural Mix Pro Can Isolate Vocal, Instrument and Drum Stems

Neural Mix Pro’s ‘real-time music source separation’ could be the next technological stepping stone for extracting acapellas and other musical parts from audio for sampling.

Vintage-Style Analogue Warmth And Saturation

In this tutorial, we explore how to bring vintage hardware-style analogue warmth and saturation to your productions with plugins.

Mall Grab-Style Layered Pluck Lead

In this Synth Secrets, we create a Mall Grab-inspired layered pluck lead that emulates his fast-paced, rave-ready style.

Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini Is Selling His Rare Buchla 406 Synth

The Italian synth enthusiast’s facebook post simply states “If you know what this is and you’re interested, DM me!”

Hugo Paris

Hugo Paris, AKA Dave Maclean from Django Django has just released ‘Music Saves The World’ in collaboration with house don…

Reese – Just Want Another Chance

Deconstructed is an ongoing series where we take apart the arrangement of a song to see what makes it work. This time, we’re looking at Kevin Saunderson’s Detroit techno classic, ‘Just Want Another Chance’.

Unlikely Moments In Dance Music History

Dance music and DJ history has been driven by disruptive technologies, revolutionary movements and pioneering people. We look at few…

NTIA Report Puts Forward Plan For Nightclub Reopening In UK

Face coverings on the dancefloor and security patrol are amongst the list of measures proposed by the NTIA for a…

MOD Devices Release The MOD Duo X Audio Processor, Promising A “Modular Universe At Your Fingertips”

The MOD Duo X features over 400 plug-ins, MAX/MSP effect compatibility, desktop software for modular-style patching, MIDI Sync and more.

Creating Dub Delays With Standard Plugins

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to create dub-style dirty tape delays using standard plugins.

We Need To Talk About Plague Raves

As clubs in Italy and Spain close again amid rising COVID infections, Harold Heath wonders if it might be time…

ROM Expansion Enhances Roland TR-707 With Samples From The TR-808, LinnDrum And More

HKA Design’s update adds eight sound banks of iconic drum machine sounds to the TR-707 and 727.

Mr Beatnick

Genre-straddling UK producer Mr Beatnick released his second album, ‘Honeycomb’ in June this year. It’s an enticing journey…

Kerri Chandler Chords: The Ultimate Guide – Part 2

In the second part of this two-part Passing Notes series, we break down advanced chord tricks used by one of the true pioneers of house.

Unconscious Racial Bias in the Electronic Music Scene

London’s Silverlining (aka Asad Rizvi) who is of mixed Indian and Pakistani origin, shares his experiences of the electronic…

Help Secretsundaze Survive The Covid-19 crisis

Over £40,000 has already been raised to support and save Secretsundaze.…

How High is Your Roland IQ Winners Announced

It’s time to announce the winners of last month’s Roland interactive and immersive experience. Read on to see…

Knif Audio Knifonium

Just when you think every worthwhile synthesizer has been emulated for the plugin domain, along comes Knif Audio’s Knifonium to prove you very, very wrong.

Truncate-Style Melodic Percussion

In the latest Beat Dissected, we program a techno beat featuring melodic percussion inspired by Truncate’s ‘The Bell’.

Korg Unveil the Next Generation Volca Sample

Korg have added more memory, features, and connectivity options to their internationally acclaimed compact sampler.

Count Shelly, British Sound System Pioneer, Has Died

Count Shelly, Pioneer of British Sound System culture has died aged 88.…

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