Tutorials

Echo Flavours: Exploring MTurboReverb

Reverb makes a major contribution to the aesthetics of a track. We explore some of the flavours on offer in…

Working With Samples: The Secrets of Dance Music Production

This tutorial is a shortened excerpt from our book, The Secrets of Dance Music Production, which is available to buy…

The Secrets of Dance Music Production: Layering Drums

This tutorial is a short excerpt from our new book, The Secrets of Dance Music Production, which is available to…

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…

Beat Dissected

Breakbeat House

In this instalment of Beat Dissected we show you how to create a Breakbeat house beat.…

Organic LinnDrum House

In the latest Beat Dissected, we use LinnDrum samples to add character to an organic house beat.…

Dirty Tech House

In this instalment of Beat Dissected, we will create a dirty tech house beat from drum machine samples.…

Synth Secrets

Trippy Leads & Analogue Pads

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

Infinite Arps

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

Bubbly Synth Bass

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

Deconstructed

Peggy Gou – ‘Han Jan’

In our latest Deconstructed we break down the arrangement of Peggy Gou’s wildly popular ‘Han Jan’.…

Rhythim Is Rhythim – ‘Strings Of Life’

We break down the arrangement of Derrick May’s undisputed 80s classic.…

DJ Boring – ‘Winona’

DJ Boring’s ‘Winona’ is an archetypal lo-fi house production. We deconstruct it to find out what makes the…

Passing Notes

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…

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…

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 takes…

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…

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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