Creating Choirs In The Style Of Forest Swords Or Kelly Lee Owens

In this new Passing Notes, we craft a lush vocal bass, pad and layered stab with Spitfire Audio’s brand…

Vintage Culture “Back On The Road Is Like A Family Reunion”

Ahead of his performance in San Diego this weekend for DAY.MVS.XL, we caught up with Lukas Ruiz better…

KI/KI August 22 Chart

Top ten for August from KI/KI featuring Narciss & Vixen, Oprofessionell and Alpha Tracks.…

Spitfire Audio Announces Summer Sale

The London-based company are running huge discounts this week up till Sunday.…

Tearing Acid Techno Bassline With SynthMaster2

We use KV331 Audio’s SynthMaster 2 to create an unorthodox acid bassline complete with effects – and all within the single plugin.

Does Hardware Still Shape Genres?

We’re inundated with hardware releases all the time and yet how much of it is actually shaping new music? Attack writer Adam Douglas charts the decline of hardware as a driving force of change in music.

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Twisting Up A Synth Drone With Antares’ Auto-Tune Pro

We all know what Antares’ Auto-Tune Pro can do to vocals but what about synths? We turn a boring drone into a unique melody with the vocal processor.

Sun Shower: Larry Levan and the J-Pop Remix

The story of how DJ legend Larry Levan came to remix an obscure J-pop song and what happened after.

Tom Oberheim & GForce Software Release The Oberheim SEM

Today marks Tom Oberheim’s birthday and to celebrate, in partnership with GForce Software, the two companies unveiled the GForce…

Risa Taniguchi July 22 Chart

Top ten for July from Risa Taniguchi featuring Yigitoglu, Askkin, Trunkline, Truncate and more.…

Make UK Drill In The Style Of Dutchavelli Or M24

Using Deft Lines and Young Phantom by Native Instruments, we show you how to make a drill beat including Note…

Programming a ‘90s-Style Drum and Bass Lead With Roland’s XV-5080

Roland’s sample player modules were the secret weapons of the biggest drum and bass producers in the ‘90s. We use the XV-5080 plugin to craft a multi-layered synth lead.

Gerald VDH – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”

Gerald VDH, once played with a man asleep at his feet in the booth. We caught up with him for…

Music Production For Women Are Offering A Day Of Masterclasses For Female & Non-Gender Conforming Musicians

Music Production For Women, MPW, are offering a day of masterclasses in London on the 16th of July 2022, to…

u-he and Bitwig Announce New Open-Source Plugin Standard, CLAP

CLAP, the new plugin type from u-he and Bitwig, promises performance gains, per-note modulation, and future-proofing – and it’s currently available to try in beta.

Panning Effects for Breakdowns With Sound Particles’ Energy Panner

In this tutorial we test out Sound Particles’ dynamic panning plug-ins, which have recently developed a reputation in Hollywood for creating realistic soundscapes.

Sister Zo – “Give Yourself Fully To What You Love With Zero Expectation Of The Outcome”

Sister Zo has recently released her “Freak Shift” EP on the “3024” label. In support of her release, we asked…

Arturia FX Collection 3 Competition Winner Announced

It’s time to announce the winners of this month’s Attack x Arturia competition. Read on to see if…

Alexander Robotnick On Ageism In Dance Music: “To Be Old Is Gold”

In part two of our ageism in dance music series, we spoke with Alexander Robotnick to discuss his experience of…

Cinematic String-Synth Hybrid Chords With Spitfire Audio Polaris

In this new Passing Notes we run wide chord voicings through Spitfire Audio’s new hybrid instrument to compose cinematic pad textures and melodies.

FrescoEdits June 22 Chart

Top ten for June from FrescoEdits featuring Jacques Renault, Sam Ruffillo, Kassian, Alan Dixon and more.…


Cologne-based DJ and producer Sandilé has recently put out the 4-track EP “Home Again 04” as her debut…

Crossword #11 May 22

In need of a brand new quiz? Test your music and electronic music gear knowledge in our crossword for the…

How Beatport & Microsoft Are Aiming To Reshape Music With Originals²

Two entertainment giants partner to shape how we might consume music in future.…

Adam Warped June 22 Chart

Top ten for June from Adam Warped featuring Jake Childs, Cantoma, The Emperor Machine, Flying Mojitobros and more.…

PCloud Are Gifting Musicians 500GB Of Free Storage To Celebrate International Music Day

Today is International Music Day! And to celebrate, the cloud storage provider pCloud is offering all music creators 500GB of…

Recreating The Sound Of Immaterial By Sophie Using Wavetable

In this Synth Secrets, we’re going to use Ableton Wavetable to show you the foundational elements of Sophie’s…

Dave Smith 1950-2022

The music world was rocked to hear of the passing of synth hero Dave Smith.…

Black Pomade June 22 Chart

Top ten for June from Black Pomade featuring Hippi & The Graffics, Atelier Francesco, Diogo, Trotsky and more.…

Mick Wilson And August Artier June 22 Chart

Top ten for June from Mick Wilson And August Artier featuring MEZER, Nullptr, Harrison BPD, Peter Pixzel and more.…

A New Album Every Two Weeks: The Story Of Aleksi Perälä

There are many different ways to make music but none are quite as original as Aleksi Perälä’s. We speak to the prolific producer about his remarkable output.

Floating Points-Inspired Vocoder Drums

We use Waves’ OVox to turn a UK garage beat into a melodic line, harnessing the power of both its synthesis and melody-generating capabilities.

Virtuoso Launches Artist Development Course: Virtuoso Artist Accelerator

Virtuoso returns with a brand new course, the “Virtuoso Artist Accelerator”, created to support artists in designing, planning and executing…

We’re Giving Away 2 Copies Of Arturia’s Brand New FX Collection 3

For our June competition, we have joined forces with Arturia to giveaway the latest expanded version of their production plugin…

9 Things You May Have Missed This May

Been too busy to keep up this May? Read a quick round-up of all the goings-on in dance music this past month.

Arturia’s Flagship V9 Collection In Review

Arturia’s returns with their brand new V Collection 9, packed with a number of new plugins and presets.…

Purple Disco Machine June 22 Chart

Top ten for June from Purple Disco Machine featuring Jamie Jones, Mighty Mouse, Patrick Cowley, The Human League and more…

Blast Box Competition Winner Announced

It’s time to announce the winner of last month’s Attack X Blast Radio competition. Read on to see…

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