Beat Dissected

Minimal House

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct a minimal house beat with a scattering of percussive hits to give it…

Miami Bass

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

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…

CR-78 Redux

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

Dark R&B

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

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…

Broken House

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

Thumping Techno

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Chillout: Lounge Bed

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

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.…

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…

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