Grammy-nominated Rich Tozzoli –of Al Di Meola, Ace Frehley, Hall & Oates fame– shows you all of his favorite Universal Audio (UA) plugins and gets them pumpin' as he applies a nice coat of warmth and punch to his mixes in this 54-tutorial tour de force...
Using an all-digital workflow when creating, mixing and producing your music doesn't mean you have to leave that wonderfully organic and "chills-down-your-spine" analog sound behind. We invited award winning mixer/producer/guitarist Rich Tozzoli to come in and show you how you can bring that warmth and punch back into your mixes, using an amazing array of incredibly powerful (and fun to look at!) plugins from UA. He answered our call by crafting this 54-tutorial masterpiece!
Like a true sonic artist, Master Tozzoli has brought his favorite tools to the party, and he’s pulled a couple of all-nighters, so...get ready! In this massive, take-no-prisoner audio course, Rich shows you why he picks one plugin over another and explains how to get the most of each one to make your tracks really speak! You'll watch and learn as Rich moves deftly and expertly across the virtual mixing board, sprinkling some carefully chosen plugin ingredients over drums (both live and virtual), bass, guitars, keyboards and even vocals, to give them that Oomph and bring out their warm, analog personality so they stand out in your mix.
So, get ready for an amazing Universal Audio journey that will inspire you to boldly take your music in analog-sounding directions you never dreamed possible! And check all of our industry leading Studio and Recording courses below:
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Granted wrote on March 8, 2015
Great overview of UAD plug ins used in a production environment. The highlight for me was a tip for the LA-2A plugin: Use two plugins in series the first as a compressor the second as a limiter.
Starbuckna wrote on February 25, 2015
Rich does a good job of demoing a ton of UA plug-in both on their own in mixes. Quite a few tricks here!
District Sound Lab wrote on January 1, 2015
Great little course. Not deep at all in terms of technique.. But i thought it was great for checking out a bunch of amazing plugins. And there were a few useful tips in there too. I have been considering a UAD card for a while and this course allowed me to see and hear a lot of the plugins i have been considering. Totally getting one now! Good stuff!
Dv8ter wrote on December 3, 2014
The only reason I give this course a low star rating is that its not my DAW & I do not (unfortunately) have any UAD plug-ins. If you've got them then this is for you.
Ren wrote on November 24, 2014
I'm giving thanks to MPV for giving me the opportunity to learn mixing from Rich Tozzoli a recognized specialist in his field. I don't know how else this would have been possible!
BRHamester wrote on August 11, 2014
There's quite a few tricks to be learnt on mixing, but also goes around UAD plugins only. Would be very useful if you own the plugins, otherwise will just make you jealous as they are quite expensive (still way cheaper than the real thing). You can adapt some tricks to your own plugins though.
Clifford Simms wrote on February 3, 2014
Awesome Course covering UAD Plugins. Thats mostly what I use. This course actually goes through each setting ; helping me discover things about my UAD plugins that I had no idea even existed.
Leon P wrote on October 25, 2013
Very in Depth
Covers every spectrum of the mixing process
Michael wrote on June 26, 2013
This course covers many genre, helping to identify best practices for each music type. However, not all of the mixing choices are easy to hear. Watch with good headphones and on HD.
C1ph3rd wrote on May 12, 2013
Lots of plug-ins shown in here with good examples to show how they all work. Most of them are expensive (and require special hardware), but the ideas shown are transferable to other systems.