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?

Better Days, Better Nights

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

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.

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.

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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.

£109.99

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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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90s Boom Bap Hip Hop

Boom bap is not dead! In this Beat Dissected we show you how to program a boom bap beat and adjust the swing settings to get just the right amount of the desired head nod!

Beyond Liverpool: Dance Music’s Accountability Problem

While the scenes from Liverpool’s ‘First Dance’ event were a joy to behold, writer Isobel Moloney looks at the…

Wandler: A New Tool For Remote Collaboration

Wandler is a new tool, designed and developed during the global pandemic, that helps musicians working remotely to give and…

No Label

No Label is a young Italian producer, multi-instrumentalist who makes beat-driven esoteric electronica inspired by Flying…

Modulating Risers with Additive Synthesis and Pitch Delay in Arturia Pigments 3

In this installment of Synth Secrets, we use the third and latest version of Arturia’s Pigments synth to build a pre-drop riser full of movement, automation, textures and effects.

Jaymie Silk

Jaymie Silk has just dropped his ‘Young, Broke & Fabulous’ album, in which he effortlessly moves from techno to soul…

Arturia Release Pigments 3

French pro-audio company, Arturia, has unveiled its largest update yet to Pigments with Pigments 3. The release introduces a…

Endel Partners with Plastikman for AI-Powered ‘Deeper Focus’ to Recontextualize Techno Music

Endel, the creator of personalized sound environments with over two million users, has partnered with Plastikman (Richie Hawtin) to release…

Hardware Wars: The Gear Behind The Sounds Of Star Wars

For this May the Fourth, we put the spotlight on the synthesizers and other gear that played a part in the sounds of Star Wars.

John Digweed

Pioneering UK DJ John Digweed has just released a follow-up to last years ‘Quattro’, ‘Quattro II’ a 4 disc…

Love Shodipe

Love Shodipe is a producer and engineer working at QMF (Quality Music Freak), a new outlet part of Spitfire Audio…

The Times: A New Fictional Novel Inspired by UK Club Culture

Inspired by the peculiarities and eccentricities of UK club culture, ‘The Times’ is a new book written by producer/DJ…

Tuning Drums To Improve Your Mix

In this tutorial, we explore how to use tuning to improve drum mixes and add weight to the low end.

Marc Romboy

“Be yourself. Copying a popular artist makes no sense.” Marc Romboy takes on our quick fire QnA.…

How to program electro like DJ Seinfeld

In our next Beat Dissected video, we show you how to program electro in Ableton Live in the style of…

Aphex Twin and ODDsound have released a plugin that “redefines musical tuning”

Designed to be at the centre of a microtonal studio setup, this collaboration between ODDsounds, a UK startup, and Aphex Twin should fire your music into a microtuning odyssey.

Arturia Pigments 3

Arturia update Pigments to version 3. Can this colourful plugin hold its own in a very crowded soft synth market?

Quiz #2: Vintage Synthesizers

Think you know your Moogs from your ARPs? Can you tell a mono from a poly at 10 paces? Take this quiz and prove your vintage synth mettle.

How to make IDM and Slice Breaks with Output’s Arcade

After a few years away from the platform, Attack is returning to publishing content on YouTube. Our new video runs…

Love Hultén unveils a stunning customised Korg Minilogue XD

Recently displayed on Instagram, this lovely custom Korg Minilogue XD job by Love Hultén is bound to set pulses…

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.

Drexciya – Black Sea

This time in Deconstructed, we dive deep into Drexciya’s ‘Black Sea’ to discover the intricacies of the arrangement in this classic slab of Detroit techno.

Bicep Style Breakbeats

After a few years away from the platform, Attack is returning to publishing content on YouTube. To begin with, we…

SoundCloud Announces Fan-Powered Royalties

Soundcloud has announced they are introducing fan-powered royalties where money made from listeners goes directly to the artists they…

Is It Time For A DJ Union?

We all hoped the pandemic would be a time for dance music and club culture to ‘re-set’ but a…

“Shining Spotlights on Shadows”. Sisters With Transistors: Electronic Music’s Unsung Heroes

Sisters With Transistors: Electronic Music’s Unsung Heroes is a documentary that shines a light on the women frequently left…

Eventide Rewinds Time With The Clockworks Bundle

Eventide are celebrating 50 years of audio goodness with the introduction of the Eventide Clockworks Bundle.…

Wayward

Wayward are dropping their debut album ‘Waiting For The World’ next month. We got Lawrence Hayes and  Louis Greenwood…

Vault

Vault – also known as Danny Ward, Dubble D, Moodymanc and Balaphonic – is a UK DJ, producer and jazz musician. He…

Daft Punk Basslines: The Ultimate Guide – Part 2

In part two of this installment of Passing Notes, we break down three more Daft Punk basslines while noting composition and arrangement tricks that the iconic duo applied regularly in their productions.

Jeff Mills Releases Free Magazine The Escape Velocity

The techno icon has released his debut magazine The Escape Velocity and it’s free to read online.…

Ableton Live 11 is Now Available

With plenty of new features, Ableton Live 11 is now available. We take a brief look at what’s new…

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