Make An Italo Bassline With Chance Engine

Chance Engine is a Max for Live device designed to add controlled yet random fluctuations to the most important…

How AI Sound Matching Does More Than Just Find Sounds Quicker

Sound matching technology can be a boon for workflow, but there are other, hidden advantages behind using AI for sample…

Step-by-Step Guide: Adding Audio Playback to Your PDF Documents

Labels receive hundreds of promos every day. Some of these tips might help improve the submission process.…

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

Jamahook Launches Sound Assistant Offline Agent

Developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute, renowned for the invention of the mp3 format, Jamahook, has unveiled the Sound…

Building Machinedrum and Holly’s 天の川 (River of Heaven)

In this Beat Dissected we turn our attention to Machinedrum and Holly’s collaborative EP.…

Burial -‘Ghost Hardware’

In this Beat Dissected, we break down a beat inspired by Ghost Hardware by Burial.…

Synth Secrets

How To Recreate ‘A Walk’ By Tycho

We tackle ‘A Walk’ by Tycho using Hive2 bu u-he.…

Make THAT Automated Laser Sound (You Know The One)

In this Synth Secrets, we’re using u-he’s Hive 2 to recreate a classic synth effect that’s…

Pitch-Bending Chord Stabs With Ableton’s Drift

We use pitch automation and the analog-emulating qualities of Ableton’s newest synth to craft a bouncy synth stab patch!


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

Multiband Processing & Modulation With Polydactyl & Librae

Librae and Polydactyl are dynamic processors. But their modulation capabilities really set them apart. We show you how to use…

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…


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…

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