Rolling Stone’s “Steel Wheels” was able to bring out the continental drift of the artist. There was the deliberate use of the Continental Drift theory. Steel Wheels was initially assumed to be nothing but the rehashing of the older versions of the song. Brauer had used his signature eclectic mixing style of upbeat rockers, ballads and infused it together in a single album. The sound that was assembled and recorded was done to bring out the innate talents of the singer. The tracks such as Sad Sad Sad’ and “ontinental Drift”were about the up-tempo, rock piece (Paterson, 2016). Continental drift was about love emotions. There was the use of the African instruments that was able to drive the rhythm of the song. This was allusion towards the Amazon music. There was smaller ingredient and mixing of the song that creates an unpredictable listening involvement. The best aspect of the song was the use of the mixing of the various emotions.
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.