Chapter 7 of 33 from Armin van Buuren

In the Studio, Part 2: Pads and Leads

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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 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

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 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.

Reviews

4.7
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.

Love this class have learnt so much I can't wait to put all I've learnt into my own music thank you Armin Van Buuren

I learned what plugins Armin was using, very useful, Trance song forms, and language.

Great class overall! It would have been nice to have received feedback from Armin or his coproducer.

Comments

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!

Sharif S.

Nice to hear how awkward it is for big time producers just as well wen building tracks, it's an unusual phenomenon as a producer but often feels the way this feels in the end. Oftentimes we need to start all over or radically change what we're doing, other times it's a culmination of small tweaks that gets the feeling right, at this stage though it is still a development.