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FabFilter Saturn 2

Plugin maestros FabFilter are back with Saturn 2, an update to their excellent distortion plugin. Does Saturn still run rings around the competition? When you think about distortion as an effect, maybe the first thing that comes to mind is a stompbox or an overdriven 303. There’s a lot more to distortion, however, than obliteration (as cool as...

Black Girl / White Girl

Black Girl / White Girl are a pair of D J/ producers from Amsterdam who’ve released on Relief, Minimal Kids and Percomaniacs. They’ve just dropped an EP on Eat’s Everything's EI8HT label; we got them to answer our quick-fire Q&A.  Why music? Music brings joy and connects people. If you weren't making music what would you be...

Crazy Vacuum Tube Synth Knifonium Now A Plugin

Knif Audio’s insane 26-vacuum tube monosynth Knifonium, the ultimate boutique synth, is now available as a plugin thanks to Brainworx Audio and Plugin Alliance. If ever there was a synth to get the heart racing, it’s the Knifonium. With 26 vacuum tubes, two oscillators, a 4th order ladder filter, and a ring modulator, not to mention a build that...

NTS Radio Launches Listener Support Scheme

Hackney’s NTS Radio has revealed a new membership scheme, NTS Supporters. The new membership program, NTS Supporters, aims to keep the station independent and open to all. From £2.99 per month, fans get access to live track lists, receive the NTS supporter newsletter and get a 20% discount for the NTS store. NTS Radio began in 2011 in...

Ageing Your Synths With VHS-Style Effects

In this tutorial, we show you how to recreate the sound of old VHS tape using standard effects plugins. For much of the history of music production, the goal was always less noise, higher fidelity. Thanks to computers and digital music, most anyone can now make music free from the issues inherent in working with analogue media. The funny thing...

Sell Your Music: Choosing The Right Music Distribution Service For You

If you're looking to release your music, it's important to consider how music distribution services can benefit you. In this article, we run through a few of the most popular and evaluate what that means to you the musician. There are a lot of digital distribution services available offering similar services with certain benefits to help get...

Grace Jones Exhibition Coming to the UK

A new exhibition featuring the legendary musician, Grace Jones, will be showing at Nottingham Contemporary from September. Curated by Cédric Fauq and Olivia Aherne, Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio is dubbed as an intersection “between fan-fiction, study and biography" of the iconic singer.  Throughout her career, Grace Jones...

Three Arrested on Suspicion of Planning an Illegal Rave

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of planning an illegal rave in Staffordshire over the weekend. Three men, aged between 21 and 28-years old, were arrested on suspicion of organising an illicit party in Staffordshire. Derbyshire Live reports that the younger man was released on conditional bail with a curfew imposed, and the 24-year old...

How Come “Downloading for…” Is Even Still A Thing?

Yes DJs are very busy, and yes they get sent lots of promos - but that doesn't excuse DJs leaving a 'downloading for...' response. Attack Magazine's Harold Heath takes on the issue of DJ promos and the "downloading for..." phenomenon. Imagine a producer. She’s in her studio, working on her craft, creating art. She thinks about how to...

Sara Landry

Her ‘Sacrifice’ EP on Kraftek dropped a couple of months ago and she’s just put out a 5 track EP ‘Act of God’ inspired by a book called ‘The Outlaw Ocean’. We asked Sara Landry to introduce herself.  Who are you? I am Sara Landry. I am a self-taught producer, DJ and audio engineer currently based in Austin, Texas. I make techno and throw...

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