From Armin van Buuren's MasterClass

In the Studio, Part 8: Building the Drop, Reviewing the Track

If your drop doesn’t work, your track won’t work. Watch Armin and Benno tweak their track’s drop for maximum impact. Then take a listen to how the whole track came together.

Topics include: A/B-ing the Big Leads • Arranging the Drop • Finessing the Drop • Listening and Critiquing • Naming a Track

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If your drop doesn’t work, your track won’t work. Watch Armin and Benno tweak their track’s drop for maximum impact. Then take a listen to how the whole track came together.

Topics include: A/B-ing the Big Leads • Arranging the Drop • Finessing the Drop • Listening and Critiquing • Naming a Track

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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.

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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I really liked the second to last lesson where Armin talked about how to get your career started as a DJ.

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.

Great teacher, great examples, invaluable advice.

Loved it! Extremely inspiring and informative. I was able to use many of the techniques in my most recent release and am looking forward to using more in the future. Thank you for the encouragement and tools to create my dream career.

Comments

Mike B.

This is where you really get your money's worth for this course and then some: seeing these two working in real time. You can miss a lot if you don't pause and take lots of notes. It's not fun: took me a long time and all of my energy and focus to soak up all the great info here, but ultimately it was worth it.

Marshal A.

Using the EQ's and exciter on the super saw reminds me a bit of using the tone control on the JP-8000. You can really dial in those high end transients on that synth and IMO the JP-8000 still makes the best sounding super saw ever! Sylenth does a great job though and I can see why they are using it a ton in this class.

Andy D.

I'm still really loving this course so much. Armin and Benno are amazing producers and teachers. I love their humour too and the way they work together, I'm learning and laughing along with them in my little logic pro studio - thanks guys so much! Downloaded the free Kontakt sample player and might get the strings pro 2, also defo the LFO Tool. Just got to find a way to sneak some paid plugins past the missus! :-) lol

Keegan D.

A/B-ing is crucial to allow a producer to make sure the sound of their track is up there with the best!

Julian S.

Something happens at around 830 that makes the sound really pop. Any idea what happened there as they were transitioning cameras?

Luis C.

Very informative! Cant wait to dig into the logic file and mess around with it! “EDC Orlando 2017”

Richie F.

Here's a link to the project for those who missed it in the PDF: https://community.masterclass.com/t/chapter-19-in-the-studio-part-8-project-file-audio-stems/21896?_branch_match_id=506582886559948214

Don W.

So many ideas that I never thought about till they mention it. It'll make my mix 110% better.

Petri R.

Awseome set ... they mention to share the project... where that might be available ?

Richard T.

Are their computers synced somehow? At 11:35 Armin turns up the laptop volume, and the snare is synced to the main track Benno already started.