Music & Entertainment
Lesson time 11:55 min
Dance music should make people dance, but it takes skill to give your tracks the sonic impact they need to rock a crowd. Here’s how to dial in your kick drum and bass sounds.
Topics include: Working With Drum Samples • Every Kick Has a Top and Bottom • Adjust Your Kick to Fit Your Track • A/B-ing Kick and Bass Sounds: "Be In The Moment" • Make Room for Your Kick to Shine Through
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.
Despite having little to no prior knowledge of Armin and his music, I found him to be an inspiring instructor, with great advice on both technical and motivational fronts. I'll certainly apply this advice to my own work in the future.
It was very insightful. Went it to a lot of detail, which was frustrating for the things I already knew and became slightly boring, but for the things I didn't it was extremely eye opening
Specifically, this class helped me understand acquiring and processing vocals better. This knowledge, in addition to general helpful reminders about music (e.g. always have fun) and several technical tips, will help push my music further, achieve the sounds I want, and most importantly, make listeners (and myself) happy. Thanks Armin!
One of the most helpful things was learning what a DAW is and how to use it. Also appreciated insight into Armin's thinking process and how he approaches music.