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Armin Van Buuren Teaches Dance Music

via MasterClass


Teaches Dance Music

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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1. Introduction
2. Finding Melodic Inspiration
3. Building Your Home Studio
4. Templates and Organization in Logic Pro
5. In the Studio, Part 1: Melody
6. Working With Pads and Leads
7. In the Studio, Part 2: Pads and Leads
8. In the Studio, Part 3: More Leads
9. Creating A Groove, Part 1
10. Creating A Groove, Part 2
11. In the Studio, Part 4: Adding Groove and Bass
12. In the Studio, Part 5: The Big Payoff
13. Mixing and Mastering, Part 1
14. Mixing and Mastering, Part 2
15. In the Studio, Part 6: Cleaning up and Mixing
16. Mix & Arrangement Case Study: "Be in the Moment"
17. Arranging
18. In the Studio, Part 7: Percussion and Arranging
19. In the Studio, Part 8: Building the Drop, Reviewing the Track
20. Working With Lyrics and Vocals
21. Vocal Session, Part 1: Tracking
22. Vocal Session, Part 2: Comping
23. Vocal Session, Part 3: Editing and Mixing
24. Singles, Club Mixes, and Edits
25. Approaching Your DJ Set
26. Building a Set: Edits and Mashups
27. Using the Decks: Basics
28. Using the Decks: Armin's Techniques
29. Performance Tips
30. Hosting A Radio Show
31. Armin's Early Influences
32. Starting and Growing Your Career
33. Closing

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Armin van Buuren


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