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Eric Ramsey

It's a Rough World, Baby

 

PROJECT SONG LIST & CREDITS FOR "IT'S A ROUGH WORLD, BABY"

1. Big Ol’ Bunch Of Your Love – 3:26

2. It’s A Rough World, Baby – 4:09

3. Highway – 4:33

4. Please – 6:01

5. Somehow She Loves Me – 4:31

6. Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) – 5:26 (Live)

 

Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) recorded live at The Listening Room Phoenix, April 2017

 

All songs © Eric Ramsey (ASCAP) and not quite norman music except Highway (Eric Ramsey and

JC Scott) and Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) (Bob Dylan)

 

Thanks to Bob McCarroll for his musicality, his talents and skill, and his unfailing good nature.

Special thanks to my beautiful Scarlet Begonia. I love you….

Eric Ramsey proudly plays National Resophonic guitars.

 

© 2017 - Eric Ramsey • All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction, lending, hiring,

broadcasting, streaming, or public performance is prohibited. Printed in the U.S.A.

 

TESTIMONIAL

"I recently completed a project with onestop.studio. Bob is a consummate professional, and his work exceeded my expectations (which were high from the outset) in every capacity in which he served. His recording studio offers professional grade equipment for recording, editing, mixing and mastering. In addition to being a first rate engineer, Bob is also a world class musician with great musical sensibilities and taste. He listened to my music and offered advice that was completely appropriate for the project. He is willing (and more importantly, able) to subsume his ego for the sake of the big picture, and as an artist I cannot overstate how much I appreciated that. I mention this because some producers tend to be heavy handed in their approach to recording. In addition, Bob's photography for the album cover was spectacular - tasteful, of the highest quality, and spot on in its design."

 

—Eric Ramsey

 

STUDIO SESSION NOTES

Eric was a joy to work with on his new 6-song EP. Typically, each session would go something like this: we'd record a single song during a 3-4 hour session, first listening to the tune at hand and then establishing a beat or click track that would work best for the song. We both agreed on how important it was to establish upfront the perfect rhythm for the song as it serves as the foundation for everything that follows. It's my believe that if the rhythm isn't working at the very start nothing works - no matter how good the recording.

 

For each of Eric's songs, I'd have him lay down a rough track of combined vocals and guitar. From there, I'd have him replay the song through with only the guitar and then again with only vocals - isolating each take on it's own track. This approach, while taking a little more time, helps later on with the mixing portion of the process. After listening back to the recorded tracks we'd decide if there was anything that might need re-recording or if there was a section that we might want to overdub or perfect.

 

On several tracks, like Big Ol' Bunch of Your Love, It's a Rough World, Baby, and Highway, Eric overdubbed a lot of his own percussion elements like Cajon, Bongos, Tamborine, and Djembe, etc. To add cream to the cake, Eric would lay down any slide or fills, usually using one of his Resonator guitars, and finally, any vocal harmonies.

 

At the end of the session, Eric would leave me to add any additional elements, like Bass, additional percussion, and some complimentary electric guitar parts, and finally, to mix  each song.

 

The Recording Details

The main guitar mic was a Neumann TLM107 Condenser mic set to a Figure 8 pattern and running through a Focusrite ISA II preamp and an ART Pro VLA II stereo compressor - adding insurance to avoid any clipping. Rarely did the compressor ever engage as I tend to record a very conservative levels. For Eric's vocals I also chose a couple of mics including a Miktek CV4 Condenser running through a Focusrite ISA II preamp and a Neumann TLM107 running through a DBX 676 Tube Channel Strip.

 

Package Design

The main guitar mic was a Neumann TLM107 Condenser mic set to a Figure 8 pattern and running through a Focusrite ISA II preamp and an ART Pro VLA II stereo compressor - adding insurance to avoid any clipping. Rarely did the compressor ever engage as I tend to record a very conservative levels. For Eric's vocals I also chose a couple of mics including a Miktek CV4 Condenser running through a Focusrite ISA II preamp and a Neumann TLM107 running through a DBX 676 Tube Channel Strip.

 

 

Give Eric your support by listening, or better yet, purchasing his new EP: it's a wonderful collection of carefully crafted songs by a great talent.

 

Thanks, Bob McCarroll