Getting Dirty With Korg’s Volca Sample

Korg’s Volca Sample is one of the most affordable hardware samplers ever produced. Here’s how you can push…

Resampled Deep House Rhodes

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

Tutorials

Breaking Writer’s Block: Creative Ways To Start New Tracks

Most producers know the frustration of a creative dry spell. Jonny Strinati walks through ten techniques to help break the…

Slave To The Rhythm: 11 Essential Drum Techniques

Jonny Strinati walks through 11 essential drum techniques, from programming hi-hat patterns to compressing kicks.…

Getting Dirty With Korg’s Volca Sample

Korg’s Volca Sample is one of the most affordable hardware samplers ever produced. Here’s how you can push…

Beat Dissected

Organic House

In the latest Beat Dissected, we use acoustic drum hits to create the sound palette for a heavily swung house…

CR-78 Redux

In the latest Beat Dissected, we update the sound of the classic Roland CR-78 using some simple layering and…

Big House

In the latest Beat Dissected, we create a bold, in-your-face house beat with a contemporary sound.…

Synth Secrets

Melodic Steel Drum with NI Massive

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

Synth Processing with Eventide Anthology X

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

Squelchy Bass with Sylenth

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

Deconstructed

Blawan – ‘Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage’

We deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure.…

Disclosure – Bang That

We deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure.…

Tessela – Hackney Parrot (Special Request VIP)

We deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure.…

Passing Notes

Legato Synths: Glide, Slide & Portamento

Legato playing styles allow for smooth, seamless transitions between notes. Dave Clews explores how they can be used in your…

Bored of 4/4: Other Time Signatures In Dance Music

In our latest Passing Notes article, dance music theory expert Oliver Curry explains why it’s OK for producers to…

Counterpoint

Oliver Curry explains the theory of counterpoint, with help from JS Bach, Steve Reich, The Orb, Lorn and children’s…

The Breakdown

Omar-S – I Wanna Know

Dave Clews breaks down Omar-S’s retro-inspired house jam.…

Ricardo Villalobos – ‘Dexter’

“‘Dexter’ sports a deceptively simple groove composed of brain-scratchingly hypnotic sounds.” Dave Clews breaks down Villalobos’s modern classic…

Axel Boman – ‘Klinsmann’

Laid-back drums, a deceptively clever melody and a sample from a classic Mariah Carey power ballad. Dave Clews breaks…

Video Tutorials

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

For the first instalment of Sample Magic’s exclusive video walkthrough series, we take a look at Kollektiv Turmstrasse’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…

Help!

Do It Yourself?

We scour our mailbox for the most deserving recipient of the Attack readership’s collective advice in the first experiment…

The Next Level

We scour our mailbox for the most deserving recipient of the Attack readership’s collective advice in the first experiment…

Learning To Listen

We scour our mailbox for the most deserving recipient of the Attack readership’s collective advice in the first experiment…