Michael Brauer

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".

Brauer is known for an unusual implementation of parallel compression in which vocals or instruments are sent to five compressors, each adjusted for its own timbral and tonal quality. These are then blended by ear to achieve the desired result.[1]

Grammy Awards

Music education

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.


  1. Senior, Mike (April 2009). "Cubase: Advanced Vocal Compression". Sound on Sound. SOS Publications Group. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
  2. "GRAMMY award database". The Recording Academy. 2015.

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