Chapter 16 of 33 from Armin van Buuren

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

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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

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

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 building a DJ set. Your crowd is waiting.

Join Armin in his studio to learn how he layers sounds, produces tracks, and prepares for his live sets.

A downloadable workbook accompanies the class, along with exclusive audio stems from Armin's projects.

Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Armin and his label will also give feedback on select student work.

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

Many, many things learned. Working in 1/2 tempo. Passion to not forget that music is emotion and work towards inspiring that!

Just an amazing Masterclass. Armin inspired and motivated me to get back into making dance music again after five years away and I'm already getting tracks done, sounding better than ever.

This has been an amazing Class to dive into. There's a lot more than just EDM-Trance-music focus, and Armin's studio practices are endlessly invaluable! I'll be re-watching this several times for sure! Very highly recommended for anyone looking to be involved in music, but especially anyone wanting to get their hands into the music studio mastering and production process. 5 Stars!!!!!

I like this masterclass, and finally I complete it, and more & more knowledge that I understand it, I hope to add more classes about music & making EDM from scratch like this class steps, and I thankful all people who made this class. Thank you,

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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.