Tutorials

Processing Berghain Kicks With Multiband Distortion

We show you how to apply multiband distortion to Berghain-style kicks.

Choosing The Right Compressor Type

We show you how to choose the correct compressor for the job.

How Gain Staging In Your DAW Can Help Keep Your Mix Clean And Punchy

In this gain staging walkthrough, we show you step by step, how to improve your mixes, keeping them clean and…

Hardware Focus

Roland TB-303: Not a Real Bass Guitar

In the latest instalment of Hardware Focus, we take a look at a cult classic: the Roland TB-303. A…

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…

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

Pearson Sound

We create a beat inspired by the hypnotic rhythms and textures of Hessle Audio’s Pearson Sound.…

UK Drill

We break down a UK drill beat, a genre that rapidly became one of the dominant sounds in the UK…

Lo-Fi House

In this latest Beat Dissected, we show you how to program a Lo-Fi house beat full of nostalgic warmth…

Synth Secrets

Don Diablo Style Detuned Lead Synth

In this Synth Secrets, we create a Don Diablo-inspired detuned lead synth that emulates his uplifting and dance-inducing style.

Techno Reese Bass with Massive X

The ‘Reese Bass’ is an evergreen sound. In this Synth Secrets, we’re going to make a modulating ‘Reese Bass…

Making a Wavetable Bassline in the Style of ANNA “Forever Ravers”

In this Synth Secrets, we’re going to make a bassline in the style of ANNA’s ‘Forever Ravers’, a…

Deconstructed

Joey Beltram – ‘Energy Flash’

We deconstruct the arrangement of Joey Beltram’s smouldering techno classic, ‘Energy Flash’.

Purple Disco Machine – ‘In Your Arms’

In our latest deconstructed we break down the arrangement of Purple Disco Machine’s ‘70s-style stormer, “In My Arms…

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…

Passing Notes

Breaking Down the Strings and Arpeggios of Black Water by Octave One

In our latest Passing Notes feature, we take a better look at the theory and arrangement behind Black Water by…

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…

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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