Long Reads

How Are We ACTUALLY Going To Save Our Scene?

Now the dust has settled after London’s ‘Save Our Scene’ protest against lockdown and clubs are set to reopen…

How To Clean & Rip Vinyl – A Guide

We look at the best methods to care for your vinyl and how best to convert vinyl records to digital…

Waves Nx: Ocean Way Nashville – Listening In 3D

We look at the science behind Waves’ new 3D audio plugin, Nx: Ocean Way Nashville.

The Revolution Will Be Digitised: 25 Years Of The MP3

The 14th July 2020 is the 25th birthday of the MP3. We spoke with artist and curator Dr John Kannenberg…

How Techno Provided The Soundtrack of Change in Berlin

When the Berlin Wall fell over 30 years ago, young people from East and West came together to celebrate their…

How to Integrate Activism And Community Organizing Into Music Events

After publishing our article last month, “Is It Time For a DJ Union’ Attack Magazine was contacted by Peter Marks…

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?

Get Your MicroFreak On: The Story Of An Unconventional Instrument

We spoke with Sébastien Rochard, Product Lead on the Arturia MicroBrute, on how the company’s trend-busting digital synthesizer went from idea to realization.

From Voder To OVox: A History Of Vocal Synthesis – Part 2

In this second part of a two-part series, we further explore the history of vocal synthesis, this time diving deep with the talk box and vocal pitch correction.

From Voder To OVox: A History Of Vocal Synthesis

In the first installment of a two-part story, we look at the evolution of vocal synthesis, from primitive speech-mimicking machines to modern software vocoders.

“I’d be disappointed if we went 100% back to normal”: How the Dutch Dance Music Scene Intends to Reform Upon Reopening

With the Dutch dance music industry, which has been closed for twelve months, still lacking cultural recognition from the government…

Carl Craig And The Quality Of Sound

We talk with Carl Craig about the sound of DAWs, summing in the box with Harrison Mixbus, and making sure your music has character.

How Do You Organise Your Music Collection?

Alphabetically? Chronologically? All thrown together in one massive folder called ‘Jamz’? We speak to some DJs about how they organise…

Brexit: What Next For UK DJs & Performers?

With Freedom of Movement in the EU now ended for UK citizens, Harold Heath looks at what this might mean…

NAMM 2021: Round-up

We highlight our favourite new gear and software from NAMM 2021.

NAMM 2021: Leaks, Rumours And Advance Announcements

While this year’s NAMM will be online-only, we can still expect plenty of releases over the coming week. Here’s what we’re looking forward to.

Do DAWs Really Have Their Own Sound? Part 2

In part two of our series, we continue to examine whether there are discernible differences in the sound of three popular DAWs, Ableton Live, FL Studio 20, and Logic Pro X.

Gear Predictions For 2021

We cast our gaze into the future and predict what hardware releases await us in the coming year.

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