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.

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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.

13th December, 2016

Comments

  • 5/5

    This book is amazing. I wish it had been released a few years ago when I started producing as I feel it would have helped me progress massively faster.

    The value of this book is incredible considering you will probably learn as much as if you had spent hundreds of €£$ on some dubspot or point blank courses.
    Youtube is also sometimes a good and cheap source of knowledge but sadly this is hard to find good curated content in the middle of the rubbish. So buying this book is definitely a great investment.

    The only negative I would put for this book is that the graphic design quality is really poor when compared to the high quality of the content. (just look at the cover)

    Overall though I think this book is a true must have for any electronic music producer.
    Even much more helpful than the book Ableton released last year and which was already quite good (especially on the design side).

    Thanks Attack, keep up the good work 🙂

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  • Does not the ebook version come out?

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  • Any chance of US distribution in the future? I’m all about purchasing, but shipping is nearly as expensive as the book itself.

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  • Hi Ginkgo,
    Please message store[at]attackmagazine.com and we will see what we can do.
    Tom- Admin

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  • I purchased this a little while ago and its great – whilst it doesn’t explain certain fundamentals, in a sense I think that works because it means there is more space to cover more in depth techniques. My only gripe is that I have found a fair few typos. Nothing major but can be distracting when you are in the middle of doing a tutorial.

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  • I find the book has missed loads of things out and when looking at things. There is something missing. it might be audio or explanation. For the price of the book this is very disappointing and amateur.

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