Tony Maserati Mixing Lifeboats Episode 4

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In this episode, Tony continues the mix by going where his gut takes him to work on the drums, synths and vocals.

Watch as Tony:

  • Checks the mid room mic to see what it is adding to the picture of the kit
  • Uses iZotope Ozone 7 for harmonic saturation and imaging on a synth part
  • Auditions the devil-loc compressor on the lead vocal in the bridge, and searches for similar options in the same family
  • Adds a top end lift to the lead vocal
  • Breaks down his thoughts for what is to come next in the mix

Watch legendary engineer, Tony Maserati mix his version of Lifeboats. Only on

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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 07
Haha that outta tune ARP killin me :\
2021 Mar 24
Maserati is a Class Man. I wanted to have half of his style
2021 Mar 18
Of the many mixers who've worked on the Lifeboats series, only 2-3 have noticed & fixed that out of tune synth early on. The rest continue to torture our ears by looping it over and over without ever seeming to notice how painful the tuning is
2021 Mar 17
I think it's time to use another song
2021 Mar 16
Oops - Lifeboat, not Lighthouse. You guys know what I meant, right?
2021 Mar 16
I'm really enjoying this series, but I gotta tell you - The slightly detuned ARP in the chorus is beating in my ear terribly and driving me MAD!! Hadn't noticed it in the other Lighthouse sessions...
Denis Boucher
2021 Mar 15
Tony seems to have a lot of trouble mixing this thing...
2021 Mar 13
Format is the worst.
2021 Mar 12
Why not try panning those synths?
2021 Mar 12
Short but great tutorial. The session is not that big. Sure coming together. Thanks for doing the series, well enjoyed
2021 Mar 12
also love the series, but this new format also annoys me. it was a lot easier to watch videos that were about 1 hour long.
Matías M2O
2021 Mar 11
Hi, nice series, but why are you (puremix) making now this short chapters... the concept gets lost with 20 or 30 minutes each week... same with STF series, at the begining the chapters lasts an hour or so in STF series and Life Boat versions were done in one long chapter. Love the series but it's kind of annoying this new format.