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Creating A Groove, Part 2

Armin van Buuren

Lesson time 16:44 min

Adding percussion can turn a simple dance beat into a rich and complex groove. Learn how Armin adds loops and layers to his drum tracks.

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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.
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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.



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

a good class master stressed many aspects of the arrangement of information recording vocals a lot of secret tricks ))))))))))))))

What an amazing time! Armin is such a humble person, big respect and thank you Armin, Benno and the team from Masterclass. It was a unique experience, i learnt quite a lot.

Clear answer to my curiosity about music making progress

Excellent Masterclass - really went into a lot of detail


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A fellow student

I liked it but once again its very confusing to me because a lot of the terminology Armin uses, I dont understand what it means. Ill have to watch it over and over until I get it right

Matthew C.

This is extremely helpful. The hardest part is not letting any of the drums interfere by making sure the eq's are ok

Jabgon

I see you use a lot of drums in your Projects, especially this one. With me I wouldn't need as much, but still more creativity which I am working on. Wondering how to create Drum Fills.

A fellow student

Wow I made some great stuff today with the help of this class really thanks for armin

Film Needs Music

Did I hear both of the sound recorded from the DAW and the sound recorded from those speakers in that studio at the same time, especially from 10:06?

Cosmic B.

As opposed to using the Lfo tool, cool you accomplish the same task thoroughly by manipulating, say: the attack, sustain/decay, and release time in simpler from Ableton? Cheers!

Laszlo M.

I'm a bit new to this so pardon my ignorance, but what's the difference between adding an LFO to a kick instead of just drawing in volume adjustment curves to it?

Marc T.

Love the pitch bend trick on the kick! Also, the more I watch this Masterclass the more I want to get that LFO Tool. :)) Just makes everything so tight!

Alex F.

Hey, so for all of the "percussion fill ins" that you add -- are these samples that you bought from a library or do you create these independently? I'd like to know more about the process of how these are chosen and how they get in the track -- was that when you had them in Ableton and then just moved them over? And you can just take any sample and just "normalize" the tempo? Thanks

Zach

man I might have to cop that LFO tool. he uses the shit outta that thing. sounds awesome though