Michael Brauer

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Michael H. Brauer is an American mix engineer.


He received a Grammy for "Best Pop Vocal Album" for his work on John Mayer's Continuum, "Best Alternative Album" for Coldplay's Parachutes, and also "Best Rock Album" for Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. He has worked with artists such as Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Prefab Sprout, Deacon Blue, James Brown, Aerosmith, Jeff Buckley, David Byrne, Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, Ben Folds, Pet Shop Boys, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, KT Tunstall, and Martha Wainwright. [1]


Brauer is known for an unusual implementation of multi-bus compression, referred to as 'Brauerizing', in which various instrumental sections of a mix are sent to different compressors in an ABCD implementation, while vocals are usually sent to separate compressors in parallel. These are each adjusted for their own timbral and tonal quality, and are then blended by ear into the stereo mixbus to achieve the desired result.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Tingen, Paul (November 2008). "Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Michael Brauer, Coldplay Viva la Vida". Sound on Sound. SOS Publications Group. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Senior, Mike (April 2009). "Cubase: Advanced Vocal Compression". Sound on Sound. SOS Publications Group. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "Q&A mbrauer.com". Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "GRAMMY award database". The Recording Academy. 2015.

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