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Vance Powell pt. 1

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AEA Fix It In The Mic - Vance Powell Pt. 1

00:00 Intro

00:30 How does the live sound experience benefit you in the studio?

02:09 What's it like working with Jack White?

03:16 How to make records that sound really big!

04:43 Why limitations and commitment are important

He is a true legend, a big fan of no-bullshit analog recording, and has crafted most of Jack White's top-selling records: say hello to producer/engineer and studio owner Vance Powell! He sits down with us at his Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee to talk shop and share some of his secrets.

In this first segment of the three-part interview Vance explains how he chooses microphones in general and how to mike up drums in particular. Vance is a ribbon mic aficionado and uses a wide range of AEA ribbon mics in addition to his collection of vintage mics. In the second half of the video, Vance goes into details about how he created the sound for Jack White's "Blunderbuss" hit album.

Featuring the song "Wash Your Bones" by Big Monsta (

Filmed on location at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.

 Watch the other episodes of FIITM Vance Powell:

FIITM Vance Powell - Ep. 1

FIITM Vance Powell - Ep. 2

FIITM Vance Powell - Ep. 3