Music & Entertainment

Mix & Arrangement Case Study: "Be in the Moment"

Armin van Buuren

Lesson time 11:06 min

Get a look at the way Armin thinks about arranging and mixing his songs as he takes you section by section, channel by channel, through his new psytrance-inspired hit.

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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.



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

A good all around course for producing, djing & building a career!

This Master Class was great! I enjoyed Armin's attitude towards music; love what you're doing, don't be afraid to try unconventional things, have fun! The production tips were great, especially since I use Logic as well. Seeing that I've been doing some of the same things already makes me feel I'm on the right track, and I'm motivated to continue.

This class offered exactly what I was seeking: Knowledge about DAW's, plug-ins, mastering, writing music, and even went farther with tips on performing and even hosting a radio show. I'm already applying so much of what I learned into my work today, and goals are being achieved as we speak. Thanks!!

Love the attitude and clear explanations. Inspired to continue creating music! Thanks!


Comments

Pisko

+ Amazing value 4 this class!!! Armin is a great teacher n his music rocks!! I'm kinda new 2 EDM n 2 music production but he makes it simple n cool, because he feels it n loves what he does, so THANX!!! - Da recurrent use of da words "classy/expensive" contradict da spirit of music, wich is 2 unite us all. I wish he doesn't use them

Tushar M.

Check out my new single. Its up on spotify, appl music, youtube, and bandcamp

Marc T.

This case study was awesome! I love it when people break down their tracks and you can actually see all the layers and automations, it's really inspiring, so thanks a lot for this Armin. Also, I think the triplet feel idea works SO well in this song. :)

Zach

These tracks are so intricate man. Truly sets the bar high for us producers.

Gavin

I have so much respect for Armin as a producer. He really is one of the best in the world when it comes to innovation and attention to detail. His tracks are outstanding.

Nate H.

I'm a huge fan of this track. I love how it gets broken down and its so fascinating to see the skeleton of a song that I enjoy listening to so much.

Vladimir P.

Like where's the tutorial on how you change the time and the tempo in the middle of the song?

Vladimir P.

THIS IS SO AMAZING HOLLY COW I DON'T KNOW HOW I WILL EVER EVEN GET CLOSE TO THIS!!!! I CAN'T EVEN MAKE A SIMPLE KICK YET A LONE WRTIE A MELODY OR CHORDS :((((((((((((((

Omar D.

That change up is super awesome. What is that song called? Would love to download it.

Sharif S.

Trance is known for having sophisticated orchestrations and this was an excellent example for the lesson, really cool to hear his commentary throughout each part. Great content!