EP 190: Vince Ratti – Creating Space for Each Instrument in a Mix

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Vince Ratti is a highly accomplished producer, songwriter, and recording/mixing engineer based in the Philadelphia area. Operating from two renowned studios, The Skylight in Fairless Hills, PA, and Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, Vince has become a sought-after figure in the music industry. His extensive portfolio includes collaborations with well-known bands such as Circa Survive, Brand New, The Wonder Years, Citizen, Balance & Composure, August Burns Red, Title Fight, Mewithoutyou, and others. Vince is not only a technical expert but also a facilitator of creativity, fostering environments that bring out the unique qualities of each artist.

Beyond his studio work, Vince Ratti is a guitarist for the band Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer. This dual role as both producer and performer provides him with a holistic understanding of the music-making process, contributing to the authenticity and innovation evident in his productions. With a career marked by diversity and a commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, Vince Ratti remains a respected and influential figure in the dynamic world of music production. His dedication to excellence and genuine passion for the craft continue to shape the soundscape of contemporary music.


  • Becoming an engineer who only mixes
  • Do you need to be a jack of all trades?
  • Social media for engineers: Do you need to use it?
  • His two tricks for mixing big-sounding drums
  • Figuring out the source of muddiness in your tracks
  • When and when not to use tools like Auto Align
  • Getting great bass tones
  • Cleaning up guitar tracks
  • Using multiband compression on vocals
  • Rough mixes: What’s the point?
  • How to critique your work when self-producing

To learn more about Vince Ratti, visit: http://www.verydesign.net/vince/

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