He's A Plumber (Club Mix)

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Keep in mind while listening that this is a work in progress.
Also, as a club mix, it has a somewhat dull (repetitive) intro and outro.

My original goal was to make a song centered around the "pipe" sound from Mario Bros.
I had so many ideas I wanted to try. After many tryouts and completely revamped arrangements varying from minimal to hard trance I decided to go for an electro-style-trance-I-du nno-what-else mix.
I thought it would be cool to begin with overworld (including a little homage to my own Mario Bros 1-1 remix), crossover to the star (invincible) sound, get a couple of 1ups and then go back to overworld again. The decision to overlay the wingcap sound came later on and I still don't know if I like it or not. This relates to my list of problems I would very much like you to address.

Major personal issue:
Wingcap sound (02:28): ditch it, change it, keep it?

Minor personal issues:
Equalizing (individual instrument levels etc.)
Panning (experimented a lot ;-)
Instrument choice (especially wingcap)

But feel free to leave me some constructive criticism about anything. This is by far the most complex song I ever created and would like to hear your opinion. Be harsh, be kind, leave a review!

Technical info:
DAW: Acid Pro 7.0
Drums: Vengeance samples
Synth VSTi's: Mostly Vanguard and some Nexus (1up!)
Bass VSTi: Rapture
Samples: Mario Bros. pipe and jump sound (downloaded from themushroomkingdom.net)
Sampler VST: Kontakt
VST effects: Ozone 4

Encoded at 192 kbps

Greets to: Dj Salva, Dj Rigor M, Teknoise and The Favs and Favites

Now go and be a plumber!

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seriously, such a fun song to listen to aha. Well done!

Foraum responds:

Glad you like it. Thx!

Great, but...

The pipe sound was too dominant, but it still sounded like it fit, in a strange way.

Foraum responds:

Yes instead of using the pipe sound as a subtle effect here and there, I used it as a basis for this song. If there are more people that think I should change it (and it looks that way) I will, for now though, I will give it some time first. thx for your review!

I thought it was pretty wicked.

You know unlike most songs that sound like they're original's that get submitted here, this is very different, I think you made good use of the sounds. Nice job. I like the fact it doesn't sound "exactly" the same. Also it was very spacey.

Foraum responds:

Spacey, that's a good word to describe it I guess :P Thx for the review!

i like the theme

I like the overall progression and blending of sounds here, save for the pipe sound unfortunately. It seems to stand out too much. Maybe not have it so straightfoward all throughout the song? Btw the panning and eq work is pretty good so no worries.

Foraum responds:

Yeah maybe your right about the pipe sound. It's kinda dominant. I will look into it. I'm glad you liked the rest. Thanks for your review.

Credits & Info


4.67 / 5.00

Aug 18, 2009
8:44 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
7.5 MB
5 min 27 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.