From Armin van Buuren's MasterClass

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

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.

Topics include: Mix & Arrangement

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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.

Topics include: Mix & Arrangement

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

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.

Yes, I feel far much better confident with myself! Thanks Armin

Thank you Armin Van Buuren and the team behind making of this masterclass. It has been very useful for me. I got great tips, discovered new plugins and now I have a better understanding of the whole picture. P.S: I really like your positivity Armin. Keep doing what you do. KERTN

Armin is the nicest dude ever. Never listened to trance, but I could listen to Armin talk for days. He's great.

Comments

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!

Mike B.

Armin makes very effective use of Kontakt's Session Strings. I could never get them to sound good. Cinematic Strings 2 and Studio Strings are excellent easily programmable libraries.