Beat Dissected

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’.

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.…

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.

Belleville Techno

In the latest instalment of Beat Dissected, we return to the Motor City for a lesson in subtly efficient&nbsp…

Raw French House

In our latest drum programming and sound design tutorial, we look back to the 90s heyday of Parisian house.…

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.

21st-Century Chicago House

Our latest drum programming and sound design tutorial is inspired by classic Chicago house but brings the sound right…

West Coast Hip-Hop

In our latest drum programming and sound design tutorial we focus on some of the techniques used by producers such…

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’.

80s-Style Chicago House

Our latest beat programming and sound design tutorial offers a retro house beat inspired by some of the sounds and…

Rough House

In our latest beat construction tutorial we focus on a rough, dirty house beat inspired by the likes of Levon…

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.

Realistic Bongos

Creating an organic bongo groove using individual hits allows for greater control than using loops. We show you how.…

Maniac Ghetto House

In the latest Beat Dissected we head back to the mid-90s for a ghetto house beat inspired by the…

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.”

Found Sound 2-Step

In the latest Beat Dissected we create a swinging 2-step beat which uses a blend of vintage drum machine…

Dirty Indie-Dance

Our step-by-step drum programming walkthrough focuses on a gritty indie-dance beat with attitude.…

Jazzy House

In this latest Beat Dissected, we’re going to program a house beat inspired by the likes of Project Pablo…

Pearson Sound

We create a beat inspired by the hypnotic rhythms and textures of Hessle Audio’s Pearson Sound.…

90s Jersey House

It’s all about the retro 909 grooves in our latest step-by-step drum programming walkthrough, which focuses on…

Upbeat Chillwave

Our step-by-step drum programming series focuses on an upbeat chillwave beat inspired by the likes of Toro Y…

UK Drill

We break down a UK drill beat, a genre that rapidly became one of the dominant sounds in the UK…

Lo-Fi House

In this latest Beat Dissected, we show you how to program a Lo-Fi house beat full of nostalgic warmth…

Nu-Disco: Live Groove

Our step-by-step drum programming series focuses on a loose acoustic groove with a distinct 70s flavour.…

Dusted Deep House

Our step by step drum programming series breaks down a back-of-the-crate deep house groove with a classic…

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