Music & Entertainment
Lesson time 10:35 min
It’s time to move away from producing and start talking about taking your music to the stage. Here are the core principles that make up Armin’s DJ philosophy.
Topics include: DJing Is Sharing Your Passion for Music • Use Every Gig as a Learning Opportunity • Play Your Own Music • Borrow From What's Hot • Leave Room for Experimentation • Use Repetition to Create an Arc • Be You
Every week, Armin van Buuren puts 41 million listeners into A State of Trance on his radio show. In his first-ever online class, the platinum-selling DJ breaks down his hits and builds a track from scratch to show you how he produces, performs, and promotes dance music. You’ll learn his technical process for using samples and plug-ins, mixing, recording vocals, and how to DJ a set. Your crowd is waiting.
Good class. Enjoyed the later part more when he was talking about DJing, creating music, preparing his set. The early stuff a bit too technical, but probably good for people actually involved in music production. (I'm not!)
Great to see how Armin works collaboratively. No arrogance at all. Super loved this class!
It was fun to see the workflow and creative process of an established artist. I think EQ-ing, mixing and mastering could use a little more attention.
I have developed an insight into the psychology of making music and that the priorities are not shaping a perfect brand or making perfectly sounding electronic music. Having fun and sharing your passion for music with an audience should be the biggest driver and motivator for any producer and DJ. This is clear to me now and I am confident in my ability to improve and what I love. Making music.