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Low-End Theory: Exploring Eight Common Bassline Styles

Bruce Aisher explores eight of the archetypal forms of dance music bassline, from old-school classics to contemporary techniques.…

The Psychoacoustics Of Drums

There’s a lot more to drum grooves than you may realise. Bruce Aisher investigates the psychoacoustics of rhythm programming…

How To Mix Dance Music: Five Case Studies

With examples from Inner City, Daft Punk, Andrés, Skrillex and MK, Bruce Aisher examines five contrasting approaches and demonstrates…

What Does Analogue Gear Do To Sounds?

Bruce Aisher explores the effects of analogue recording methods, explaining why they might be beneficial to your production process.…

The Essential Guide To Levels

Whether you produce entirely in the box or use a wealth of outboard gear, understanding levels is a must. From…

Grime Synth Basics

As grime undergoes a major resurgence, we demonstrate how to create some of the genre’s staple synth sounds from…

An Introduction To FM Synthesis

Often dismissed as overly complex, FM synthesis isn’t necessarily as difficult to get to grips with as its reputation…

Ten Tips For Better Drums

Bruce Aisher runs through ten essential tips for getting the most from your drums.…

Improve Your Creative Process On A Budget

We break down some of the most cost-effective ways to improve your creative process, from optimising your monitoring system…

How Compression Works In A Mix

Bruce Aisher takes a look at some of the different ways in which compressors can be used across the elements…

Cold Pads

Pads come in all shapes and sizes. Here we explore the chillier end of the sonic spectrum – perfect for those…

Synth FX

FX are often overlooked when it comes to exploring the essential components of dance tracks, but synthesising your own allows…

Adding Analogue

For many producers, the sound of analogue gear is the holy grail. But how can we recreate some of those…

Ten Tips For Better Basslines

From synthesis to mixdown, we offer ten tips for producing punchy, powerful basslines. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be…

How To Use Reverb In A Mix

Attack’s mix expert Bruce Aisher explains how to apply different types of reverb to each of the various elements…

An Introduction To Arpeggiators

Bruce Aisher runs us through the fundamentals of arpeggiators, from the most simple one-note patterns through to basic step…

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