SSL to S6 transition, benefits, summing mixers, signal routing, buss chains, mastering rack
Additional gear, Pro Tools hardware inserts, session template, room design, monitoring
Mapping EQ and sends to the S6, navigating Pro Tools, metering, hardware vs. software capabilities
Mixing Setup #1
We’re very excited to bring you this unique series – an exclusive look inside the innovative new mixing studio of Michael Brauer! For over a decade, Brauer mixed records on an SSL 9000 J console at Electric Lady Studios. His renowned multi-buss processing workflow (‘Brauerizing’) was developed around the routing possibilities of the large-format analog desk. He recently decided to harness the power of digital efficiency by exchanging his console for an Avid S6 control surface, inserting SSL channel emulations on all Pro Tools audio tracks, and routing his multiple busses through different handpicked summing mixers for each group of instruments. His setup is now more ergonomic, efficient and versatile than ever before, while yielding even better sonic results! Michael Brauer takes you step-by-step through his carefully curated signal routing, enviable selection of outboard gear, and fascinating new workflow.
About Michael Brauer
Michael Brauer has an impressive back catalogue, having worked with Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, John Mayer, Ash, My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds, Eric Clapton, Prefab Sprout, Leonard Cohen, Pet Shop Boys, Dream Theater, Elle King, James Bay and Calle 13 to name but a few. He has won seven Grammy Awards, including best engineered album for John Mayer's "Battle Studies". He currently works in Electric Lady Studio B in New York, where he works...