Tutorials

Organised Chaos: Distortion as a Mix Tool

For many of us, distortion conjures up sonic images of guitar heroes from Tony Iommie to Dimebag Darrell. But what…

Programming and Layering Sliced Drum Breaks for Use in Techno

In this tutorial we’re going to explore how we can slice separate drum breaks, program, process and layer them…

How to make an Acid House bassline

We show you how to make an Acid House bassline squeal using AudioRealism’s ABL2 – a Roland TB-303 clone…

Hardware Focus

Roland SH-101

In the latest instalment of Hardware Focus, we take a look at a cult classic: the Roland SH-101.…

Roland Space Echo

In our latest Hardware Focus, we take a closer look at one of the most iconic echo effects of all…

Eventide H3000

In the latest instalment of Hardware Focus, we take a closer look at one of the world’s most iconic…

Modular Synthesis

Different Flavours of Modular Synthesizers

In the last article, we covered what modular synthesizers are and how they work. In this article, let’s dig…

What exactly is a Modular Synth?

In part 1 of our new monthly modular series, LeoMakes starts from…

Introduction to Modular Synthesis

Ever felt overwhelmed by patches, cables, beeps and squeaks? Been wondering what the difference is between a VCO and a…

Beat Dissected

Rolling Techno

In this latest Beat Dissected, we’re going to create a rolling techno beat inspired by the likes of Andre…

Progressive Techno

In this latest Beat Dissected, we’re going to create a progressive, multilayered techno beat with plenty of swing inspired…

Dark Techno Rumble

In this latest Beat Dissected, we show you how to program a modern dark techno beat with a defined low…

Synth Secrets

Techno Synth Stabs

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Nu Disco Bass

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Wavetable Modulation

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Deconstructed

Robert Owens – “I’ll Be Your Friend”

In our Deconstructed series, we analyse the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure. In…

Breakbot – ‘Another You’

In this instalment of Deconstructed, we turn the spotlight on Breakbot, aka French producer and DJ Thibaut Berland.  …

Krystal Klear – ‘Neutron Dance’

In our latest Deconstructed we break down the arrangement to one of the most likeable tracks of the summer…

Passing Notes

The Chords and Arpeggios of Todd Terje

In this latest Passing Notes article, we take a better look at Todd Terje’s evergreen “Preben Goes to Acapulco…

Dissonant Polyrhythm Basslines

Polyrhythms in dance music are a simple yet effective technique for adding a sense of complexity to your tracks. In…

No Strings Attached: Resampling Custom String Samples

Sampling strings from existing records is a staple technique in dance production, but it has its downsides. Creating your own…

The Breakdown

Red Rack’em – ‘Wonky Bassline Disco Banger’

“The original bass part was played in by hand after two days’ sleep deprivation, only to be reprogrammed later on…

Midland – ‘Final Credits’

The Breakdown is a regular series in which we analyse the production and composition of key tracks. Dave Clews…

Floating Points – ‘King Bromeliad’

Dave Clews breaks down one of Sam Shepherd’s most celebrated releases.…

Video Tutorials

Kollektiv Turmstrasse – ‘Sorry I’m Late’ Brass Synth

We take a look at Kollektiv Turmstrasse’s ubiquitous Ibiza anthem ‘Sorry I’m Late’ and recreate the track’s…

‘Your Love’ Synths Deconstructed

Marc Adamo walks us through the process of recreating the synth parts in Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle’s house…

Darius Syrossian & Hector Couto – ‘We Both Loco’ Bass Synth

Released on Hot Creations last month, Darius Syrossian and Hector Couto’s ‘We Both Loco’ is a killer slice of…

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