Updated Tutorials!

Hi Guys,

If you head over to my active https://itsjampottt.wordpress.com/category/tutorials-2/ You’ll be able to find the tutorials and written reports from my Brauerizing study, with all images working!


About Jamie Donnelly

Jamie "Jampottt" Donnelly is a recording and mixing engineer from Teesside. Graduating from Teesside University in 2014 with a First Class Bachelor of Science degree; with Honours, in Music Technology. Get in touch for location work, mixing, mastering, producing, writing, playing and editing work. No project is too big or too small! http://www.facebook.com/jampottt http://www.soundcloud.com/jampottt http://www.twitter.com/jampottt http://www.instagram.com/jampottt
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9 Responses to Updated Tutorials!

  1. xan eden says:

    Thank you very much!

  2. Hi Jampottt,

    i would like to try your approach and compare it against my hardware “brauer-like” implementation.
    I wanted to ready your most recent tutorial but the links are offline. you share the same analytical approach so your testings and findings are very interesting and inspiring.
    Would it be possible to send me your tutorials by mail?
    Thanks and good success!
    Greetings from Germany!

    • Jamie Donnelly says:

      Hi Volker, sorry – I realised that site was a failed venture. What is it you’d like to know exactly and between now and setting up my website I can help you out.


      • Volker Hochguertel says:

        Well, i am researching very similar to your the broacher concept to gain more understanding about how to threat the complex interactions in multi band compression. I have bough several outboard in order to setup the ABCD but as today the plugins do a excellent job especially in the compression domain and catch up in the saturation / colorisation domain i would like to re-build this in the digital domain. I want to test and compare different plugins and your article gives an excellent starting point. I mainly run on UAD plugins and Soundtoys. I will try the SKnote Distressor for the Bus-B soon.
        I would like to see your preferred settings on the plugins that you find the best results with. I have analysed and reproduced the settings from M. Brauer. In fact a lot depends on the sweet spot and Time-Constants used. Bauer uses a lot of modified HW so resuts vary. Some useful setting are documented in this Q&A (but very often noch precise enough). In Forums but also by “simply” analysing the wall-of-sound pictures from his studio (knowing he rarely changes the settings) brings some insights.

        Unfortunately i cannot see the settings you use on your plugins (screenshots) and the metering / levelling standard you use (EBU R128?) or other VU Meter.


  3. Jamie Donnelly says:

    Hi Volker, Emperical Labs have just released a Distressor plug-in, check it out! I use the McDSP CB303 on my B Bus on the Harmonic Distortion Preset. I’m trying out a UAD set-up now!

    • Volker Hochguertel says:

      Brauer uses the Brit Mode (all buttons in) applied to 6:1. No plugin can simulate this at this time. But i wonder if the best approach could be a combination of a 1176 followed by another compressor or just the 1176..

      • Jamie Donnelly says:

        As mentioned above, “Arouser” by Emperical Labs is a Distressor emulation. So is the Harmonic Distortion preset on the CB303.

        I think it’s important to say that Brauerizing is what works for Michael Brauer. Take what works for your flow and your sound and develop it into your “izing”

        That’s what I did.

  4. Zach says:

    Thank you do much for the info. I’m currently having issues going into compression too soon and I’m thinking my settings are incorrect on the C and D bus. Can you provide the images for your ABCD setup?

    • Jamie Donnelly says:

      Hi Zach,

      if you’re having issues with compressing too much, reassess your gain staging at the channel level. Remember, this is mimicking an analogue process, so headroom is everything. See the YouTube tutorials I made for more info RE: specific settings. I’m sure if you followed the blog, you’ve done it right.

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