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.

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

I did not expect to learn as much as i did from Armin class , in particular the advice in a practical sense to enjoy the music first and not to put pressure on the learning. I have a Masters degree and i never enjoyed learning. This take away has resonated with me and is my key take away. Adrian Maraspin

Great course for beginning and intermediate music producers and DJ's. Armin touches on many practical and creative approaches to dance music.

This class went beyond my expectations and touched on everything from producing, to djing to growing your brand. Perfect for all djs/producers at any point in their career, and something to always come back to for guidance and inspiration.

It was my first masterclass and the experience was amazing. Each day I have learned something completely new. I liked to see the process behind electronic music production and collaboration at this level. I will use some new tricks and techniques to improve the quality of my music. I hope to learn much more in the next ones. :)

Comments

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!

Carlo D.

Just jump up in Masterclass. I found very profy and so helpful....Let´s go on with other lessons....

John B.

Regrading version numbers: Always been a fan of using version numbers in files, however, I find that I remember dates better than simple one-up numbers. Like "I think it sounded better on Tuesday...." and a one-up version number doesn't help there, so I started using the date, as in "ClassProject_20190109" and when I save more than one version a day, just add in a letter, so the next rev would be "ClassProject_20190109a", and so on..

Damien B.

Using Splice.com so save my projects. It a version control manager as well so you can dig in the history of the file. It’s dope and absolutely necessary to me! I’m not saving my samples library cause I don’t have much. Most are from ableton live or Maschine so I can get them easily. But Plugins are on box.com (dropbox alternative). I recommend to use a NAS for samples you can’t download easily.

Cedric R.

I definitely need to make myself a correct session template and sort all my samples and presets before getting back to work. Surely everybody needs to use busses when producing although I must admit that I do all my final processing on my master bus... I'll try to do it Armin's way and see if it comes out better. This was some great advice.

David Z.

I use DropB=box to save all my projects and samples. Sometimes I want to pickup on my desktop where I left off on my laptop so I have my DAW save and open project data from my Dropbox folders so it's always backed up and easy to be mobile.