From Armin van Buuren's MasterClass

In the Studio, Part 1: Melody

It’s time to shift gears a little and watch Armin put some of the techniques he’s been teaching you to work. With the help of his producing partner Benno de Goeij, Armin’s going to produce an exclusive track right here in his MasterClass. This chapter is the first of eight parts showing you exactly how an Armin van Buuren dance floor hit gets made.

Topics include: Sketching a Melody • Building on a Melody

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It’s time to shift gears a little and watch Armin put some of the techniques he’s been teaching you to work. With the help of his producing partner Benno de Goeij, Armin’s going to produce an exclusive track right here in his MasterClass. This chapter is the first of eight parts showing you exactly how an Armin van Buuren dance floor hit gets made.

Topics include: Sketching a Melody • Building on a Melody

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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.

Even though this course was informal and laid back, I learned tons of insider knowledge of the trade and above all, it inspired me!

i really liked this masterclass, it has clarified many doubts i had. it was worth it

Armin’s masterclass has helped me in more ways than I ever imagined!!! I’ll be submitting my latest track which I produced throughout this masterclass to Armada 👍🏻👍🏻

It's been great listening to Armin share his music and expertise.

Comments

Jabgon

This is great advice using different techniques of creating your chords and melody. Well done for this!!

James T.

It’s really amazing to see you both working through the foundations of the track. Pulling inspiration from a favorite piece. Armin took what moves him most and built on that. The chord progression has a beautiful melancholy quality. It’s inspiring to watch the creative process. To see that notes are corrected tempos are changed. To see how the piece is put together and realize my process is not all that different. It’s about the emotion. It has to be there to begin with.

Vadim K.

learning your chords...) now i see why my music sounds sad. i know i need piano lessons. may be some day...

Henry P.

Quantize and length match technique was such a small but major takeaway for me. Thank you!

Vladislava S.

The only one thing more inspirational than watching Arming playing piano is watching Deadmau5 playing synths on QWERT computer keyboard.

Cosmic B.

I love the fluidity of your guys' work flow and teamwork. The melodies are like your souls getting translated through your fingers into music. Awesome!

Alexandr G.

That was a great lesson! Amazing how he uses his techniques to discover music. Just mess around with an idea and boom! it just takes off.

Bodo H.

I loved this lesson! An unstructured, unrehearsed walkthrough of some ideas and how they evolve and grow through experimentation and collaboration with others. As a learner, this type of unstructured lesson pulls me into what's being demonstrated like I'm an active participant. I would love more of these types of videos.

Terry S.

Fantastic insight into a how one would start creating a song. Excellent lesson armin!

John N.

Sounds very early Genesis! When they went with the quickly thrown together take I was like, "what?" Then they turned it into something that would never have been played if they worked it up beforehand. Very cool. I'm also jealous of their level of mastery of MIDI in Logic ... I guess that goes with doing it all the time.