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.
2. The deadmau5 Process: Theory
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.
3. The deadmau5 Process: Practice
Get in the studio and watch how deadmau5 music takes shape in real time: from an empty project to beginnings of a track.
4. Building Your Home Studio
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.
5. Developing Melodic Structures
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.
6. Turning Melodies Into Arrangements
Here's how deadmau5 takes basic chord structures and spreads them out across different instruments to make full arrangements including bass parts and leads.
7. Introduction To Synthesized Sounds
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.
8. Experimenting With Modular Synths
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.
9. Digital Vs. Analog Synths
Analog synths are a big part of the deadmau5 sound and a great way to add creative elements to your productions.
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