Chapter 28 of 33 from Armin van Buuren

Using the Decks: Armin's Techniques

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Take a deep dive—see every knob twist and button push—as Armin demos some of the ways he transitions between tracks and adds exciting layers and effects to his mixes.

Topics include: Making a Transition • Overlapping Tracks • Changing Tempos • Smoothing Transitions With Reverb • Doubling Channels in Your Mix • Using the Loop Function

Take a deep dive—see every knob twist and button push—as Armin demos some of the ways he transitions between tracks and adds exciting layers and effects to his mixes.

Topics include: Making a Transition • Overlapping Tracks • Changing Tempos • Smoothing Transitions With Reverb • Doubling Channels in Your Mix • Using the Loop Function

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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 building a DJ set. Your crowd is waiting.

Join Armin in his studio to learn how he layers sounds, produces tracks, and prepares for his live sets.

A downloadable workbook accompanies the class, along with exclusive audio stems from Armin's projects.

Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Armin and his label will also give feedback on select student work.

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

This has been an amazing Class to dive into. There's a lot more than just EDM-Trance-music focus, and Armin's studio practices are endlessly invaluable! I'll be re-watching this several times for sure! Very highly recommended for anyone looking to be involved in music, but especially anyone wanting to get their hands into the music studio mastering and production process. 5 Stars!!!!!

Thanks to Armin and Masterclass for making this possible....

A fairly comprehensive course providing many disparate tips and recommendations for all aspects of electronic dance music. Good thoughts that extend beyond the class as well.

I learned so much about the different techniques to create a track. Thank you Armin, it really helped me!

Comments

Samuel H.

This is super cool. One of the best lessons in this whole series, for sure. Masterclass - you should do a "remix" of this lesson with the L/R audio channels synced to what's in Armin's headphones so we can see how he "hears" the new mix coming.

Kenneth S.

Armin's dropping tracks and blending in the next track if it isn't working etc... is flawless... just incredible! I think I'll watch this lesson a few times as well!

A fellow student

oh this is good for beginners, especially pay attention to that Low end swap he shows you first, its essential. I love this class.

Uria S.

Guys.I am not a Dj and I have a question. Why are the Headphones used on set when you can see the beat / bars trough the CDJs LCD / monitor? I would like to start Djing by the way.

A fellow student

What was interesting that just by listening to his actual mix, keeping the tracks simple I think, simple effects when mixing or even creating the music in studio, people live for the beat and simple melodies, easy to follow..Yes definitely has awoken me to make my tracks in future, I've the passion and he made it easy to understand, this lesson has truly inspired me get into my mixing again, once my mixer fixed..but he said I can hire them to see how I get on. This is one guy he is a true master at his craft, I just wonder if he married or has girl friend, just curious, judge Jules has....

Håkan E.

Ive been doing this for years, I came for the producing part, but still fun to see others do what I do. God effort! :)

Team Asota Music A.

I am very Exited and sorry my words is all time same i am so happy we simple and cool you all show awesome i have no Masterclass before over mixing and technic awesome insance i can only told you incredible this dj player Using the Decks: Armin's Techniques Take a deep dive—see every knob twist and button push—as Armin demos some of the ways he transitions between tracks and adds exciting layers and effects to his mixes. and i am will not you copy you Academy and your Tips i will same make what you us show ty Armin perfect ! happy weekend

Rob H.

Gone are the days of heads in vinyl creates, I would love to see Armins DMC skills on the next ASOT Armin vs dj angelo Coming soon lol. Its a lot different now than early 2000s everything's so much bigger the music is more refined but i think the personal experience has lost some, I meet many big names back in the day inc Agnelli and Nelson, Robert Miles, Lab4, Lisa, lashes, PVD, and even Armin on his first tours to Australia. And i mean how may people could now in this day walk to the stage after the gig/set and give the dj a copy of their cd or get vinyl signed for the collection this was the norm back then and a huge reason ive been a fan since the start

Isabel B.

A professional DJ must know how to move the beat grid in rekordbox to adapt to tempo changes.. This is something that is very important in todays music where people like to go from Big Room, to future bass, and back and forth etc. you need to learn how to use the beatgrid in rekordbox. it is very easy.

Alla A.

How long usually takes standart transition from one track to another? sometimes Im to fast! :) and what is maximum allow BPM range.