From Armin van Buuren's MasterClass

Templates and Organization in Logic Pro

It may sound strange, but for Armin great tracks start with great organization. Learn how to streamline your DAW projects for less hassle and more creativity.

Topics include: Armin's Logic Template • Organize and Color Code • Archiving Your Projects • Always Back Up Your Work

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It may sound strange, but for Armin great tracks start with great organization. Learn how to streamline your DAW projects for less hassle and more creativity.

Topics include: Armin's Logic Template • Organize and Color Code • Archiving Your Projects • Always Back Up Your Work

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.

Reviews

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

Really good, it helped me A LOT! I just think that it could have a bit more classes on the producing part.

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

Seeing Armin up close and personal is a game changer for me. Artists with his success are usually just out of reach for us normal people. Masterclass has enabled me to peek under the veil and see for myself that Armin is just a normal guy too. If he can do it, I can too. Thanks, Armin and the Masterclass team for the invaluable experience. See you in 5 years!

high level information that helped me figure out what pieces to solve. I think if there was some bridge to more in depth how... it could improve the learning experience.

Comments

Garret W.

I was actually asking this question a couple days ago "how do I backup all my data regularly." Is carbon copy cloner the answer?

Alfredo O.

I as a Software Developer i use "Git" is a distributed version-control system for tracking changes in source code during software, well Armin and all the djs should have something similar

Jordan O.

I love Armin's evolution. It's funny how our lives change over time. From late-night production, to just-dropped-the-kids-off-at-school-and-have-had-my-coffee production. Thank you for making me feel less old!

Justin S.

This is of outstanding insight. One thing that I like about splice is that it backs up all the sessions in the cloud. What I would like to know is how do you organize your sound in splice?

Jabgon

I like the fact that he goes over backing up projects. Very important to me as well!!

Worlds M.

I am one of those who had a hard drive fail. I lost about 10 tracks that I was really excited to release. All gone. Then I bought a server and never have to worry about that again. Great tip!

Henry P.

My takeaway from saving different versions is to save once the song can be considered matured, based on one's own discretion, I probably won't start saving multiple versions until the piece starts to become complex beyond simply removing a track or hitting Edit>Undo. I think that's what AvB is trying to say here. Also, the Bus 30, 31 technique will be very helpful once experimenting with dynamic processing. I'm really happy to have learned that from this lesson.

Vladislava S.

For me- I would save different versions of Master, but I rarely would use earlier versions. With Mixing- my Sonar has Mix Recall function, it allows to store mixes, so no need to save versions.

Anton B.

What does Armin mean with "you want to be able to check if you're not killing your transients"? What is a transient? Sorry guys, but I am a beginner and all this stuff is interesting to me...

Kenneth S.

Wow, I'm only in Lesson 4, and I'm really digesting all of Armin's recommendations and tips... oh, and backup everything! Got it!