Tony Maserati Mixing Lifeboats Episode 2

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The mix is set up, and Tony has put together some ideas for where he wants to take the mix. Continuing from part 1, Tony starts automating levels early in the process to begin building the foundation for his vision of "Lifeboats" and continues to perfect the individual tones to support the bigger picture.

See how Tony Maserati:

  • Does quick, basic vocal rides to address the level differences between the verses and choruses
  • Auditions multiple approaches to the bass guitar tone, and dials in the Thermionic Culture Vulture for texture on the DI
  • Comes up with a plan of attack to transition emotionally and sonically from the bridge
  • Sets up bus compression on his drum group
  • Creates a parallel compression bus for the drums with an SSL bus compressor
  • Discusses moving on from ideas
  • Dials in a API-2500 on the bass bus

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Equipment & Software


  • Altiverb 7
  • BF-76
  • EQ3 7-Band
  • FabFilter Pro-DS
  • FabFilter Pro L
  • FabFilter Pro MB
  • FabFilter Pro Q
  • GTR Stomp 2
  • H-Reverb
  • iZotope Ozone 7
  • Lo-Fi
  • McDSP ML4000
  • Mod Delay III
  • RVerb
  • Softube Saturation Knob
  • Sonnox Oxford Reverb
  • SoundToys Decapitator
  • SoundToys Devil-Loc
  • UAD Ampex ATR-102
  • UAD Chandler Curve Bender
  • UAD Fairchild 670 Legacy
  • UAD Massenburg Design Works EQ 5-5B
  • UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • UAD Softube Vintage Amp Room
  • UAD Studer A800
  • UAD Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
  • Waves API 2500
  • Waves Doubler 2
  • Waves Kramer HLS
  • Waves Kramer PIE
  • Waves L1-Limiter
  • Waves REQ 6
  • Waves Scheps 73
  • Waves SSL Channel
  • Waves SSL Compressor
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Tony Maserati

Tony Maserati is an American record producer and audio engineer who has worked with many mainstream artists including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jason Mraz, James Brown, Mariah Carey, Notorious BIG, Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child and more. His work encompasses worldwide sales in excess of 100 million units. He won an Award for his work on Beyoncé Knowles' No. 1 single, "Crazy In Love", a Latin Award for Sérgio Mendes's Timeless (2006)

Maserati attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for production and engineering. He relocated to New York City during the early days of the record-making business in New York City and was trained by the technical and engineering staff of legendary Sigma Sound Studios as well as the steady stream of R&B, Dance and Rock luminaries who booked the rooms there.



Alicia Keys


Shawn Mendes

Lady Gaga

Jason Mraz

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2021 Apr 26
Hello, it's possible to have the subtitles in French. Thank you. Merci.
Enrico Pantalena
2021 Mar 06
great advices for search other way for a better mix. Thank you Tony !
2021 Feb 25
Your ideas have to be... as simple as the cutlery in your kitchen
2021 Feb 25
Great tutorial. Seems like you have many things going on, but definitly following through your vision, shaping the mix, working your plan...Looking forward to the next session. Thanks