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.

Brighton Music Conference Announces 2021 Speakers

Now in its 9th year, the Brighton Music Conference has announced its speakers for this year’s event which runs…

Virtual Artist, Ha Jiang, Signs Major Record Deal in China

According to a report from MBW, a virtual artist in China, Ha Jiang, has signed a major record deal, a…

Nils Frahm-Style Polyrhythmic Arpeggios

In this tutorial we use K-Devices’ Max for Live device Hexo to generate stacked arp parts that contain multiple time signatures and constantly evolving movement

Making An Electro Track With Nothing But A Snare Sample

Flex your sound design muscles by restricting yourself to one sample for every element in a song.

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Patch & Tweak with Moog

PATCH and TWEAK with Moog is the ultimate resource for Moog synthesizer enthusiasts and musicians of all skill levels interested in an immersive modular synthesis experience. Opening with a foreword from acclaimed film score composer Hans Zimmer, this hardcover book by Kim Bjørn features 200 pages full of synthesizer techniques, creative patch ideas, sound design tips, professional artist interviews, in-depth discussions with Moog engineers, and a glimpse into the company's remarkable history.

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THE SECRETS OF DANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION – ATTACK MAGAZINE

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.

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ATTACK X KYLE PLATTS: UNTZ UNTZ

Made in collaboration with Kyle Platts, celebrating the pulse, rhythm and feel of techno. Proudly embroidered in the UK on 100% cotton. Available in black or white on 190GSM shirts.

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ATTACK X SAM MOORE: ACID HOUSE T-SHIRT

This T-shirt made in collaboration with London-based illustrator and graphic artist Sam Moore is the perfect accompaniment to our 303 badges and our book A Brief History of Acid House. A little bit silly and light-hearted, this T-shirt is a nod to a glorious genre and time. Long live acid house!

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THE PRODUCER’S MANUAL – PAUL WHITE

Featuring 350+ full-colour pages packed with pro techniques, practical photos, detailed illustrations and hands-on walkthroughs, The Producer’s Manual brings together everything you need to take a mix, from initial recording to final master.

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PEDAL CRUSH – KIM BJØRN AND SCOTT HARPER

Pedal Crush is a trip into the expansive, eclectic, and mesmerizing world of effects pedals. Bursting with color photos and illustrations, it systematically covers over 800 pedals – from vintage to cutting edge, from the essential to the exotic, from popular classics to boutique wizardry.

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MAKE YOUR MUSIC MAKE MONEY – INSTANT DOWNLOAD

In Make Your Music Make Money, a brand new 238 page PDF (with instant download) book from Attack Magazine, we show you how, armed with nothing more than a laptop, some talent and a decent work ethic, you can write and record your music, create an international profile and access a worldwide sales infrastructure to make money and build a fanbase from day one.

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ADONIS – NO WAY BACK

From Chicago to the world, Adonis was just 19 years old when he crafted this huge Trax label hit "No Way Back" in. In this poster, artist Rob Ricketts has designed the famous pattern to "No Way Back" so you can now get the claps, clav and cowbell just right!

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EVERMIXBOX4 DJ SET RECORDER

The pocket-sized EvermixBox4 plugs into the back of your mixer and into your iPhone / iPad / Android smartphone, where the Evermix App allows you to record the set in super high quality. After your set, share to Mixcloud + Soundcloud or save to cloud storage locations such as iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive.

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KORG VOLCA MODULAR

A semi-modular analog synthesizer that makes modular synthesis more accessible and understandable than ever before.

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Pacific State-Style Pads

The pads in 808 State’s genre-defining ‘Pacific State’ are no doubt at the top of the list of the most iconic sounds in dance music. In this Synth Secrets, we replicate the Mancunian quartet’s synthesis secrets.

Using Spectral Processing To Add Instrument-Specific Effects To Stems

Spectral processing can open up possibilities when working with stems, from adding effects like delay, to targeting specific instruments for dynamics processing, and more. In this tutorial, we show you how.

The World’s First House Music Inspired Gourmet Burger Restaurant Has Opened

The world’s first house music inspired gourmet burger restaurant, iBeefaBurger, has opened in Ibiza.…

Better Days, Better Nights

The effects of the pandemic and the corresponding inadequate government support have put UK nightclubs and dance music culture under…

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 Solve Hardware MIDI and Audio Latency Issues In Ableton Live

Latency can turn your hardware heaven into a confusing and frustrating hell – especially with Ableton Live. We look at some strategies to get your MIDI and audio all synced up.

AIAIAI Unveil World’s First Headphones Made From Recycled Vinyl

Copenhagen-based audio design company AIAIAI has unveiled the world’s first headphones created from recycled vinyl.

Warp Records Releases Special Anniversary Edition of Squarepusher’s debut album Feed Me Weird Things

Almost 25 years to the day from its original release in 1996, Warp Records is releasing a special anniversary edition…

Add Drama To Beats With Yasuke Inspired Cinematic Percussion

In this latest Passing Notes we take inspiration from the Yasuke soundtrack and explore ways to incorporate traditional percussive elements into modern productions.

Pete Bones & The Stones of Convention

Pete Bones’ new album ‘Wild Moose Chase’ is a seven-track, heavy-duty, dark-disco spectacular. Ahead of its release…

How to Make Eight Common Bassline Styles

In our latest YouTube video, we breakdown how to make eight common dance music basslines.…

Manifest Audio Delivers Chance Engine

A deceptively simple yet powerfully flexible MIDI effect for Live 10 or higher, Chance Engine deploys chaos like a Swiss Army knife to cut through all manner of creative blocks.

How To Get Big ‘80s Drums

Got big hair and big shoulder pads but small drums? We show you how to take your ‘80s percussion from wimpy Hall And Oates to stomping New Order.

Arturia FX Collection 2

Arturia beefs up its effects package, adding seven plugins including three brand-new bus processors. How does it stack up against rather intense competition?

Sonnox Unleash Huge Sale With Up to 75% Off

Save big with Sonnox this Summer with up to 75% off throughout June. Read on to find out more.…

Deepak Sharma

Deepak Sharma has been mixing it up in techno for well over a decade now. What makes him tick though…

How Not To Do A DJ Handover!

Attack writer Harold Heath can’t stop thinking about this Craig Richards Boiler Room set……

How To Bring Your Mix Alive With Bus Processing

We show you how to take your mix from dull to sparkle with bus processing plugins from the Arturia FX Collection 2.

Change The Record Episode 02: Mental Health In Dance Music

Change the Record is the inaugural podcast from Attack Magazine, hosted by Clara Löffler. Over the course of six…

Akai Unveils MPC ONE Retro Standalone

This one is for the real heads. With all the modern features but the classic look, get the sound of…

How to Use Ableton Live to Make a Music Video Using Videosync

In this tutorial, we show you how to make a music video in Ableton Live 11 using Videosync.…

“We do it because we want to, not because we see commercial opportunities” – Urs Heckmann

We catch up with u-he’s founder and boss, Urs Heckmann, and find out what makes his instruments and effects so special.

Slam014: Manni Dee

Manni Dee’s most recent EP, released on South London Analogue Material, is a boisterous return of heavy rolling techno…

Last Nubian

Last Nubian has just released his superb four-track ‘Ghetto Child’ deep house EP on Leicester’s Flat White Records…

Dub-Style Drum Processing For Character And Groove

In this tutorial, we use Surreal Machines’ Dub Machines plugins to turn a dry beat into delay-soaked dub madness.

Prodigy – Out Of Space

In this Deconstructed we examine how the arrangement of The Prodigy’s ‘Out Of Space’ helped elevate it from warehouse slammer to chart-topper.

Baby Audio Release Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator is described as an ‘Intelligent Signal Balancer’ this interesting new plug-in from Baby Audio uses spectral processing…

“Personality and celebrity have become more important in some areas of the industry” – Harold Heath

‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ to Small-time DJ’ is a new book written by former DJ…

Quentin ‘Tin Tin’ Chambers – Energy ’89

32 years ago this week, Quentin ‘Tin Tin’ Chambers, Jeremy Taylor and Anton Le-Pirate put on their infamous rave…

Mixing Breakbeats

In this new installment of our mixing series, we mix a ’90s-style breakbeat using Waves plugins in Ableton Live.

The Influence of De Underground Records

As part of Newham Heritage Month, “Crate Digging: The Influence of De Underground Records”, is a cultural project that documents…

Ableton Loop Confirms Loop Create For June 2021

Ableton Loop has confirmed a new event, Loop Create, will take place online on June 26-27th. The event is…

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