Engineer Michael Brauer Uses Dangerous Monitor ST-SR to Mix Coldplay’s “Strawberry Swing” in 5.1 for Theatrical Release of Artsy Video
Edmeston, NY – September 9, 2009 – Multi Grammy Award winning, Mix Engineer Michael H. Brauer recently mixed Coldplay’s “Strawberry Swing” from Viva La Vida specifically for a theatrical release with a new art-concept video. Could this be the best idea ever for getting high-resolution surround audio into the ears of the public? Brauer mixed the song at his room at Electric Lady Studios, NYC using the Dangerous Music Monitor ST-SR surround monitor controller. While the new video debuted at London’s Odeon Theater in July, playing before major movie releases, Coldplay is set to release “Strawberry Swing” as a single digitally on September 14. The band is currently on a US tour.
Brauer noted, “The SSL J in my new room
at Electric Lady doesn’t have the 5.1
monitoring panel. I was concerned how I would mix surround without it until I discovered that Dangerous offers the ST-SR. It’s exactly what I was looking for. It offers everything I need from the SSL panel and more. It sounds great and works like a charm!! Hats off Dangerous dudes!”
The stylish chalk-drawn video was created by art collective Shynola, who also directed attention-grabbing videos for Radiohead, Stephen Malkmus and Beck. It took a year after the release of Viva La Vida to finish the stop-motion video, Brauer mixed the surround version of the song in one day. A trailer of the “Strawberry Swing” video can be viewed on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/strawberryswing
Michael Brauer has mixed Parachutes, X&Y, and Viva La Vida for Coldplay. He has also mixed albums for Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Rolling Stones, Grandaddy, James Morrison, Paul McCartney, The Kooks, KT Tunstall, Athlete, New Radicals, Tony Bennett, Ben Folds, and My Morning Jacket. Recently Michael has mixed albums for The Fray, Regina Spektor, Colbie Caillat, Mat Kearney, Howie Day, and The Doves.
The Dangerous Monitor ST is the centerpiece of the most flexible monitor control platform available. Studios working in stereo can start with the Monitor ST and later expand to surround sound control for film and TV work by adding the SR expansion unit with no equipment redundancy or obsolescence. ST is a fully expandable remote control-based monitor controller and source switcher with four inputs and speaker switcher for 3-pairs of speakers and subwoofer, and includes integrated cue and talkback systems, with an onboard headphone power amplifier, all in one rack space. With the cat-5 connected remote control unit, included with the Monitor ST, engineers can configure and control an entire system from the comfort of the studio’s sweet spot.
About Dangerous Music, Inc.
Dangerous Music, Inc. designs and builds products that are indispensable to any DAW-based recording environment. Dangerous Music electronics designer Chris Muth has spent over 20 years working in and designing custom equipment for top recording and mastering studios. Muth and company founder Bob Muller pioneered the concept of the dedicated analog summing buss for digital audio workstations with the Dangerous 2-Bus in 2001. Today the company offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic. Key products include the Dangerous 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT, Dangerous Monitor ST-SR and its Additional Switching System expansion units, Dangerous D-Box, Dangerous Master, Dangerous S&M, Dangerous Monitor and Dangerous MQ. For more information visit www.dangerousmusic.com phone 607-965-8011 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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