deadmau5 Masterclass Sucks?

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Some people say the deadmau5 masterclass sucks!

That’s the kind of thing I’m hearing on Facebook groups regarding deadmau5′ new Masterclass.  Whether it’s expectations or attitude that’s driving that negativity, I’m not sure.  Regardless, I empathize with those sentiments a bit.  Do I think the deadmau5 masterclass sucks?

I’ve been granted early access to the class which I received for my birthday.  I’m a fan of mau5′ music and was stoked to hear he did one of these masterclass things.  There was no way I was missing out.  But, after watching a few videos I was feeling let down.

Maybe it’s because it seems geared toward noobs.  Or maybe it’s the way he seems to withhold info.  And maybe it’s his lack of clear English or using improper terminology for musical and technical things.  There’s definitely a lot that could’ve been done better.

However, the reason I’m not getting a refund is because not only do I enjoy the lessons but I think I can learn things with multiple viewings. [edit: I did get a refund because the forum was a totalitarian regime which squashed intellectual rebellion without so much as an appeal. -m]

Like I mention in my video, though he’s not revealing any brand new techniques that anyone who’s been producing for more than a year doesn’t know, it’s kind of cool to realize he’s doing the same thing we are but on a completely different level.

It’s like, we all know about using outboard, saving our unfinished projects and arranging loops but the fact he’s doing all that and making a living says a lot.

I figure there are 21 lessons.  If I can take one thing from each video – and apply it – then in six months time I’ll be glad that I (my gf actually) spent the $90.

Just my opinion

So do you think the deadmau5 masterclass sucks?  I thought it was alright.  I really expected more from a master teaching a “masterclass”.  Maybe my expectations were too high.  Maybe the execution was too low.  Leave a comment and let me know.  You can check my electronic music here.

-m

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