Long Reads

Wrong-Speeding: A Brief History Of Records That Sound Good At The Wrong Speed (Part 2)

The second part of our investigation into records that sound good at the wrong speed, focusing on New Beat and…

How Has Twitch Managed to Become a Go-To Music Platform During COVID?

The live-streaming site Twitch has stealthily become a viable platform for music, with artists and labels alike using it. How did this happen?

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…

The 2nd Most Sampled Track In History

We take a look at one of dance music’s most well loved samples, the ‘Think’ break, taken from Lyn…

Thinking Outside The Box: The DAW-Less Revolution

More and more producers are ditching the computer. Is this a response to an increasingly digitised life?…

Lost On You Is A Label Selling Records And Using Proceeds to Build Schools in Sierra Leone

We speak with the husband and wife team behind Lost on You, a record label that is selling records and…

AIAIAI: Culture In The Cans

Over ten years since the TMA-1s were released, AIAIAI is entering new territory with headphones designed specifically for producers…

Mark Archer: “I’ve always tried to just make stuff straight for the dance floor”

This month’s feature interview is with UK producer Mark Archer who began with trail-blazing UK techno outfit Nexus…

Is Remote Mixing The Future Of Music Production?

Imagine remote-controlling analogue audio gear in a studio on the other side of the world. It may sound like the future but this future is now.

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…

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.

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