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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…

Layering Kick Drum Samples

How do I create the perfect kick drum? It’s a question we’ve surely all asked at some point…

Drum Tuning Basics

Production guru Bruce Aisher explains how to tune drums to suit your tracks.…

Analogue String Synthesis

Analogue-style strings and pads are a staple of techno, house and pretty much any other dance genre you can…

Parallel Compression

Our mix expert Bruce Aisher explains how to use this clever compression trick to add serious weight to drums and…

Automated Delay Effects

Bruce Aisher walks us through some of the most effective methods for automating delay effects into tracks.…

Introduction to Loudness

How do you make your tracks sound loud without harming your mix? It’s one of the most common questions…

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