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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
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.

About the Instructor

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.

Although i'm not a big EDM fan, I really liked Armin's approach and clear and honest view of the business he is in. Thanks. Learned a ton new things.

It helped me better understand how to arrange my tracks and inspired me so much to go on. I felt so good listening to this masterclass and inspired and eager to do it.

he spoke about lots of ways to create, showed his creative process clearly

I have learned other ways to arrange and some good suggestions regarding mixing. Have also inspired me how to keep doing what I do and why.


Comments

A fellow student

I wonder if Armin and Beno ever used the cords that he deleted. Enjoyed this Lesson but i'm eager for the next one!! Bassssssssssssssssssss

Erik

I wonder if that's his actual studio and if so if he's every fired up that SSL console.

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.