Beat Dissected

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…

Dark Berlin Techno

The latest of our step by step drum programming tutorials takes inspiration from Berghain, Ostgut Ton and the darker sounds…

Main Room House

The latest of our step by step drum programming tutorials focuses on main room house. Create a real peak time…

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…

Mystik Dubstep

The legendary Digital Mystikz crew provide the inspiration for our latest guide to drum programming. This old school dubstep beat…

Chillout: Dusty Hip Hop

A raw chillout beat with hip hop influences gets the Beat Dissected treatment in the latest from our resident drumsmith…

Organic Shaker

In the latest Beat Dissected we get back to percussive basics with this pan-genre shaker pattern.…

Sub-Zero Minimal Techno

Our in-house beatsmith turns his attentions to a raw, stripped-down techno groove with painstakingly processed percussion.…

Chugging Tech-House

Using classic 808 and 909 hits and other synthetic elements we create a chugging tech-house groove.…

Organic Tech-House

Something a bit more complex this week – a deep and funky organic-flecked tech-house beat created using a mix…

Jackin’ House

Our in-house beatsmith turns his attentions to a DJ Sneak style jackin’ house workout in our latest beat deconstruction…

Deep House – Stripped Workout

Beat Dissected is a regular series in which we deconstruct drum patterns, showing you how to recreate them in any…

Raw Dance-Punk

This week’s beat is a straight-up dance-punk groove inspired by the likes of LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture…

Deep Afro House

In this house beat a bouncy, jacking kick and snare pattern is supplemented by afro-inspired percussion for a deep…

Raw Drum & Bass

Our resident beatsmith gets back to (drum and) bassics with this raw, sparse drum & bass workout.…

Chillout: Raw strip-hop

It’s chillout this fortnight, with three downtempo loops deconstructed. The first is a raw, live workout, loosely influenced by…

Incessant Drum & Bass

Our man on the drum machine takes the basic D&B beat and pushes it further and fatter…

Rolling Deep House

This classic rolling deep house beat uses a shaker, 909 tom and an afro percussion hit to create a driving…

Chillout: Lounge Bed

This sparse beat provides the perfect rhythmic backdrop for a shimmering Rhodes and murky double bass accompaniment.…

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