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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.
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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.


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

Thanks to God i saw this class, this is all i am interested on, and thanks to Armin because he is a great teacher, the best teacher ever, he made me see music on a very different way, All his techniques, his tips, his stories also inspired me, thanks to him now i feel ready to show people what i love doing. thanks Armin , i saw you inMonterrey whis outdoor it was the best night ever.

I've been following Armin since the beginning, in the mid/late 90's. He's always been an inspiration to me as a dj/producer. Watching him work in Logic pro, also my choice of DAW, has further inspired me to take my music to the next level. I now know what's expected of me.

I'm a Dj who trying to produce some own tracks by myself but can't find the way to learn.But Im here now!!! Thanks Masterclass. A Dj from Taiwan.

I've learned a lot of things from this Masterclass, and the best part is that I learned them from one of my inspirations in electronic music! I would highly recommend this Masterclass to anyone who wants to learn dance music.


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.

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...