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Templates and Organization in Logic Pro

Armin van Buuren

Lesson time 7:38 min

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.

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.

About the Instructor

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.


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

I liked that Armin showed how to create a track from start to end and explained how to overcome the lack of inspiration, or how to come up with new ideas that can make your track shine through. I also liked his advices on how to get your career started and how to manage it once you get to the top. Overall, a great class.

Beautiful! Not only a great musician but also an excellent teacher. Thanx Armin!! B-)

It's been great listening to Armin share his music and expertise.

I found that the process of making dance music, learning how to capture a crowd, and the proper etiquette of DJing to be so interesting.


A fellow student

I need to watch some tutorials about Logic Pro because I dont even have it. I do try to be organized and color code stuff when Im editing, I video edit stuff and thats why I try to be as organized as possible


What kind of computer (year/processors/ram etc.) are you using that you can run 104 tracks with all those plugins.

Daniel T.

I love the part with the coffee, thank you for reminding to drink and eat something in between :D

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?


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.