Tony Maserati Mixing Lifeboats Episode 7

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The notes from the producer are in, and the mix is nearly complete. In this final episode, Tony returns to the Fabulous Room at Flux Studios NYC to complete his mix of "Lifeboats" by Will Knox.

See how Tony Maserati:

  • Reviews his notes from Fab Dupont, who produced "Lifeboats"
  • Tightens up automation on the backbeat guitar
  • Uses clip gain to address particular hits that are poking out of the mix
  • Uses clip gain to adjust drastic ess-ing problems in the lead vocal
  • Works on a texture for the ARP synth track
  • Automates the parallel vocal channel to bring out the nuances of the vocal performance in critical sections
  • Discusses sending to the artist and producer before management and the label
  • Prints his final mix of "Lifeboats" by Will Knox

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Equipment & Software


  • Altiverb 7
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  • EQ3 7-Band
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  • Mod Delay III
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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.



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Shawn Mendes

Lady Gaga

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Highlands Recording Arts
2022 Apr 18
I've been using Melodyne to de-ess - It is tedious to be sure, but to my ear sounds very natural. Thoughts? Thank you Tony. ~ Cindy
2021 Jul 18
Thanks! É maravilhoso acompanhar; como o Tony constrói sua arte.
2021 Apr 26
Hello, it's possible to have the subtitles in French. Thank you. Merci.
2021 Apr 16
I really didn’t understand why he left the saturation in the vox so high in the bridge. I could understand adding more saturation there but not bringing it over the top like he did. It made my ears cringe a bit every time I heard it, even in the final print. I thought maybe he would soften it a bit before that final print, but no.
2021 Apr 02
Excellent tutorial, details will really make or break the song. Many don't even care on what you stated but cricical listener will here it every time..Especially mixers and when you pointed them out . Well done, thanks
Denis Boucher
2021 Apr 01
Not just a couple of hits, all this guitar track is too loud.