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WCA #319 with Michael Brauer – Total Clarity, Mixing From Your Heart, Transcendental Meditation, Forgetting Balance and Having a Great Team

My guest today is Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Michael Brauer. Michael has worked with Coldplay, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones, My Morning Jacket, and Bob Dylan, to name a few. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Speaking French with Mom
  • Playing in Bands
  • Drummer/Soundman
  • Total Clarity
  • Working in Shipping
  • Being Ready to Help
  • Regional Sounds
  • Daytime Jingles
  • Luther Vandross
  • Dancing
  • Going to England
  • Shaving the Mustache
  • Producing
  • Fear of Sounding Like Others
  • Greg Calbi
  • Self Evaluation
  • Focusing on Mixing
  • Audience Acceptance
  • Forgetting Balance
  • Mixing From Your Heart
  • Mix Revisions
  • Having a Great Team
  • Bike Racing
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Eating Well
  • Work/Life Balance

Matt’s Rant: Client Communication

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Michael Brauer
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab