How To Use MPE With Chordjam 1.5

We use Chordjam alongside Live’s Wavetable to make a pitch-bending synth progression. Chordjam has recently been updated to…

Make Lo-Fi With Pastels By Lunacy Audio

In this tutorial we’re going to use Pastels, a brand new CUBE expansion pack, to make lo-fi house…

A Look At Synth Modulations For Beginners

Using the modulation matrix in Wavetable in Ableton Live to help bring a track alive.

Hardware Focus

How FM Synthesis Actually Works With The OP-1 & OP-1 Field

In a recent article, we posed the question “Does Hardware Still Shape Genres”? To continue on the theme, it’s…

Turning Hardware Synthesizer Feedback Into Transitions And Risers

In this Synth Secrets, we don our lab coats and do some experiments with two IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pros, using internal feedback to generate transition effects.

Exploring Analogue Subtractive Synthesis With The Moog Mother-32

Confused about subtractive synthesis? We use the Moog Mother-32 to explain oscillators, filters, and envelopes, plus take things to the next level with the patchbay.

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

Beat Dissected ‘Calling Out’ By Overmono

Inspired to make beats like Overmono? We show you how.…

How To Make An Electro Beat Inspired By Cybotron’s ‘Clear’

Today on Beat Dissected we’ll be showing you how to create an electro beat inspired by Cybotron’s timeless…

Make A Beat Inspired By Alexander Robotnick’s ‘Problèmes D’Amour’.

This time on Beat Dissected we’ll be showing you how to create groovy electro drums in the style of…

Synth Secrets

Rave Riffs In The Style Of Effy’s ‘Not Yours” Using Twin 3

In this Synth Secrets, we’re going to be recreating Effy’s high energy rave-focused track ‘Not Yours’ using…

Learn How To Make An Old School Jungle Bass With Baby Audio’s BA-1

Dial in some wobbly jungle bass business with Baby Audio’s surprisingly powerful BA-1 soft synth.

Use Hive 2 & Diva To Learn How To Make Synth Patches In The Style Of Maceo Plex

This time on Synth Secrets, we’ll be walking you through how to create an FM bell sound and an…


Breaking Down Special Request’s Remix of ‘Delicate Limbs’ By Virgil Abloh

We put Paul Woolford’s jungle remix of ‘Delicate Limbs’ under the microscope and see what makes it hit so hard.

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.

Drexciya – Black Sea

This time in Deconstructed, we dive deep into Drexciya’s ‘Black Sea’ to discover the intricacies of the arrangement in this classic slab of Detroit techno.

Passing Notes

Dance Music Melody & Composition Techniques – Volume 1

In this new Passing Notes we look at different approaches to writing various types of melodies. 

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…

5 Tips To Improve Your Synth Basslines

In this new Passing Notes we look at look at techniques you can apply to transform your synth bass lines from basic loops into one of the catchiest aspects of your track.

The Breakdown

Wookie feat. Lain – ‘Battle’

In this edition of The Breakdown we go back 23 years to dissect a true UKG classic

What Is The Recipe For An Effective Breakdown?

In this article we look at some tricks for producing one of the key sections in any dance music genre – 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…

Video Tutorials

Dynamic Processing With Librae & Polydactyl

Noise Engineering has recently released Librae and Polydactyl. Two easy-to-use, dynamic processors. We show you how to use…

Arturia MiniFreak & MiniFreak V Full Run Down

If you are looking to buy a MiniFreak or MiniFreak V by Arturia we take you through both to help…

Dance Music Composition Techniques – Free Download Included

What are some composition techniques for dance music? In this video, we show you a few options.…


Do It Yourself?

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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

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