Taking on Studio Myths: Vocal Mixing Tips from Michael Brauer
January 31, 2022
One might logically first ask, “What are you listening for in the vocal before you even consider gear?” And that’s exactly what I did! The answers might surprise you.
Michael Brauer has his own view on vocal mixing.
Michael Brauer: “Initially I’m just reacting to the whole track. More reaction, with analysis coming later. The first thing is to ask for is notes or if the artist can be present, but (the artist’s presence) doesn’t happen much anymore.
“I try to make it more of the artist’s vision, but improved. I listen for how the vocal should be presented among the key elements of the song".
On The Record | Dekel Bor & Shure
May 11, 2021
Michael Brauer is a 7-time Grammy winning engineer, having won with Coldplay Parachutes (Best Alternative Album, 2000), John Mayer Continuum (Best Pop Vocal Album, 2007), Coldplay Viva la Vida (Best Rock Album, 2009), John Mayer Battle Studies (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, 2011), Calle 13 Multi Viral (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, & Latin Grammy: Best Urban Music Album, 2015), and Angélique Kidjo Eve (Best World Music Album, 2015) and Sings (Best World Music Album, 2016). Michael has also worked with Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney & many others.
Ditty TV with Michael Brauer
February 14, 2021
Sam Shansky was able to catch up with Michael while he hunkers down in the Catskills in New York. Whether he’s working out of Electric Lady Studios, Mediasound Studios where he got his start, or any other space, Michael has an unparalleled ability to bring out the best possible sound from artists while putting his heart and into the work.
PureMix Mentors | Andrew Talks to Awesome People Featuring Michael Brauer
February 1, 2021
PureMix Mentors | Andrew Talks to Awesome People Featuring Michael Brauer.
One of the best mixers of our time, Michael has worked with everybody from Aretha to Coldplay to James Brown to Dylan.
Working Class Audio #319
With Michael Brauer
January 25, 2021
Total Clarity, Mixing From Your Heart, Transcendental Meditation, Forgetting Balance and Having a Great Team.
Delving into the Art of Mixing Music
January 3, 2021
Brauer discusses his work over the past four decades, with insights into the art and science of music mixing, and talks about the importance of the Transcendental Meditation technique in his life.
Studioszene 2020: Mixing philosophy and career of Michael Brauer
December 12, 2020
We are very pleased that Mixing Engineer Michael Brauer is part of the digital Studioszene 2020. The multiple Grammy Award winner brings the experience from numerous mixing sessions to the workshops and discussions, which are an absolute highlight of the program.
FREE WORKSHOP: MIXING ADVICE FOR THE HOME STUDIO
December 20, 2020
Join Sylvia Massy, Michael Brauer, and Dave Pensado on December 17, 2020 @ 06:00 PM CT for a free OWC workshop to discover the most important elements of mixing and how you can get a professional sound consistently in your studio.
Mixing Masterclass with Michael Brauer [MixCon 2020]
October 7, 2020
Michael Brauer is an exceptionally influential mixer who has worked with the likes of Coldplay, John Mayer, Grizzly Bear, James Bay, Aerosmith, James Brown, and many more.
Jaxsta Instagram Live Interview
April 13, 2022
Legendary mixer Michael Brauer talks to Jaxsta’s Rod Yates about his incredible career, his approach to mixing, the art of capturing emotion in a mix, the favourite mixes he’s done and much much more!
May 18, 2022
Famed Mix Engineer Michael Brauer joins us for a visit at Eastside Sound Studio, where he talks about shifting his mixing rig away from hardware and into plugins for a nearly complete In The Box experience.