We've covered EDMTips before, who creates really engaging, high quality tutorials and production courses - which are great even if you're not an EDM fan. He's back with a video outlining how Deadmau5 gets his sound, with a free Ableton Live project to download and try yourself.
There's a surprisingly small number of elements which make his tracks so epic - with numerous subtle tweaks employed to bring things together. As well as melodic parts, Will covers making and processing the all important beat. Whether you enjoy Deadmau5's music or not, it's a great example of less being more, with nuanced details adding exponentially to the whole mix.
Download the free Deadmau5 template here: https://www.edmtips.com/free-gifts/strobe-yto/
He's also done a great video identifying 5 classic synth bass tones and how to make them:
New ambient algorithmic reverberator
Supercharged mono synth as plug-in
AVB and the CTM Festival
Blimey. How Much?