Michael Brauer is a New York-based 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, 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 
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.
- Angélique Kidjo – Sings (Best World Music Album) 2016
- Angélique Kidjo – Eve (Best World Music Album) 2015
- Calle 13 – Multi Viral (Latin Grammy: Best Urban Music Album) 2015
- Calle 13 – Multi Viral (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album)
- John Mayer – Battle Studies (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical) 2011
- Coldplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (Best Rock Album) 2009
- John Mayer – Continuum (Best Pop Vocal Album) 2007
- Coldplay – Parachutes (Best Alternative Album) 2000
Brauer has been part of a music education initiative called the Fermatta Master Class Series which is a series of master classes taught to aspiring musicians of the Fermatta Music Academy in Mexico. He has also been teaching week-long seminars during the summer in the south of France at La Fabrique where he shares his knowledge about his mixing and compression techniques.
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