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.
Very thorough, learned a lot of little tips and tricks that will help bring my production quality up. Especially happy to learn some industry standard things I wasn't aware of before. Also feel more confident that if I'm vigilant, I can start getting the right people to notice me. Most importantly though, I learned how important it is to be positive and HAVE FUN! Thanks so much for this!
Armin is the nicest dude ever. Never listened to trance, but I could listen to Armin talk for days. He's great.
Wow... that an inspiration Armin is. I've been in a slum the past couple of years when it comes to making music. I needed something like this to help turn the page and start a new chapter.
Focus, believe and have a lot of fun in the studio and in the dance club is essential to be at the place you want. I love my teacher!