Tony Maserati is one of the world’s leading mix engineers. During his long career he has amassed a list of credits that runs into the hundreds, and worldwide sales of over 100 million units, and including names such as Beyoncé, Robin Thicke, Jason Mraz, kd Lang, Mary J Blige, David Bowie, Usher, Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, Cher, Keith Urban, R Kelly, Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Lil’ Kim, and the Black Eyed Peas. Maserati has won several Grammy Awards, and is one of the few mixers with a Waves Signature Plugin Series—The Tony Maserati Collection—turning his name into a global brand.
Maserati is known for his hybrid analogue/digital setup approach that he has favoured for many years, as well as his effects comprising of a combination of the best of digital, (using plugins by Waves, UAD, Soundtoys, Softube and many others), and the best of analogue, by the likes of Alan Smart, Telefunken, Shadow Hills, Pendulum, Universal Audio, Chandler, Neve and Urei. Analogue gear continues to prove invaluable for Maserati because of, he says, “the headroom.” However, Maserati also advocates the portability of 21C digital equipment, and regularly mixes while travelling, using a laptop with Sennheiser HD600 headphones, Pelonis Model 42s speakers, and a Black Lion DAC.