Attack’s first book, The Secrets of Dance Music Production, is available now via the all-new Attack Store.
We’re proud to announce the release of Attack’s first book. The Secrets of Dance Music Production is the definitive guide to making dance music. The book is available now via the Attack Store, priced at £26.90.
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, including:
Studio fundamentals: Synthesis and sampling; studio setup and monitor placement; EQ, ambience and compression all covered in detailed 101-style guides.
The golden rules of mixing: Learn how the pros get loud, defined and dynamic mixes stacked with interest and energy.
Essential techniques: Layering, frequency bracketing, lo-fi processing, bass splitting, vocal production, mastering… It’s all inside.
Up your writing chops: Compose inspired bass and toplines with kick-starter approaches to voicing, arpeggios, syncopation, killer chord progressions and more. Arrange loops into tracks with analysis of tried-and-tested dancefloor structures.
Bigger beats: 50+ pages of rhythm-making insight. Masterclasses in drum sound design, transient shaping, swing crafting and ghost placement.
A full breakdown of the contents can be found here.
The Secrets of Dance Music Production is available now from the Attack Magazine store, priced at £26.90 (free UK postage). The book includes a download link to access over 500mb of accompanying audio and project files.