Beat Dissected

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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…

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.…

Miami Bass

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

CR-78 Redux

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

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.…

Dark R&B

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

Broken House

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

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.…

Thumping Techno

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

Linn LM-1 Beat

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

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…

808 R&B

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

Loose Disco

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

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…

Organic 80s Disco

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

Chugging Analogue Techno

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

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.…

Big Room House

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

Rolling 2-Step

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

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.…

Deep Tech House

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

Polished House

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

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.…