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ďMost of the time, itís not so much the equipment as how you use it. Iíve heard people with really cheap studios do great recordings, and Iíve heard people that have worked in very good facilities come out with awful sounding recordings. So itís how itís used, and the quality of the engineer.Ē- Frank Gambale

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Glorious Love For The Dead
 
Artist Name:
Ben Raub / The Benjamin Raubisons
  Title:
Glorious Love For The Dead
 
Date Posted:
August 2011
 
Genre:
Rock and Pop
Equipment Used:

Dell laptop computer using TASCAM US-1800 USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface and Adobe Audition software; Mackie analog mixer; PreSonus TubePre for the kick drum. Mics: Shure SM57s (drums, guitar amp, bass amp close mic), AKG Perception 100 (overheads); Sterling Audio ST59 (vocals, overheads, bass amp room mic), Shure Beta 52A (kick). Ludwig Rocker drum kit; Gibson ES335 electric guitar through a Fender Stage 160 amp; MTD electric bass through a Genz Benz 750 head and Ampeg 4x10" cabinet. KRK monitors, Sony and Sennheiser headphones.

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Production Notes & Credits:

"Glorious Love For The Dead" is a male vocal rock song, written, recorded and produced by the band. The individual credits are Clint Ferro on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Dave Williams on lead guitar, backing vocals and drums, and Ben Raub on the bass guitar. Mastering was handled by Matt Barnes at Lunar Rabbit Studios in Cortland, NY. This song is from the band's first album, entitled Go Dutch!

Reviewed By: Marty Peters
Rating: 4
Recording: The Benjamin Raubinsons have created a pretty authentic late-'60s/early-'70s sound with their submission. We definitely hear some Pink Floyd ambience and a great "Down By the River" Neil Young style guitar tone, particularly on the solo. The guys put their newly acquired Gibson ES335 to the test here and it passed with flying colors.

As for the rest of the sound sources, we loved the double tracked/wide panned lead vocal, the "Ringo" tambourine (don't laugh until you've tried to record one!) and the plunky bass. Hey, you all were trying to do this, right? Otherwise, give Mom and Dad back their record collection!

Suggestions: None really to speak of, unless we wanted to spoil the vibe. The fact that the band took the time to mike their amps and room during the recording process certainly contributed to the open, period-correct sound that they achieved. Good on ya for that one, boys.

Summary: "What goes around..."

Contact: Ben Raub / The Benjamin Raubisons, bennybass5@hotmail.com, or check out the band at reverbnation.com.
About: Marty Peters

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