The fourth album from Coldplay rock band was “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” which was released in 2008. Michael Brauer was famous to be a sound mixing engineer who got the Grammy award for this music album of Coldplay. The eclectic mixing style of upbeat rockers and ballads were infused together by Michael Brauer to form single music album. He deliberately used the continental drift theory to form the mixing music album. This theory denotes the love, friendship and emotions. The inner talent of the singer can be notified by the assembly nature and the recording nature of the sound. The tracks are such as “lost”, “lovers in Japan” or “death will never conquer” presented the up-tempo and the rock piece (Schuller, 2013). Michael Brauer had uses various African instruments to help to drive the rhythm and lyrics of the songs. There were smaller ingredients and mixing of songs which can create an unpredictable involvement towards listening. The best part of the songs of this album was that there was the mix use of various emotions.
Due to the invention of the playback technology, the professional recording studios have also improved. And the studio professional found themselves in a transitional phase. As per the record of the musical recording culture and the history of music, it is shown that the concert representations differ from the musical artwork in several respects (Cook, 2010). It is very clearly shown by the stage representation of the Coldplay rock band and the mixing of Michael Brauer.
Brauer sat in the middle of the podium like the aisle 12 or 13. This was how he had created the surround sound. There was the presence of the audience behind. Brauer was found to work in his Quad Studios in New York City. This was to improve the overall ambience on the recordings. The use of the Sony 777 DRE multichannel reverb was done definitely (Teschke et al., 2005). This was to create an impact to bring out all the different sounds. Brauer mixes the stereo sound and the surround sound immediately. This surround sound starts to get really renowned. There was the use of the 5 or 6 dB within the stereo mix. There was the use of the mixture of the different elements that was infused into the song (Paterson, 2016). He was a pioneer in this field of sound mixing. He was able to hear the final production before it was created. There was the use of vision and mental imagery that had played an important role in how the music was constructed. He was in the field for over 50 years and had involved actively in many of the television shows, live sound and in the management of the audio or video studios. He was instrumental in the reshaping of the popular music and influenced the ways in which the music was constructed over the years.