From Armin van Buuren's MasterClass

In the Studio, Part 2: Pads and Leads

Armin and Benno start searching for the right melodies and sounds to fit the vibe of their new track.

Topics include: Building a Pad Sound • Creating a Lead • Starting the Breakdown

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Armin and Benno start searching for the right melodies and sounds to fit the vibe of their new track.

Topics include: Building a Pad Sound • Creating a Lead • Starting the Breakdown

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 how to DJ a set. Your crowd is waiting.

Reviews

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

I found the class to be inspiring above all else! Thank you Armin and Masterclass!

I like this masterclass, and finally I complete it, and more & more knowledge that I understand it, I hope to add more classes about music & making EDM from scratch like this class steps, and I thankful all people who made this class. Thank you,

Excellent class. Armin is a very nice person. He is deserving of his status.

this was really good class and alot of fun learned some great tips and to keep staying positive and having fun through out the process of the big pay off. thank you Armin this was great. hopefully ill see you on a stage one day.

Comments

James T.

Very cool to see the ideas evolving as the song takes shape. It’s not the tool that matters as much as what you do with it.

Patricia V.

Yeah! I would love to be there with you, guys ... it's so exciting!!. Thank you! <3

A fellow student

This "Masterclass" is embarrassing , Using basic presets and a ghost producer lol, I want my money back

Thomas G.

Hmm... Never knew pads are that important. I always thought of them as an extra way to add feeling to a song, but it seems like you can't really omit them.

Jer G.

In the PDF download there's a broken link for the LFOTool: https://www.xferrecords.com/products/lfotool?_branch_match_id=595075462346763706 It looks like it's here now: https://www.xferrecords.com/products/lfo-tool Also, looks like the H-Delay link isn't going directly to Waves page where they are having a Black Friday sale this weekend: https://www.waves.com/plugins/h-delay-hybrid-delay#delay-on-drums-electronic-music-production

Anand S.

Would like some feedback on this track that I did, need some feedback on sound and melody. Probably something is missing? Let me know. thanks :) https://soundcloud.com/misty-17/track-the-beats

Shoebox M.

Love that we all fumble around the same way in the studios....makes me feel vindicated that I'm not going cray cray....

Manuel

This lesson gave me goosebumps. I love how Armin is using a mixture of presets and sound design.

Silva D.

Someone please put me through, are the two computers connected? like the project running simultaneously on them? What is he doing on the laptop with headphones on?

A fellow student

The most surprising with this is how similar I am already working! Love this!