Beat Dissected

CR-78 Redux

In the latest Beat Dissected, we update the sound of the classic Roland CR-78 using some simple layering and…

Dark R&B

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct a dark, woozy R&B beat using classic 808 samples and percussive…

Organic House

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

Big House

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

Broken House

We get experimental in the latest Beat Dissected, twisting a few house conventions using live drums and broken beats to…

Thumping Techno

In the latest Beat Dissected, we build a gritty, in-your-face techno beat, constructed mainly from analogue hits.…

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.…

Linn LM-1 Beat

In the latest Beat Dissected, we create a full-bodied disco-style beat using Linn samples.…

808 R&B

In the latest Beat Dissected we create an R&B beat based on classic 808 hits but laced with…

Found Sound Groove

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

Industrial Techno

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

Loose Disco

In the latest Beat Dissected, we program a disco beat inspired by the tight, raw drum sounds of classic late…

Organic 80s Disco

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we build a disco beat with 80s character and an organic feel.…

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 pattern…

Chugging Analogue Techno

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we drop the tempo for a slow, chugging analogue techno beat.…

Big Room House

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we construct a big room monster.…

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-sounding hi…

Rolling 2-Step

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we create a rolling 2-step garage beat with heavy swing.…

Deep Tech House

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we create a techy house pattern with real depth.…

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.…

Polished House

In our latest sound design and drum programming walkthrough we take a look at techniques used by some of the…

Soulful Deep House

In our latest drum programming and sound design tutorial, we construct a dusty deep house beat from live drum hits…

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.…

Motor City Techno

Our latest beat programming and sound design tutorial focuses on the classic sound of early Detroit techno with a 909…

Up-front Garage

Still one of our most requested genres, this instalment of Beat Dissected focusses on a future garage beat constructed from…

Simple Jackin’ House

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we go back to basics with a simple jackin’ house beat with serious…

Cosmic Nu-Disco

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we construct a nu-disco pattern with a sprinkling of cosmic vibes.…