Chapter 5 of 33 from Armin van Buuren

In the Studio, Part 1: 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

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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Armin van Buuren Teaches Dance Music

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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 building a DJ set. Your crowd is waiting.

Join Armin in his studio to learn how he layers sounds, produces tracks, and prepares for his live sets.

A downloadable workbook accompanies the class, along with exclusive audio stems from Armin's projects.

Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Armin and his label will also give feedback on select student work.

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

I had learnt a lot about the production skill and DJ tricks. They are really helpful. And I found out some cool suggestion for career path. Thank you Armin, having fun with Music is the best thing ever.

This class was so so helpful! I learned so much! I really appreciate it, Armin. :)

This masterclass gives you an amazing inside on how to get started as a Dj/producer. Armin is also really good in explaining mixing and mastering!

Amazing stuff here. I had many tracks released on labels in the late 2000's , remixed for major labels and topped billoard charts. Never stop Learning

Comments

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.

A fellow student

Wish I had a collaborator that could jump in like that. Gotta earn that right, though.

Cameron D.

I like that they left in the parts where he searches for a tempo and makes mistakes, feels so real and honest. Makes me feel better about where my work starts.