Vance Powell pt. 3AEA fix it in the mic

Vance Powell pt. 3

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AEA Fix It In The Mic - Vance Powell Pt. 3

00:00 Intro

00:27 What preamps do you like?

02:18 Creating unique guitar tones with the AEA TRP preamp

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.

This third and final segment of the three-part interview is all about preamps and using them creatively to sculpt unique sounds. Vance explains what preamps he likes and how he combines the AEA TRP preamp with vintage Neve preamps to get the best of both worlds. As a special treat, Vance gives us a rare insight into creating the fuzzed out guitar solo tone on Jack White's song "Take Me With You When You Go" by accidentally overloading a chain of preamps.


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