Vance Powell


Cheif Engineer at Blackbird Studios, the studio of choice by artists ranging from Beck, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Kings of Leon, the White Stripes and Taylor Swift. Vance recently won a Grammy for Best-engineered album for his mix work on the Jack White fronted project, The Raconteurs.

Vance Powell on the Pigtronix Keymaster:

“I have been wanting something like this for years, now that I have it… it’s better than what I thought I wanted!”

“+4 to 2 pedal loops, In series or in parallel and then back to +4? Yes, I want it, I need it, I Love it!”

“I’ll put a distortion box on one loop and a spring reverb/tape echo on the other, find the right balance in parallel or flip to series and crush some reverb…”

“Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?”