Crossword #3 – Drum ‘n’ Bass

Time on your hands? You don’t have to be in retirement to enjoy this classic format as we present…

Subby Garage Bass

In this Synth Secrets, we dig deep into analogue synthesis to make some dirty, subby garage bass in the style of Interplanetary Criminal.

Wayward

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

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.…

Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital

The latest book in the Attack store is Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital by Oli Freke. Accompanied by lovely…

How Do You Organise Your Music Collection?

Alphabetically? Chronologically? All thrown together in one massive folder called ‘Jamz’? We speak to some DJs about how they organise…

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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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Gear Predictions For 2021

We cast our gaze into the future and predict what hardware releases await us in the coming year.

Generating Chords and Melodies with Random MIDI

In this sequel to our Passing Notes article about auto-generated parts, we use Live’s Random MIDI device to generate a long chord progression and two melodic leads.

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.

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.”…

2020: Our Best-Read Technique Articles Of The Year

We look back at the most popular Attack tutorials and how-tos of the year.

Fabio Boxikus from Gegen

For December’s feature interview we spoke with Fabio Boxikus, promoter of Berlin’s infamous Gegen, a queer sex positive…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Music Industry Suggests Sunak Retrains As A Decent Politician

Harold Heath examines multi-millionaire re-training advocate Rishi Sunak’s advice to the music industry to simply get another…

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…

Sequential Renews The Prophet-5 And Introduces The Prophet-10

Sequential this week announced the reintroduction of its most famous and beloved instrument: the Prophet-5. Timed to coincide with founder Dave Smith’s 70th birthday, the instrument stays faithful to the original while adding new features based on its revisions over the years.

Rebekah Launches #ForTheMusic Campaign To Combat Sexual Harassment and Assault In Dance Music

In an open letter to the industry on change.org the DJ and producer describes obstructions women have regularly faced and underlines that now is the time to choose to be on the right side of history

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?

Rave Game Invites You To Dance And Die

The party soon turns deadly in Strobophagia: Rave Horror, a PC game that drops you into a deadly and psychedelic occult forest rave.

New Japanese Company Tweets Images Of A Prophet-mini In The Works

The Prophet-mini appears to be a battery-powered and condensed Prophet-5, featuring four voices, 37 keys and built-in speakers.

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