From Armin van Buuren's MasterClass

In the Studio, Part 3: More Leads

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.

Topics include: Scrapping a Lead Idea, Finding a New One • Adding a Top Melody

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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.

Topics include: Scrapping a Lead Idea, Finding a New One • Adding a Top Melody

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.

a good class master stressed many aspects of the arrangement of information recording vocals a lot of secret tricks ))))))))))))))

It was fun to see the workflow and creative process of an established artist. I think EQ-ing, mixing and mastering could use a little more attention.

At the beginning of the class, I didn't think that it was as good as I was expecting it to be but after some lessons my opinion changed. It's awesome and I recommend it to everyone who is making music, even professionals.

Everything!!! Armin is a great teacher and he shares his knowledge, the best so far!!!

Comments

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.

Jason 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

Bodo H.

I am watching this with my kids who are 5 and 7 years old. We love watching passionate people work their art, It's a story that has gripped our attention, and every night before my kid's bedtime we come back to this to see how the story will unfold next.

Margaret B.

Good to see and hear how they work together, playing around with sounds and sharing ideas over the genesis of a track. They obviously have a great rapport which ultimately comes through the music.

Morgan G.

I'm curious what defines the dividing line between a lead and a pad. The pad seemed like it was a third lead. I'm guessing it doesn't matter what we call things, but I'm curious whether there are implications for the balance between leads and pads.

A fellow student

Interesting him talking about what keys work best: F F# G G#. Is that because of frequencies? Curious as to why these keys work best.