6 hours of instructions, 23 video lessons, and a downloadable course workbook.
Learn the techniques that took deadmau5 from bedroom producer to festival headliner.
Watch, listen, and learn as deadmau5 teaches you how to mix, master and market your music.
A downloadable workbook accompanies your class with lesson recaps and supplemental materials.
Upload videos to get feedback from your class. deadmau5 will also critique select student work.
Welcome to the deadmau5 studio. Meet Joel, the man behind the mau5head, and learn what he's got planned for your class in electronic music production.
It's all about experimentation. Learn Joel's unique approach to the music creation process and how to get the most out of your time in the studio.
Get in the studio and watch how deadmau5 music takes shape in real time: from an empty project to beginnings of a track.
Ready to start building out your home studio and making tracks of your own? Here's Joel's advice for what gear you need and what you don't.
Whether you've had musical training or not, you can use these deadmau5 techniques to start drawing melodies into your DAW and creating loops that resolve.
Here's how deadmau5 takes basic chord structures and spreads them out across different instruments to make full arrangements including bass parts and leads.
Once you've got a chord structure and an arrangement, it's time to build the unique instrumental sounds that give your track its character. It all starts with learning the basics of synthesis.
Don't be intimidated by the wall of knobs and flashing lights. For deadmau5, modular synths are all about messing around and finding unexpected sounds. Watch how he builds and tweaks his patches from scratch.
Analog synths are a big part of the deadmau5 sound and a great way to add creative elements to your productions. Hear the difference for yourself when Joel plays some of the same patches on digital and analog equipment.
Learn how deadmau5 puts life back into tired presets, builds big stereo images and fattens up his basses using plug-ins and effects processors.
The kick drum is the heartbeat of an electronic music track. Learn how Joel layers his kick drum samples to lay the groundwork for big, danceable grooves.
Dive deeper into deadmau5's rhythmic techniques, with lessons on snare sounds and a closer look at the drums tracks in Snowcone.
You've developed your chord structure, arranged it with exciting synth sounds and added drums -- now deadmau5 shows you how to combine all those elements into an exciting song
Learn how deadmau5 works when he's remixing other artists, and what he likes to hear when other artists remix him.
Good producers need to know how to write original music and how to mix it to sound great. Here are some important techniques Joel uses to shape his tracks in the mix.
Unlike a lot of other artists, deadmau5 masters all of his music himself. Learn the basics of his approach to gain structure, EQing and limiting.
Go plugin by plugin through Snowcone's master chain and hear how each piece is affecting and honing the track's sound.
Joel puts on his label-manager's-hat to talk about what he looks for when he's signing up and coming EDM artists, and offer advice about how develop your brand and promote it the right way.
Major labels can be major headaches, or worse. Here's some of what's Joel's learned about navigating the logistics of a recording career.
It takes effort and planning to play a set that's creative and keeps your audience engaged. Here's how to take your music from the studio to the stage.
Gigging and touring as an EDM artist means learning and managing lots of gear. These are Joel's techniques for keeping things running smoothly on the road.
Performance is about more than just making great music. For deadmau5, your live show's got to give audiences an experience they'll never forget.
You've made it through the class and learned all types of skills. Now here's Joel's advice for how to start putting it to use.
deadmau5 taught me about finding unique sounds to make your own. Once you find your sound as an artist, you can run with it.
Anthony FernandezDJ, Music Producer, & Mechanical Engineer
I learned what a world-class producer looks for in rising talent. It was cool to see him in his element explaining how he creates tracks from the beginning.
Amanda Van WestMusic content specialist
I liked hearing his excitement about creating something new and different. It got my head around how his tunes and melodies are created, which was very cool.
Lori CheekEntrepreneur in New York City
deadmau5 gave expert advice on technical details and performing live. I liked his insider insight into what being a musician is actually like.
Gray TolhurstMusician & poet
I think there is much to explore inside of all of us. Sounds are like words of a new language; a huge vocabulary of great treasures, of fine or common ideas.
Vittorio VolpiLibrarian in Italy