Tiga on being a superstar DJ, Herbie Hancock’s advice to young musicians, and tributes to Beatles producer George Martin.

Softube Announces Vintage Multi-Band Compressor Plugin. Premium Swedish plugin developer Softube‘s new Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor provides precision dynamic control with the unmistakable sound of a modern Drawmer classic. Find out more here, and watch it in action above.

30% Off World-Class Ableton Courses for Attack readers. Shoogle Studios’ online courses offer world-class tuition combined with the convenience of learning at home, taught by professionals who are active in the industry. Once you enrol on a course you can start immediately, getting access to the videos to work through in your own time. Use coupon AT30 for 30% off of their online Ableton courses, here.

Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock’s Open Letter To Young Artists. Jazz icons with over 25 Grammys between them, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock have written an open letter to the next generation of artists about how they should respond to living in turbulent times. Read it here.

Collaborate At Peter Gabriel’s Studios. High-end Wiltshire studio Real World is hosting a weekend event giving aspiring producers the opportunity to collaborate in a high-end recording environment with a two-day, immersive music experience in partnership with educators BeatCamp. Find out more here.

Building Custom Applications For Ableton Push 2. Ableton‘s development team have released the Ableton Push 2 hardware specifications in an elaborately detailed MIDI and Display Interface Manual, for anybody who wants to build custom extensions or applications that interface with the instrument. Find it here.

Tiga On Being A Superstar DJ. “Real DJing is like stand-up comedy…” The Guardian asks Canadian techno star Tiga what it takes to be a top DJ. He explains why principle, passion and a pheromone mist spray may help, but that “all DJs who deeply love what they play are doing things the right way”. Read more here.

Beatles Producer George Martin Upon His Passing. In honour of his recent passing, Alexis Petridis pays tribute to George Martin, who changed pop forever in his role as The Beatles‘ producer, and whose willingness to step outside the boundaries was a big part of what made the band’s music so special. Find out more here.

Turning Chrome Into A Musical Instrument. The Chrome Music Lab is a collection of collaborations between musicians and coders exploring how music works, built with the freely available Web Audio API. Check out each experiment to find open-source code you can use to build your own, here.

11th March, 2016

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