PLAYdifferently Unveil the New MODEL 1.4 Co-Designed by Richie Hawtin

The new MODEL 1.4 was co-designed by Hawtin, who also used feedback from artists, clubs and engineers to build on the existing features from the MODEL 1.

Jack Your Tracks With Swing

In this tutorial, we look at many different ways to add swing to a beat, using a main room-style track as an example.

NAMM 2021: Behringer Add New 2600 Editions, Revamp Hardware Sequencer, Tease Classic Synth Prototypes

Behringer have recently announced a number of new releases, from new versions of their 2600 remake to a resurrection of their own classic hardware controller, the BCR2000.

NAMM 2021: Spitfire Audio Release New Contemporary Drama Toolkit

Spitfire Audio promise you can “score to picture without theory” with its new Contemporary Drama Toolkit sample library.

NAMM 2021: Leaks, Rumours And Advance Announcements

While this year’s NAMM will be online-only, we can still expect plenty of releases over the coming week. Here’s what we’re looking forward to.

Korg opsix

Korg’s latest synth promises ‘altered’ FM synthesis. But is it more than just an overblown Volca FM?

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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.

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



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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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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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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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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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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Werkstatt-01 And CV Expander

Is it really possible to get the coveted Moog sound for around £200? Darren Selement investigates the Werkstatt-01 and finds out.

2020 A Year In Dance Music. Pt. 2: Plague Raves – Watch Like Nobody’s Dancing

We continue our review of 2020 in dance music, with the second half of a year in which DJs tragically…

Erica Synths’ New Black Sequencer Promises Next Level Modular Sequencing

The 4-channel device boasts creative control over patterns by means of detailed per-step controls, timing divisions, randomization, probability and more.

Junkie XL to Sell Mouthwatering Collection of Analog Gear

A Moog Minimoog Voyager XL used to score Mad Max: Fury Road leads the line in the new shop of…

2020: A Year In Dance Music Part 1 – Through The Haunted Mirror

We look back at the year in dance music through the twisted prism of social media.…

2020: The Year In Gear

We look back at a year of music technology and pick our favourite pieces of hardware.

Spitfire Audio Partner With Warp Artist Darkstar On New Library

Sample experts Spitfire Audio have announced Haunted House, a new library of “spectral synth textures” made in cooperation with Darkstar.

Win £1,000 Worth of Free Studio Time At Secretsundaze Studios

Win £1,000 worth of credit at Secretsundaze Studios in London by taking a survey.

Risa Taniguchi

She’s just dropped her three track acid-flavoured techno EP ‘Rockim’ on Kneaded Pains and has recorded for Clash…

The Best Holiday Gifts For Producers

In this holiday edition of Best Of, we round up the most drool-worthy gifts of the 2020 season.

Korg Announce the SQ-64 Polyphonic Step Sequencer

Korg make a swift return to hardware step sequencers with the new 64-pad SQ-64.

Steinberg Rolls Out Cubase 11

The newest version of Cubase brings new content and features across the all three editions of Steinberg’s flagship DAW – Elements, Artist and Pro.

Classic Tracks: Public Enemy – Black Steel in The Hour of Chaos

In this latest excerpt from Classic Tracks, Richard Buskin takes a deeper dive into the Bomb Squad’s production techniques…

Modulating Vocal Textures With Wavetable Synthesis

In this installment of Synth Secrets, we’ll be layering a pad with slow and melodic vocal textures in Ableton’s powerful Wavetable synth.

AFEM Launch Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Code of Conduct

The industry body describes their new initiative as “a powerful response from the industry for the industry.”…

Korg Announce The Opsix Altered FM Synthesizer

Korg’s latest is a digital poly-synth that takes classic six-operator FM modulation and enhances it with new FM paramaters and operator modes.

Novation AFX Station

Novation’s Bass Station II gets a new name and new look. Is it more than just the Analord’s New Clothes?

15 Years of Lazy Days

Fred Everything’s deep house label Lazy Days are celebrating 15 years at the forefront of an ever-changing scene…

Ableton Live 11 Brings Long-Awaited New Features, Devices

The significant update to Ableton Live promises new features like comping and MIDI Polyphonic Expression, new devices, performance enhancements, expanded probability functionality, and new sounds.

Spitfire Audio Samples A Broken Upright Piano For Its Newest Instrument Firewood Piano

Firewood Piano is the latest installment in the artist-created Originals range and it features multiple presets aimed at capturing the unique piano’s resonances and physical traits.

UDO Audio Super 6

Does UDO’s Super 6 hybrid polyphonic synthesizer live up to the hype? Bruce Aisher finds out.

Waves CLA Epic

Waves’ latest effects plugin combines four delays with four reverbs. Is more necessarily better?

Promised Land(fill)

With over 40,000 pieces of music released every day, Harold Heath wonders how many jokes he can make at the expense of tech house.

Moog Make Their Most Affordable Synth Available Again

The Moog Werkstatt-01 analogue monosynth is back on the market for $199, and now includes the CV Expander for interfacing with Eurorack and other semi-modular Moogs.

Korg MS-20 FS

Korg finally release the full-size version of their classic monosynth, the MS-20. Can it still hold its own amidst the clones and competition?

Change Request – Theoretical Certainty LP

House producer and DJ Andrew Emil aka Change Request dropped his Theoretical Certainty LP, so we thought we’d get…

Spitfire Audio Partners With Abbey Road Studios For New Virtual Instrument Recorded In the Iconic Studio One

A full orchestra featuring 90-plus musicians performed during the recording of the audio for this new library, aptly named Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations.

England-based DJs And Producers Eligible To Receive Grants Of Up To £10,000 From Arts Council England

Applicants to the Art Council’s Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) program can receive a grant of £2,000-£10,000 from the total budget of £18 million.

Lush Vocals with Waves CLA EchoSphere

In this short tutorial we use Waves’ new slap delay and plate reverb hybrid plug-in to give life to a dry acapella sample.

The Best AI-Assist Plugins

In this Best Of roundup, we take a look at the top five music plugins incorporating artificial intelligence.

Novation Comes To Daddy With The Limited Edition AFX Station

Novation’s 2013 Bass Station 2 gets remixed by Richard D James with new graphics and AFX Mode pre-loaded.

Spitfire Audio Releases Spectrum, A Virtual Instrument Made In Collaboration With Afrodeutsche

Spectrum contains 50 presets of multi-textural synth sounds ranging from pads to tempo-synced loops and drums, all programmed by Afrodeutsche.

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