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Creating 808-Style Basslines For Jungle, Trap And Footwork

08s have come a long way since the release of the drum machine. See how to use the 808-derived basses in Capsule Onyx to create multi-layered basslines for three bass music genres.

808-Style Booms

In this Synth Secrets, we explore how to synthesize your own booms for techno, jungle and other kinds of bass music.

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.

Roland To Reissue TB-303 And TR-808?

With the NAMM trade show just around the corner, leaked details of Roland’s new product releases hint at models…

808 Bass with Saturation

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

808 House Beat with Liquid Rhythm

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct an electro-tinged house beat using Roland TR-808 samples.…

Vince Watson: ‘DnA [re]Sequenced’

Producer, DJ and live performer Vince Watson has just dropped his ‘DnA – (Re)Sequenced’ remix album, which features reworks…

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…

808 R&B

In the latest Beat Dissected we create an R&B beat based on classic 808 hits but laced…

Honeysmack

“Why the fuck are people still asking which one is the closest to the original (TB-303). Are people conducting…

CICI: “‘Show Me Love’? It just irks me now…'”

We put Cici to task and asked her to run us through her Top Tracks. There’s not much love…

Last Nubian

Last Nubian has just released his superb four-track ‘Ghetto Child’ deep house EP on Leicester’s Flat White Records…

Getting Drum Machine Samples From Raw To Production-Ready

There’s a difference between raw drum machine samples and production-ready ones. We show you how to get your percussion samples in shape.

6/4 In The Style Of Thavius Beck

In this Beat Dissected, we make a beat heavily inspired by the 6/4 track “Coordinated Will” an Attack favourite…

“Personality and celebrity have become more important in some areas of the industry” – Harold Heath

‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ to Small-time DJ’ is a new book written by former DJ…

Prism – Elekton Digitone Preset Pack

Our latest product in our online store is “Prism” – a preset pack for the Elektron Digitone.…

Making An Electro Track With Nothing But A Snare Sample

Flex your sound design muscles by restricting yourself to one sample for every element in a song.

Harold Heath ‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ To Smalltime DJ’

Harold Heath’s new book ‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ To Smalltime DJ’ is a funny, poignant…

Black Friday: Buy Anything and Get An Enamel Badge 50% Off

This Black Friday we’re offering a different deal each day. Today is our final Black Friday promo drop and…

Novation Comes To Daddy With The Limited Edition AFX Station

Novation’s 2013 Bass Station 2 gets remixed by Richard D James with new graphics and AFX Mode pre-loaded.

Pacific State-Style Pads

The pads in 808 State’s genre-defining ‘Pacific State’ are no doubt at the top of the list of the most iconic sounds in dance music. In this Synth Secrets, we replicate the Mancunian quartet’s synthesis secrets.

Prodigy – Out Of Space

In this Deconstructed we examine how the arrangement of The Prodigy’s ‘Out Of Space’ helped elevate it from warehouse slammer to chart-topper.

Mr Beatnick

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

Paul Cut

French DJ and producer Paul Cut released his ‘Le Bal des Douaniers’ album earlier this year, a feast of precisely…

‘80s Electronic Soul

In this Beat Dissected, we use Oblivion Sound Lab’s Hex Drum to create a beat like Marvin Gaye’s groundbreaking ‘Sexual Healing’.

How Japanese Technology Shaped Dance Music

There’s no denying that Japanese hardware – synthesizers, drum machines, and DJ gear – has exerted a huge influence on dance music. How did this island nation come to dominate music production and playback?

Primal Scream singer Denise Johnson has died

Denise Johnson, who sung with Primal Scream and New Order, has died aged 56.…

Dance Music Documentaries

If you’ve got some time on your hands, there’s a wealth of good quality documentaries about dance music…

Jaymie Silk

Jaymie Silk has just dropped his ‘Young, Broke & Fabulous’ album, in which he effortlessly moves from techno to soul…

Drexciya – Black Sea

This time in Deconstructed, we dive deep into Drexciya’s ‘Black Sea’ to discover the intricacies of the arrangement in this classic slab of Detroit techno.

Horse Meat Disco Targeted By Far-Right Hackers

‘Operation Pride Fall’ is a far-right online campaign targeting this year’s Pride.…

T8V Joins Adam Audio’s T-Series Of Studio Monitors

Berlin-based Adam Studio has announced the T8V, the latest nearfield monitors in the T-series.

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