Tony Maserati Mixing Lifeboats Episode 5

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After getting a general balance and ideas in place, Tony turns his attention back to the vocals and continues multiple passes of the song through his first print of the mix.

See how Tony Maserati:

  • Quickly sets EQ and compression on the arp pluck to get it into the mix, the returns focus to the general vocal balance
  • Sets up a parallel vocal compression chain to add weight to the vocal
  • Revisits the vocal reverb automation pass with a more delicate touch
  • Automates the 1/8th note delay send on the lead vocal
  • Rides individual reverb sends to create new textures on the vocal in different sections of the song
  • Discusses doing multiple prints for his reference, and when he turns to his second engineers for feedback

Watch Tony Maserati, mix "Lifeboats" from Will Knox. Only on

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.
2021 Mar 21
Best job with this track to my taste ! Great tutorial, thank's
2021 Mar 20
Tony's videos are excellent.
2021 Mar 18
Great lesson, riding those faders...thanks for doing these series..
Enrico Pantalena
2021 Mar 17
Thank you Tony for your advices!