My studio doesn’t look like his, but I love Vance’s philosophy towards recording rock music. The basic premise is to get the sound you want right from the source. If you get this sounding like you want it, then the mix should be an organic process with minimal processing. After all ,rock music is an art form that comes from playing your instruments and flowing as a band , not hours spent fixing it in the mix. If you are an engineer or mixer, do yourself a favour and listen to Vance. Over the course of this in-depth video tutorial Vance explains his decisive production approach and deconstructs the track ‘Loaded Dice & Buried Money’, demonstrating the recording and mixing techniques employed to craft a huge rock sound from a band playing together in a room.