Vance Powell pt. 2AEA fix it in the mic

Vance Powell pt. 2

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AEA Fix It In The Mic - Vance Powell Pt. 2

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 second segment of the three-part interview Vance goes into detail how he benefits from his extensive live sound experience in the studio by being able to work extremely fast. This translates directly to his work with Jack White who likes to track with little to no time for rehearsals or sound check. Even more importantly, Vance explains how the limitations of working fast, committing to a sound early on, and limiting yourself to only a small number of tracks, can spark creativity and create a sense of freedom and satisfaction that ultimately leads to better records.


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