Hardware Focus

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.

How To Solve Hardware MIDI and Audio Latency Issues In Ableton Live

Latency can turn your hardware heaven into a confusing and frustrating hell – especially with Ableton Live. We look at some strategies to get your MIDI and audio all synced up.

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…


Building Up A Massive Ambient Pad With Lunacy Audio CUBE

Layering synths and cinematic strings is a sure-fire way to add size to a pad patch. In this article…

Five Plugins, One Chain: Creating A Reverb Effect With A Variety Of OneKnob Plugins

Single knob-style plugins can be convenient for quickly adding effects but can they be used in a more creative way? We string together a chain of Waves OneKnob plugins and find out.

Spatial Sound Design with Baby Audio’s Crystalline

In this tutorial, we use Baby Audio’s new algorithmic reverb plugin to create drones, hi-hats, reversed melodies and tempo-synced room ambience!

Beat Dissected

Halftime Drops In The Style Of Nikki Nair

In this new Beat Dissected we program a swung halftime-style drop that can work well after faster beats. 

MIDI Probability Drums Inspired By Warp Records In Ableton 11

In this Beat Dissected learn how to programme drums using Ableton 11’s MIDI probability feature. We’ve taken inspiration…

Make A Glitch Inspired Beat Using Loopcloud

In this new Beat Dissected we use Loopcloud samples to program a drum break with glitched effect loops and a vocal acapella. 

Synth Secrets

Making 3 Garage Basslines with Sublab

In this Synth Secrets, we’ll be taking a look at some 808 sound design using Sublab from Future Audio…

Creating A Massive And Multilayered Pad With Waves CR8

Waves’ new sampler CR8 supports multiple sample layers. Let’s use it to build up a gorgeous pad with plenty of movement and character.

Use Ableton’s Wavetable to Create A Bassline Inspired By Kings Of The Rollers

In this Synth Secrets, we’ll build a growling, pulsating drum and bass bassline inspired by Kings of the Rollers…


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

Four Tet-Style Guitar Arpeggios With Spitfire Audio’s New Fink Signatures

In this new Passing Notes we use Spitfire Audio’s new Fink Signatures acoustic guitar library to program live-sounding guitar arpeggios, melodies and percussion.

Levelling Up Your Chord Stabs

In this new Passing Notes, we look at four ways to make chord stabs more melodic and dynamic. …

Ambient Breakbeats with Spitfire Audio’s Aperture: The Stack

In this tutorial we use drum, synth and guitar patches from Spitfire Audio’s most ambitious instrument to date to make an ambient breakbeat groove.

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

5Ways To Use Continuo 2 By Karanyi Sounds

In our second addition to our new “5Ways” YouTube series, we show you how to create a variety of sounds…

5Ways To Use Polyscape By Karanyi Sounds

In our brand new “5Ways” YouTube series, we show you five quick, effective and intuitive ways to use Karanyi Sounds…

Tips & Tricks Using The Korg SQ 64 Hooked Up To The Korg SV2

In the final tutorial of our Korg trilogy, we show you a few tips and tricks using the Korg SQ…


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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