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.

Excellent Masterclass - really went into a lot of detail

I'm a Dj who trying to produce some own tracks by myself but can't find the way to learn.But Im here now!!! Thanks Masterclass. A Dj from Taiwan.

IT HAS TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MUSIC

Seeing a pro's flow of work was really helpful. Recommended tools / plugins too

Comments

Jabgon

I like how your Co-Producer likes the music you don't like as much helping you to create good music. I wish there was a bit more explaining in this lesson.

John M.

To all the immature people complaining about Armin's "ghost producer", perhaps you all should use this lesson to learn how to best get along and communicate with other people, as was exemplified very well in this lesson.

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.