Tutorials

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…

The Secrets of Dance Music Production: Lo-Fi Sound

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

Breaking Writer’s Block: Creative Ways To Start New Tracks

Most producers know the frustration of a creative dry spell. Jonny Strinati walks through ten techniques to help break the…

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

Driven 909

In the latest Beat Dissected, we create a beat using Roland TR-909 hits we’ve processed through a Revox…

808 House Beat with Liquid Rhythm

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct an electro-tinged house beat using Roland TR-808 samples.…

West Coast R&B

In the latest Beat Dissected, we look to the west coast for inspiration on a rolling R&B beat…

Synth Secrets

Resampled Pads with Spitfire Audio Tundra & Ableton Simpler

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

Wavetable Pads with UVI Falcon

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

Realistic Analogue Synths in NI Massive

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

Deconstructed

Blawan – ‘Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage’

We deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure.…

Disclosure – Bang That

We deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure.…

Tessela – Hackney Parrot (Special Request VIP)

We deconstruct the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure.…

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

Floating Points – ‘King Bromeliad’

Dave Clews breaks down one of Sam Shepherd’s most celebrated releases.…

Moodymann – ‘Lyk U Use 2’

Dave Clews dissects this high-energy collaboration between two Detroit heavyweights.…

Omar-S – I Wanna Know

Dave Clews breaks down Omar-S’s retro-inspired house jam.…

Video Tutorials

Kollektiv Turmstrasse – ‘Sorry I’m Late’ Brass Synth

For the first instalment of Sample Magic’s exclusive video walkthrough series, we take a look at Kollektiv Turmstrasse’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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