Every mixer has his own audio toolbox full of secret weapons! Join Rich Tozzoli who has worked with Al DiMeola, Ace Frehley, Hall & Oates, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and Billy Squier as he opens his Mixing Toolbox and reveals some of his favorite Pro Tools mixing tips...
Rich T is back! And on the reverb tail of his successful Producing and Mixing Guitars tutorial in our Studio and Recording section he now has created his Pro Tools Mixing Toolbox! In this collection of 41 tutorial-videos Rich expands his mixing universe to include all the different kinds of tracks that most engineers need to work on while mixing a tune.
So put on your work gloves because this is a hands-on tutorial. No theoretical posturing here. Just plain old show, tell and listen! Richie T starts with the vocals and explains the Apex of the Triangletechnique. He shows you how to De-ess, compress, add delay and reverb and so much more to get your vocals sounding great. Next up: drums. Rich digs deep into his drum toolbox and pulls out all kinds of cool audio tools to tune your drum tracks to perfection. He even shows you how he uses a tape simulator on a bus to get that tape-saturated, fat sound. He then explains why he adds different types of EQ and compression to different drums as we listen to the drums come to life. There's even a cool video on getting the best sound out of drum loops!
From there, Rich explores the bass track where we listen to the DI and then combines them with amp simulators. Finally Rich settles into the master fader and talks about metering, EQing and limiting. But that's not all: there's even a bonus section where he shows how he uses his favorite plugins!
So join Rich Tozzoli and put some of his audio tools inside your Mixing Toolbox!
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Learning ProTools from the best! wrote on October 25, 2014
Youtube: you learn from some kid/person that just learn a new mixing trick. MacProVideo: You Learn from a professional in a given field! Winning! winning! winning!
Leon P wrote on October 22, 2013
Loved it, Quick and Informative
Straight to the point information and a cool look at all those plug ins
Jeff Harper wrote on June 10, 2013
Amazing, simply amazing. As a "traditional" musician, I've always taken mixing for granted. Meaning, I would focus on the song, get volumes sounding good and bam, that was it. Only now am I realizing what a subtle and vital art mixing is. Rich's approach to teaching makes it so easy to learn and realize small changes in your mix make big differences! He's opened up a whole new world to me.
Paul D wrote on May 24, 2013
This tutorial will change your life!
It's suitable for beginners or older cats who will both appreciate his no nonsense approach. There are many, many tips throughout for any level of engineer.
Rich has a great teaching style, he really helps you engage and focus. I felt I could almost believe it was myself making the tweaks to the mix. Rather than being shown what was done and not really understanding why or how to come to a decision to make the tweak in the first place.
Mr Tozzoli is a Grammy nominated engineer for good reason! This is one of my favourite tutorials I have ever seen on mixing.
I highly recommend his electric guitar tutorial too!
tob wrote on March 15, 2013
Lots of useful techniques in mixing various ways. Keep it up MPV!!!
Terry Thomas wrote on March 5, 2013
Thanks, Rich! You just saved me a boatload of tuition and weeks of time. You are an awesome instructor and this was the best tutorial I've seen so far in this series. I really appreciate that you didn't assume that your students already knew every nuance and duty of each knob, switch and facet of the plugins you kindly demonstrated.
starbuckna wrote on March 3, 2013
This is a great detailed course on mixing. Rich's examples zero in on a variety of excellent techniques for improving the sounds of individual tracks and the overall mix. Fine practical examples.
Erwin wrote on February 15, 2013
Rich is just awesome. Breaks down everything and explains with so much confidence. Why, because he knows his stuff. I recommend this tutorial to any person regardless of DAW.
Nigel wrote on November 12, 2011
Rich, You are the best tutor!. Why?, because you get straight to the point. Your lessons are "Short and Sweet" and you know what you are talking about and you like to share your knowledge and don't hold anything back. Most of the trainers from Macprovideo are too slow to explain, unnecessarily make a mountain out of an ant hill and keep repeating themselves, this gets very tiring after a while. Your tutorials are great, Rich, keep up the good work.
Jan Ove Haldorsen wrote on October 27, 2011
Rich Tozzoli's Mixing Toolbox was a great and detailed tutorial. Rich explain every step he does and also why he does it.
For me its always important to know why things is being done in a mix, Rich covers this very well.
I will recommend this to all Pro Tools users.