Vance Powell is back again for a Start To Finish Series at the iconic Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN! He's brought Nashville-based "The Weird Sisters" in to pen the song "Live And I Learn."
Day one is all about setup and planning. Watch Vance show the band around Studio A, give the assistants his microphone wishlist, and explain the setup for Day 2, which will start with pre production in the control room.
With the song still in its infancy, Vance and the band set up in the control room to iron out individual parts and the song's structure.
Watch as Vance Powell:
Gives his plan for the Blackbird portion of tracking
Gives his microphone requests to the assistant engineers
Explains how the Blackbird Studio A 8078 is the only one of its kind and breaks down each of the Blackbird custom modifications.
Sets up the band in the control room of Studio A
Sets up the drum kit in the iso booth of Studio A
Sets up the guitar rig in the main room
Explains his special "Sprinkle To Taste" mic
This is your chance to join Nashville legend Vance Powell and The Weird Sisters at the world-famous Blackbird Studio and watch them craft "Live And I Learn" from Start To Finish.
bandit •Sunday, December 4, 2022
fun stuff to watch, and really informative
bjackson81 •Friday, December 2, 2022
At 23:41 there is something weird in the doorway, under the acoustic guitar. Not sure what that is??
Castor X •Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Was für ein toller Part .Tolle Akkordfolge .
shermedina •Tuesday, October 18, 2022
nothing to say .........the work spoke for itself
mijh •Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The smile on their face while printing... it means everything...!!
The new bridge is a great addition.
Outstanding song and job...!!
Kaypromusic •Monday, August 29, 2022
Michaeltn86 •Saturday, August 27, 2022
vance took the music to a whole another level. crazy what a producer / engineer / mixer can do to a song and to a banda. mind blowing.
michael.hoc •Monday, August 22, 2022
Will the tracks for the new version be available too?
MarcoPolo •Sunday, August 21, 2022
I always enjoy watching Vance work. He does a great job explaining what he's doing and why. And, after 35 episodes, I feel like I know everyone who participated!
Pearlpassionstudio •Saturday, August 20, 2022
Excellent addition bridge. The only thing I hear is in the bridge the kick and bass are buried, compared to the entire song punch. Fabulous job.
Kingwhistle •Friday, August 19, 2022
Vance explains the STT knobs (send-to-tape). He says: preamp all the way down (20db I think), channel fader up to 0 unity, STT all the way down and then bring up appropriately. I think he is adjusting the preamp before he adjusts the STT for ProTools, right?
Sometimes it's nice to drive the preamp for a bit more dirt. How does he keep faders at unity if he is doing that?
richkurtz •Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Here pitch is rough! Yikes
Romowings90 •Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Magnificent work everybody! I enjoy the creation. Excited for the mixing part!