Would you like to see how Vance Powell tracks guitars and vocals? pureMix have a 1 hour 30 minute video tutorial in which four times Grammy winning engineer Vance Powell takes you through his recording and production process for the band Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. Become a Pro pureMix member for $34.99 per month and be able to watch everything from pureMix.
Vance’s signature sound is all about committing to compression, distortion and embracing bleed to create a cohesive and rocking sound.
Before And After Comparisons
Watch how a session happens in real time, step by step, and hear before and after comparisons. Learn how to produce and record a band with one of the biggest names in rock music.
Free Excerpt - Start to Finish: Vocal Production & Guitar Solos with Vance Powell
As with all pureMix tutorial videos, you will hear countless before and after comparisons to help you learn the sound and what it takes to create a great mix.
Learn Vance’s Unique Editing and Overdubbing Tricks
Between the tracking session and the mixing session is the often overlooked editing and production process that adds the finishing touches and details that can make a song stand out.
Every producer and engineer needs to help guide artists towards a cohesive vision for their records. Grammy winner Vance Powell works with the band Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown to add layers of vocals, guitar overdubs and create the final song arrangement together at his studio Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
Vance demonstrates and explains his strategies for:
- Vocal comping, working line by line, take by take, to make a good performance great
- Recording background vocals to make the arrangement even more dynamic
- Using Vocalign on the vocal doubles for a wide and tight sound
- Special effects processing including reverse reverb, distortion, and delays
- Crafting the perfect guitar solo tone from the comfort of the control room
- Vance’s special “spin fader” trick using analog delay
Learn how to give a song both polish and attitude with clever production touches that take the record from sounding good to feeling incredible!
Equipment & Software
- Avid D-Verb
- Exponential Audio Nimbus
- VocAlign Project
- Waves L2 Maximizer
- Waves Tune