Rich Tozzoli

Rich Tozzoli

Grammy-nominated Producer/mixer/engineer/composer Rich Tozzoli has worked with such artists as Al DiMeola, Ace Frehley and more. Also specializing in 5.1 Surround Sound production, he has mixed DVD’s and/or HD Television broadcasts for the likes of David Bowie, Hall & Oates and Blue Oyster Cult. Also a lifelong guitarist, his music can be heard on Discovery Channel, History Channel, HBO, Fox, NBC and more.

Articles by Rich Tozzoli

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Make Your Drum Sessions Sound Bigger Through The Magic Of Plugins

Not everyone has access to a big studio, but by choosing the right plugins you can make any drum sessions sound bigger and punchier. Read on to see and hear how it's done.

Music Producer Tips: Getting Results By Being Relentless

The right mindset is just as important as having technical skills when it comes to succeeding at the music game. Here are some insider tips to help you get to where you want to be.

4 Creative Plugins For Better Drum Loop Production

Add a new lease of life to your drum loops and create something fun, fresh and vital with these clever processing tricks. Here's how it's done.

Using The FabFilter Pro Q2 To Improve Your Mixes

Using a surgical EQ to shape and sculpt your sounds is a core part of getting a good mix. Here, Rich Tozzoli explains how he uses FabFilter's Pro Q2 to do just that.

Exploring Avid SansAmp PSA-1 Plugin

It may be small but Avid's SansAmp PSA-1 is a powerhouse of sonic sculpting that can be used not only on guitars and basses but on any source you like. Here's how it does its magic.

Reverb Plugin Shootout

Reverb plugins, whether they emulate a classic or bring something completely unique, all have their own character. Rich Tozzoli compares five of his favorites to see how they stack up.

The Advantages Of A Pro Recording Studio Over Your Home Studio

Home studios are great but there are many things a pro studio offers that are simply impossible to do in a smaller space. Rich Tozzoli shares his reasons for going pro...

Mastering Music: Making Your Tracks Loud, Proud & Punchy

Mastering is a vital part of the production process, and there are some good hard and fast rules you can observe to make it as effective as possible. Rich Tozzoli shares his top tips.

Review: Earthworks QTC 50 Omnidirectional Microphone

Earthworks' QTC50 omnidirectional mic delivers a detailed and open sound, perfect for capturing sounds with no coloration. Rich Tozzoli uses his every single day...

Review: Universal Audio Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor

UAD's recreation of a classic Distressor from Empirical Labs is officially endorsed by the makers of the original hardware. Rich Tozzoli finds there's much to like in the EL8.

Mono To Stereo Plugins That Make Guitar Tracks Shine

Guitars generally work in mono but by adding stereo effects with these plugins you can increase the space and size of your guitar tracks. Read on to find out how it works.

Expanding Your Mobile UA Apollo Recording Rig Using Optical Preamps

If you've never taken advantage of optical preamps to expand your UA Apollo mobile recording rig, you could be missing out! Rich Tozzoli shows you how it works and how it can help you.

Review: Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore4 Ultra

What if you could get both the sound and the actual playing of some of the world's top drummers in your productions and then edit them? With DrumCore4 Ultra, that's just what you can do.

Review: Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV-89F Guitar & Helix Guitar Processor

Recently, I was able to test a Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV-89F guitar with my trusty Helix guitar processor. Let’s look into how this package works together.

Using bx-subsynth Subharmonic Synth On Guitars

Using synth on guitars? Yes indeed - it can be done, and more than that it can provide great results! Find out how in this workshop using the bx-subsynth Subharmonic Synth.