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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
Teaches Dance Music
Learn how to make dance music from the platinum-selling producer voted No. 1 DJ in the world five times by DJ Magazine.
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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.

Absolutely wonderful to get insight from a professional

It was very insightful. Went it to a lot of detail, which was frustrating for the things I already knew and became slightly boring, but for the things I didn't it was extremely eye opening

This class was a very good mix of everything from producing music to presenting your music, and it's coming from a guy who knows what he is talking about. I learned some new interesting things that I will start using from now on. Thanks Armin and Masterclass!

Absolutely Armin Van Buuren is an amazing teacher.


Comments

Obo

Leaving the intro kick on it's own channel so that the kick in the breakdown really smacks you silly - great tip!

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.