Coldplay Goes Surround with Dangerous

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 – 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:

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.

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