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Arts & Entertainment

Building Your Home Studio

Armin van Buuren

Lesson time 9:23 min

Armin might be teaching from a professional studio, but you can do everything he’s doing on your home computer. Here’s what you need to start making great tracks without breaking the bank.

Armin van Buuren
Teaches Dance Music
Learn how to make dance music from the platinum-selling producer voted No. 1 DJ in the world five times by DJ Magazine.

About the Instructor

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.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The only true masterclass. Armin Van Buuren really gives you everything he knows.

super great person, really nice to hear him talking i felt like i was whatching netflix! very good masterclass definitely learned a loat of stuff and got very inspired. Thank you !

Amazing stuff, good class structure, lots of useful examples and tips&tricks

Wow, Awesome! Armin (and also Benno) did very well. I learned a lot, especially in terms of how to arrange things and not to stick to certain things, but to mess around a little bit. And most immportant: To have fun. Thank you so much for this Masterclass Armin! I will work my ass of to get to where i want to be! See you in the future. Your El Jay


A fellow student

Very inspiring. Most people, we get intimidated when looking at all the tools people used to create amazing stuff but I like this because it reminds me that it can be possible

tricky nick

It's not geared toward dance music and therefore doesn't have built in sample editing software like Ableton, but for the record, Cakewalk is now 100 % free: Just thought I'd mention it.

Tulio S.

@Masterclass 4:19 "I'd buy the Sylenth1", not "silent one" in the subtitles.

Cole S.

My MIDI came with a demo for Bitwig Studio (right now it's just and 8-Track). I want to get a pro version but my pc is running Windows 10. Since I can't get Logic, what DAW should I get? Should I upgrade Bitwig?

Andy R.

Excellent lesson, great to stress the melody , the Top Line is the heart of any song. Like the KIS (Keep It Simple) Learn 2 DAWs and go deep. Armin got his head screwed on, very workman like, a master sound craftsman.

Siddharth A.

I have a question about this lesson... Before starting this class, I was already using a DAW, FL Studio 20. I'm most comfortable with Fl Studio but, it doesn't come with as many plug-ins as Logic-Pro or Ableton Live. For example, the synths you mentioned, Omnipshere, Serum, Sylenth1, and Massive. Those synths are not free. Omnipshere costs $500, Sylneth1 costs $150, Serum costs $189, and Massive costs $149... What should I do?

Luke K.

In terms of midi keyboards, would you recommend using logic remote and using the keyboard function on that if you’re using Logic Pro?

Garret W.

I have heard lots of people say that I need to try my mix on several different speakers and environments, but i am kind of confused on how to translate this to what changes I need to make. If my mix sounds muddy in one speaker, but tinny in another, or maybe perfect in a third, what decision would I make for mixing? do i choose the medium that has the most users, or am I trying to create a mix that can sound okay on all of them? so sacrificing some sound quality or desired sound to make it sound good in all spaces?

Marcel W.

Ok serious question, abelton is a little pricey for me and I’m completely new to would serato DJ pro work and would it get the same job done


Found out how to use a Sine Wave Generator in FL Studio. You should get Audacity, Go into Generate, Chirp and then make sure to start it at 10dB to whatever you want. Then export this as a WAV file and drag and drop it/put it into FL Studio Playlist however you want and then use Wave Candy to see the dB. Anyway about the video it was great!!