Product Reviews


The Danny Elfman MasterClass: Is It Worth The Money?

A Review of Danny Elfman MasterClass Review

If you're a regular here, you know I'm a big fan of MasterClass. So far I've done Christina Aguilera, Reba McEntire and Deadmau5. I wanted to try a different genre this time, and I love The Simpsons, so Danny Elfman seemed like a decent choice. This is the first of a four-part series, so please subscribe to stay updated on the course! Please note: MasterClass is an affiliate, which mea[...]


New Release: Snowcone Remix

Snowcone Remix with Vocals

I am so nervous to share my Snowcone remix with you, but I want to show you the process! I recently took the Deadmau5 MasterClass (you can see the first post here with a list of all further steps). Our assignment was to create our own remix of Snowcone, so I'm going to share it with you here! At the bottom, I'll post some links in case you want to take the MasterClass yourself. Thes[...]


On Stage with Deadmau5: Final MasterClass Review

Deadmau5 MasterClass Review

This is my final review of the Deadmau5 MasterClass! I've gone through each segment in previous posts. I was going to do this one and make one final recap, but I decided to just end it with this one in the interest of saving everyone time. I've liked the class so far so I don't think this one class will throw my opinion too far the other way. If you want to see my other posts, here the[...]


The Music Business: Deadmau5 MasterClass Review Part 7

We are almost done with my Deadmau5 MasterClass journey! I took a break for a while to work on my remix of his song (you can see my progress on it here). I also wanted to take a break last week because I wrote a post about the music industry and record labels (see that here) before I took this class, so I wanted to post that before I posted this review. That way my original thoughts would[...]


Mixing & Mastering EDM Music: Deadmau5 MasterClass Review Part 6

Deadmau5 Mixing Tips

Feature Photo by Richard Clyborne of MusicStrive Welcome back to another MasterClass review! If you've missed any of the posts thus far, feel free to check them out here: Pt 1 - IntroPt 2 - Building a Home StudioPt 3 - SynthsPt 4 - Making BeatsPt 5 - Remixes We are now on Part 6, which is all about mixing and mastering. Mixing in and of itself is such a huge concept that it woul[...]


Structuring Songs and Remixing: Deadmau5 MasterClass Review Part 5

Learn Remixing and Reworking Songs with Deadmau5

We're halfway through the class and I'm excited to share this part with you! This week is all about remixing (or "reworking") songs and a terrifying assignment I have. Before we get started, I just need to let you know that this is an affiliate post. That means if you take the class through one of my links, I'll make a small percentage off of your pay. You won't pay any extra, it will[...]


Making Beats with Deadmau5: MasterClass Review Part 4

Deadmau5 Snare and EDM Beats tips

We are now in week 4 of my full MasterClass review. If you missed the previous posts, you can see one, two and three here! This week is all about making beats. Just so you know, MasterClass is an affiliate of mine. This means if you decide to take the class using one of my links, I'll get a small percentage of your class price. My links are below if you want to check them out! D[...]


All About Synths: Deadmau5 MasterClass Review Part 3

Top Synth Tips from Deadmau5

These next few lessons are all about synths, so I combined them into one part for a review. I know absolutely zero about synths and never really cared, to be honest, but I'm here to learn! Before we get started, I just need to let you know that this is an affiliate post. That means if you choose to sign up for the class using my link, I'll make a small percentage of your fee. The fee h[...]


Building a Home Studio with Deadmau5: MasterClass Review Part 2

Part 2 of a Full Review of the Deadmau5 MasterClass

This is the second installment of my Deadmau5 MasterClass review (see part one here) (link). Today we are covering a few things but the main area of focus is on building your own home studio. I'll tell you about mine and give you all of Deadmau5's top tips! This is an affiliate post, which means that if you choose to sign up using one of my links, I'll make a small percentage of what y[...]


Ranking Whitney Houston’s Music Videos from Worst to Best

All of Whitney Houston's Music Videos Ranked from Worst to Best

Yep, I'm doing this again. Deal with it because I Will Always Love Her. I have already written several posts about her, including how she influenced me (see here), all of her songs ranked in order (see here), and a review of her latest documentary (see here). So, I figure the only thing left now is to rank all of her music videos! Then I promise I’ll be done and will move onto a differe[...]