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In the Studio, Part 3: More Leads

Armin van Buuren

Lesson time 12:39 min

Experimentation plays a huge role in Armin’s production process. Watch how he keeps trying new musical ideas until he finds the sounds that truly inspire him.

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Armin van Buuren
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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 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.

Armin is the nicest dude ever. Never listened to trance, but I could listen to Armin talk for days. He's great.

Great insight on the creation and creative process, collaboration and techniques. Thanks Armen Van Buuren and Masterclass for this great course

The masterclass hit me from very first moment, style, story and enthusiasm were the triggers. I learned a lot about producing and also about myself through the instructor. It sometimes give me goosebumbs and small tears...so connected and well adressed. Thanks a million!! I would say this master class should be seen as part of rudimentals in EDM productions!! I am sure you will like it!!

Interesting tips. I took some screenshots to see Armin's settings.


Comments

Mark S.

I came to MasterClass to get inspired to write the novel I keep putting off. Three thousand dollars later and I'm staring at a Push 2 wondering what key to try next for this melody I can't get out of my head. Thanks guys!

Garret W.

so I work kind of similar to you, where search to find a preset that really grooves with the layers I have already put down. in the DeadMau5 lessons, he said that he didnt like this, and producers kind of dismiss this since its not being creative with the synths. any thoughts?

Jabgon

I really like this lesson. Building up the track's sounds, adding in the leads and harmonic sounds.

Donald

I love the way AVB is experimenting with key changes, sounds and his arrangements of midi notes I'm getting inspired just off that a whole world just opened up for me great class!

James T.

It’s really incredible that we have the ability to move what we here in our heads that moves us into to physical space and share it with others. I get what Armin is doing. Letting his passion and emotion guide him. If it’s moving for him and it connects him to something ethereal, there’s a good chance his audience will feel the same. It’s real. It’s honest and you can feel it.

Next G.

I downloaded the Voloco app which allows me to record a vocal or beat idea, and it auto tunes it to the sound ( my vocal range sux, but it helps get ideas locked down before I forget). I'm still learning ableton, but I've got some stuff I'm happy with. Thanks Armin! Great ideas

Carl H.

Watching this along with Deadmaus' Masterclass helps reinforce the feeling Ive always had while making music that I just need to get in there and start throwing things at the wall until they stick. I rarely gather inspiration from thin air, rather I have to get in my studio room and start experimenting. The various sounds I create speak to me, ideas form and dictate the way the track evolves. I know I'm onto something when I want to keep a loop on repeat and just pace around listening. Most amazing feeling in the world to come up with something exciting and "new" to your ears. I wish you all continued inspiration and joy in making music.

craig C.

Great team work 2 or more people working together can come up with ideas that 1 person could not.

Casual C.

Check my Spotify to see if this class improved my mixes https://open.spotify.com/artist/2i49PoWxoEOugo0FE9NaMv?si=lTwhTsmXSDaqMjj3Nnh2Pw

Ellak E.

I love that music. Wow. And I am understanding better about music technology for electronic music. I wish I could learn to play the keyboard and make music too. So beautiful music is inspiring. EK