Chapter 24 of 33 from Armin van Buuren

Singles, Club Mixes, and Edits


Using the example of “Sunny Days,” Armin shows you his step-by-step approach for turning pop songs into dance floor–ready club mixes.

Topics include: Turning a Pop Vocal Into a Club Mix • Adding Layers to Your A Cappella • Extended Mix and Radio Edit

Using the example of “Sunny Days,” Armin shows you his step-by-step approach for turning pop songs into dance floor–ready club mixes.

Topics include: Turning a Pop Vocal Into a Club Mix • Adding Layers to Your A Cappella • Extended Mix and Radio Edit

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I like the song, and this brilliant way that stacking the same keys over several syths, to give it that extra dynamics and richness to the sound, it's great to know that having different edits is o.k for the radio, and for live streaming, what I found interesting was to keep the tracks about 3min long for streaming These tips are golden nuggets and hugely Important when editing the song, I learnt a lot, thanks armin

Håkan E.

This i great, I wish I was in studio with Armin... wait... I am... through this. :)


Just the workflow tip of putting the Edit in the same project file, behind the Extended mix is just brilliant. It's seemingly small tips like these, that are hugely important. Armin really gives you a lot of valuable pointers like these throughout this course. Amazing!

Halldór H.

That' s really good information, also inspiring to get idea for beginners and more advanced producers how you can approach any song for a remix. Would be nice to see more info on the radio edits, how to approach the intro of it, length, structure etc, just for some people to get the feel of how it can be edited in their own tracks.

Team Asota Music A.

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Ian H.

So glad he went over the leads in the Sunny Days Club mix! It's something I want to work on in my productions, so thank you for showing us. Would've liked to have seen how each of the leads is precisely different but I can probably work out how to properly layer with some trial and error.

Lorenzo S.

It would be a nice bonus if Armin provided the complete project of this track, with the license agreement of course that none of the material is to be sampled or used... Perhaps even with watermarks on it or even intentionally screwed up so it serves demo purposes only, but at least we could analyse the work.

Isabel B.

ok Thanks. a lot of great information hear. Really went into great detail about making those club edits. Thanks