March 29-31 | 10AM–5PM | $1195 March 29-31
Join seven-time Grammy Award–winning mix engineer Michael Brauer in this Mixing Masterclass hosted by Sweetwater Studios. Michael will take you through his unique approach to mixing with emotion, his in-the-box “Brauerize©” technique featuring multiple bus compressors for his signature sound. He’ll share his multi-parallel vocal compression approach to achieving intimate, engaging, and exciting vocals, and he’ll teach you how he keeps an open and creative mindset when diving into each new mix.
Michael’s signature sound can be heard on many hit records by artists such as Coldplay, John Mayer, the Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds, Grizzly Bear, James Bay, Prefab Sprout, Leonard Cohen, Pet Shop Boys, Dream Theater, and Elle King, to name a few. We are excited to give you this opportunity to join Michael in the studio and learn his Grammy-winning techniques.
In This Class You’ll Learn:
- Learn how to listen for compression
- Discuss emotional mixing
- Discover the “Brauerize©” method in the box
- Get an overview of his mix template, breaking down his plug-ins and settings
- Explore his multi-parallel compression technique on vocals
- Observe his performance mixing and learn why it’s so important to his success
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR – MICHAEL BRAUER
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
My career began at MediaSound Studios in New York City in 1976. I worked my way up from the Shipping Department to staff engineer by 1978. The staff engineers that I assisted were all the hottest guys in town including; Bob Clearmountain, Mike Barbiero, Ron St. Germain,Michael DeLugg, Ed Stasium, Godfrey Diamond, Tony Bongiovi and Harvey Goldberg.
My first big break came when I was asked to record and mix two songs with singer Luther Vandross for an R&B record called Change. Soon after, Luther approached me to record his upcoming solo album Never too Much which went on to become a Gold Record. I became Luther’s engineer and recorded all his music for the next four years including two Aretha Franklin albums.
In 1984 I flew over to London where the music scene was exploding. I met some A&R people that were willing to give me a shot at production and remixing. I soon became in demand and worked for all the major London labels until 1990 when I decided to focus on the American scene.
I went on to mix such records as the Stones’ Steelwheels, New Radicals, Tony Bennett’s Grammy® Album of the YearUnplugged. I’ve received 7 Grammys® including ColdPlay’s Alternative Album of the Year Parachutes, John Mayer’s Best Pop Vocal Album, Continuum, ColdPlay’s Best Rock Album, Viva la Vida, John Mayer – Best Engineer in Non-Classical, Battle Studies, Calle 13’s Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative album for Multi Viral along with a Latin Grammy for Calle 13 Best Urban Album and Angelique Kidjo, Best World Music Album for Eve.
In 2018 I opened my own studio, BrauerSound Studios, in New York City’s Chelsea area. At the new studio I began utilizing a hybrid mixing setup for the first time in my career, making the mixing process more powerful and efficient.
Recent projects include Zac Brown Band, Hootie & the Blowfish, Michael Kiwanuka, Slash, and The Courteeners.
ABOUT SWEETWATER STUDIOS WORKSHOPS
Many of the world’s greatest engineers and producers were coached by mentors in the moment, learning their trade and tackling new techniques in live studio sessions. Sweetwater Studios Workshops give us a chance to carry on that tradition and to impart our industry knowledge in a real-world setting that’s informative, exciting, and accessible to anyone who’s passionate about making great recordings.
We’re honored to host incredible performers from a wide variety of genres, to employ professional instructors with years of experience and lengthy lists of credits, and to invite you to this hands-on and ears-on learning opportunity in our world-class, multi-studio facility.
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