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Dirtying Up A Mix With Lo-Fi Texture And Vibe

We use Baby Audio’s Super VHS to add a faded lo-fi vibe to a house track.

3 Quick Ways To Program Basslines On An UNO Synth Pro

We use the onboard sequencer on the desktop model of IK Multimedia’s UNO Synth Pro to quickly whip up three house and techno basslines.

Hugo Paris

Hugo Paris, AKA Dave Maclean from Django Django has just released ‘Music Saves The World’ in collaboration with house don…

Mr Beatnick

Genre-straddling UK producer Mr Beatnick released his second album, ‘Honeycomb’ in June this year. It’s an enticing journey…

Creating 808-Style Basslines For Jungle, Trap And Footwork

08s have come a long way since the release of the drum machine. See how to use the 808-derived basses in Capsule Onyx to create multi-layered basslines for three bass music genres.

Creating A 3D Mix With Width And Depth

In this tutorial, we look at how to make track elements pop without losing mono compatibility.

Claude VonStroke

He’s the founder and boss of the Dirtybird label, he’s a DJ of some renown and a producer…

Make Noise Introduce 0-CTRL Desktop Sequencer

Make Noise have announced the 0-CTRL Desktop Sequencer, an eight-step Eurorack-standard tabletop sequencer.

Adding Atmosphere With Delay And Reverb

Delay and reverb aren’t just for imparting a sense of space. In this tutorial, we use them creatively to add atmosphere to a mix.


We sat down with genre-bending producer Regal and asked him to run us through his latest release “Remember Why…

I Love Acid Label Makes Their Vinyl Only Releases Digitally Available

Respected vinyl-only label I Love Acid have just announced that they are making a number of their vinyl releases…

Moog and Korg Make Mobile Apps Free for Housebound Musicians

Moog and Korg have made their mobile apps free for housebound musicians for a limited time. …

Lo-Fi Synth Lead

We show you how to make a gritty lo-fi analogue synth lead in the style of Mac DeMarco.

Getting Freaky With Live 11’s New Inspired By Nature Devices

We let nature inspire our creativity by delving deep into Live 11’s new Max For Live Inspired By Nature devices.

Five Key Production Thoughts with Hybrasil

Inspired by the city where he now lives, Berlin, Hybrasil’s latest album is a rolling thunderous techno odyssey. We…

News Round-Up: 20/12/19

Tis the season of giving with freebies arriving from Arturia, Native Instruments and a new FM synth “Rsonik”. Mr Oizo…

Vintage Drum Machine Listening Quiz

Test your vintage drum machine knowledge and see if you can guess these 10 famous rhythm machines by sound alone in this month’s quiz.

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.

Plus 8: +8138

With our series Track by Track we invite an artist to break down their release… Track by Track. With our…

News Round-Up: 25/10/19

Shoom comes to Electric Brixton. BBC Symphony Orchestra now available. French Senate tightens rave laws.…

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?

News Round-Up: 06/09/19

Korg make two announcements. Native Instruments lay off staff. ASM release the Hydrasynth and Roland revives a classic.…

NEWS ROUND-UP: 10/05/19

Pioneer to change hands? Independent festivals say no to disposable tents. Teknival battles the elements.…

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.

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.

News Round-Up: 08/03/19

The Prodigy’s Keith Flint dies. The music community remembers a rave icon. Musicians Mental health is back in the…

News Round-Up: 08/02/19

Ableton Live 10 gets an upgrade. Disco digging made easier. Roland applies for copyright. HMV is rescued.…

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.

‘80s Electronic Soul

In this Beat Dissected, we use Oblivion Sound Lab’s Hex Drum to create a beat like Marvin Gaye’s groundbreaking ‘Sexual Healing’.

News Round-Up: 01/02/19

Drum & bass producer Andy Skopes dies. Beatport eyes in-booth streaming. Traktor gets a flashy new update and more…

News Round-Up: 25/01/2019

Influential funk artist Edwin Birdsong passes away. SoundCloud’s co-founder resigns. Article 13 is in trouble. Native Instruments has…

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