Tony Maserati Mixing Lifeboats Episode 3

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With the general direction set in place, Tony continues the mix for Will Knox's "Lifeboats" and turns his attention to the bridge.

See how Tony Maserati:

  • Does early automation rides on the guitars and bass
  • Explains the importance of saving version of the mix
  • Tweaks the compression and de-essing on the vocal tracks
  • Revisits the drum bus to accentuate the energy of the performance and auditions a few different ideas leading into the bridge
  • Creates a duplicate drum bus for the chorus and automates the two ideas to work together and build energy and create a whole new level of excitement in the bridge
  • Searches for a texture for the bridge piano
  • Creates a new guitar tone for the rhythm guitar in the bridge
  • Builds a transition into the bridge with the guitar
  • Works on the lead vocal during the bridge
  • Adds definition to the tom tracks

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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.
Edouard Philippe
2021 Mar 18
watching Tony video always give me all the confidence and inspired me to be better. His vids taught me to be patient and get my idea done and figured out later the challenging parts. Message to the Pro, let us see your challenges and hear your thought process sometime is the best gift to us because we know how to face ours; When a mix challenge us it's not because we are that bad but instead it's just a part of the mix process. "inside the mix " to me, sucks, and that's why Puremix is the Best.
John Francis
2021 Mar 08
This Series isn't as Comprehensive as the others and the release of the parts is really bad every other week and they don't pick up where the previous left off, For instance video 1 focused on going through certain aspects of the song and his philosophy and tvideo 2 picks up after he's already gone through a balance and a bunch of EQ and mix things, and leaves off with a guitrar part ride , part 3 picks up well into the mix again no explanation of what was previous in video 2...somethings weird with this particular video series for this song..
2021 Mar 06
I actually heard the compressor changes better when just his mic captured it!
Melodic Dreamer
2021 Mar 03
LOL My bad.... ignore my first comment. I accidentally muted my main volume. Smart guy here
Melodic Dreamer
2021 Mar 03
Pointless video if one can't hear it.