Beat Dissected

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Programming Drum ‘n’ Bass In 5/4 Time Signature

In this Beat Dissected, we break down the superb groove of Machinedrum’s “Only One,” focusing on tricks for making a 5/4 beat sound more natural. 

6/4 In The Style Of Thavius Beck

In this Beat Dissected, we make a beat heavily inspired by the 6/4 track “Coordinated Will” an Attack favourite…

Dirty Tech House

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

Jersey Garage

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct a Jersey-inspired garage beat with a mixture of drum machines sounds and…

Programming A Nu-Disco Beat

In this new Beat Dissected we program a Nu Disco groove in the style of Purple Disco Machine and Never Dull.

Lone Inspired Percussion Driven Drums

In this installment of Beat Dissected we program a percussion-driven house beat and use stereo width techniques to add character to the drums.

Organic House

In the latest Beat Dissected, we use acoustic drum hits to create the sound palette for a heavily swung…

Big House

In the latest Beat Dissected, we create a bold, in-your-face house beat with a contemporary sound.…

Bossa Nova Vibes

In this latest Beat Dissected, we put together a Brazilian bossa n ova-inspired beat with acoustic and percussive textures.

‘80s Electronic Soul

In this Beat Dissected, we use Oblivion Sound Lab’s Hex Drum to create a beat like Marvin Gaye’s groundbreaking ‘Sexual Healing’.

Slow House

In the latest Beat Dissected, we create a slow house beat with mixed drum machine samples and live hits…

Synthwave Drums

In the latest Beat Dissected, we focus on retro-influenced sound design to create a synthwave groove.…

90s Boom Bap Hip Hop

Boom bap is not dead! In this Beat Dissected we show you how to program a boom bap beat and adjust the swing settings to get just the right amount of the desired head nod!

Basic Channel-Style Dub Techno

In this installment of Beat Dissected we program a dub techno beat in the style of Basic Channel, the duo that pioneered the genre.

Found Sound Groove

In the latest Beat Dissected, we show how mixing found sound elements with conventional drum hits can create a…

Industrial Techno

In the latest Beat Dissected, we put together an industrial-inspired techno beat with a heavy, grinding groove.…

Interplanetary Criminal-Style Garage

In this new Beat Dissected we program a UK garage beat inspired by Interplanetary Criminal’s ‘Supreme Level’, a true UKG classic in the making.

Spastik-Style Percussive Techno

In this installment of Beat Dissected we emulate the beat of ‘Spastik’ – the signature track of Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman moniker.

New Wave Drums

In the latest Beat Dissected, we create an 80s-inspired new wave beat.…

Skippy Broken Techno

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct a beat with hints of garage flavour coming from a broken kick…

Radiohead-Style Low End Layering

In this Beat Dissected, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ by working through some of the drum programming techniques used in the title track.

Bicep-Style Breakbeats

In this new Beat Dissected, we program a breakbeat inspired by Bicep’s trance-break hybrid anthem ‘Atlas’.

Grinding Analogue Techno

In the latest Beat Dissected, we tackle a complex, glitchy techno beat based on analogue drum hits.…

Live Hi-Hats

In the latest Beat Dissected, we look at how detailed programming and hit placement can deliver a live…

Armando-Style Acid House

In this new Beat Dissected, we program a vintage acid house beat inspired by Armando’s classic ‘151’.

Drunk Drummer-Style Grooves

In this latest Beat Dissected, we program a hip-hop beat with a drunk drummer feel inspired by J Dilla and more contemporary users of the technique like Flying Lotus and Kaytranada.

Low-End Theory

This week we tackle a wonky downtempo beat inspired by the LA beat scene.…

Garage Shuffle

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct a shuffling garage beat laced with swing.…

Truncate-Style Melodic Percussion

In the latest Beat Dissected, we program a techno beat featuring melodic percussion inspired by Truncate’s ‘The Bell’.

DJ Seinfeld

In this latest Beat Dissected, we demonstrate how to program an electro breakbeat inspired by DJ Seinfeld’s “Sakura.”

Early 80s Groove

In the latest Beat Dissected, we explore the early 80s with a retro pattern based on classic digital drum machine…

Retro Garage

In the latest Beat Dissected, it’s all about layering with a raw, bouncy old-school garage workout.…

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