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

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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.

Very helpful guidance all along. Sharing positivity,, talent, and skills!. Meaningfull, satisfying, and fun ! Passion is the answer.

Love Armin's presentation style, and that he actually worked up a track idea from scratch. Was more than a little surprised to find out that my usual workflow these days is nearly identical to his!

I has helped me an all aspects of music; production, dj'ing, collaborating, submitting, and having fun! Armin Van Buuren is such an inspiration, and he really shines through in this Masterclass being positive, down to earth, and precise in all his comments. I've never felt more motivated or finished a Masterclass faster than this. 6/6 stars!

I am not a musician but very much into techno and classical one ethnic musics. I have wanted to know how electronic music is produced, how it is dj’d, how dj sets are put together. So this has been very interesting and enlightening to me.

Comments

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

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.