Rough vs. final mix comparison, lifting a chorus, bass guitar multing, processing, blending
Digital & analog treatment on drum kit, samples, shaker, 12-string guitar, electric guitars
Post-chorus progression, finding a hook, guiding the listener, CP70 & strings processing
Lead vocal – wet & dry stem combination, compressed signal blend, EQ, de-essing, effects. Comparing vocal compressors, requesting stems, assistants’ roles, initial mix approach
Mix buss – headroom, metering, compressors, EQs, limiter, harmonic enhancement, conversion
Melissa Etheridge(14 min / 1h10)
The multi-buss compression guru Michael Brauer returns for a second series at his new cutting-edge studio! Harnessing the best of digital and analog capabilities, he demonstrates how he mixed the song ‘Bones’ by Melissa Etheridge with a unique hybrid workflow. You will hear the high-quality rough mix Brauer received from producer John Shanks, a commentary on the areas he felt could be improved, and his final mix. Brauer explains how he tackled the project from both an emotional and technical perspective. He shows all of the hardware and software processing used, bypasses to compare results, and elaborates on his reasons for using specific pieces of equipment and plug-ins. In addition to individual part treatment, he shares the details of his ‘master rack’ used for analog mix bus processing. He also discusses his mixing philosophy, the roles of his assistants, and receiving desired material from artists and producers.
Subtitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish
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...