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.

La critica, la calidad y todo el trabajo de Armin me parece realmente excelente. No es el artista que más escucho pero me motiva y me identifico con su vision de la innovación en la música y la perseverancia que puede ser dificil mantener para todos en algun punto y llega a ser algo frustrante. Me siento agradecido y morivado mas ahora que terminé esta MASTERCLASS,. Gracias Armin.

Th e Human element of Armins lessons alone are a great inspiration but its about he he go's things even in the studio its fun first because the music is the passion and this reflects throughout the whole course. I took a lot away form the arrangement tips from gain staging in the drops to layering of the kicks and taking a no linear approach. A very humbling watch

This was gold. I always loved, followed and adored Armin since I don't know 2005 and he is such a legend just by how he is. Humble, classy, down to earth phenomenon. Thanks for this Masterclass, best one so far! And that he showed how Benno is essential in his productions just makes him even higher in my eyes now. Please continue with what you do Armin

Loved it! Extremely inspiring and informative. I was able to use many of the techniques in my most recent release and am looking forward to using more in the future. Thank you for the encouragement and tools to create my dream career.

Comments

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!

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.