Founded by sound engineer John McBride, and his wife country artist Martina McBride, in 2002, Blackbird has become Nashville’s preeminent sound studio. The Blackbird complex now includes nine studios and houses, The Blackbird Academy, a post-secondary audio engineering school.
In this pureMix.net Exclusive, pureMix mentor Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) & studio owner John Mcbride takes you on a private, in-depth tour of Blackbird studio for a behind-the-scenes look at where the legends make records.
00:00 Welcome to Blackbird Studio in Nashville
00:10 History, Memories & Insight
13:34 Control Room A
14:49 The Mic Locker
23:21 Studio B
25:00 The other Mic locker
28:01 The tech shop
30:30 Exterior infrastructure
32:13 Building 2
35:40 The Chamber
38:00 The Big Room
39:30 Spare storage and locker
40:11 The massive amps storage
41:05 Blackbird Rental (preamps; compressors, pedals…)
49:40 Studio H
52:12 The C Room (Blackbird famous absorbers)
01:01:20 The Birdhouse
01:02:35 The Drum Collection
01:07:03 The Powerhouse
01:07:35 The Blackbird Academy
01:09:00 The Ultimate Beatles fan?
About Vance Powell:
Vance studied electrical engineering in Missouri and started his career in live sound as a front-of-house engineer. In 2002, he moved to Nashville in order to become studio manager and chief engineer at the legendary Black Bird studios in Nashville. In 2006, he co-founded Sputnik studios along with Grammy-winning engineer Mitch Dane, still in Nashville.
More about Vance: https://www.puremix.net/mentors/vance…
More about blackbird studio: https://www.blackbirdstudio.com/
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