Tutorials

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…

Slave To The Rhythm: 11 Essential Drum Techniques

Jonny Strinati walks through 11 essential drum techniques, from programming hi-hat patterns to compressing kicks.…

Getting Dirty With Korg’s Volca Sample

Korg’s Volca Sample is one of the most affordable hardware samplers ever produced. Here’s how you can push…

Hardware Focus

Chandler TG2 Pre-amp

Based on the EMI TG12428 pre-amp made famous by EMI and Abbey Road Studios, the Chandler TG2-500 offers…

Chandler Curve Bender EQ

In Hardware Focus, Audio Hunt explore the appeal of an item of classic studio gear. Derived from the grandfather of…

API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor

In Hardware Focus, Audio Hunt explore the appeal of an item of classic studio gear.…

Beat Dissected

West Coast R&B

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

Minimal House

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct a minimal house beat with a scattering of percussive hits to give it…

Miami Bass

In the latest Beat Dissected, we focus on Miami’s unique take on 808-driven electro, with a hip-hop…

Synth Secrets

Creating Melodies with WaveDNA Liquid Music

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

Acid Synth with U-He Diva

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

Reharmonising Using Liquid Notes

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

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…

Counterpoint

Oliver Curry explains the theory of counterpoint, with help from JS Bach, Steve Reich, The Orb, Lorn and children’s…

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…