Super Mario World Overworld Theme Song
This is my entry into the 2012 One Minute Video Game Them Song Video Song Contest! The winner gets a Custom 77 Lust for Life Electric Guitar!
In my day I was a master of Super Mario World. Uncovering secret levels, and playing it for hours on end. I’m also pretty sure that the soundtrack of this game is responsible for a large amount of my taste in music. For example this song alone contains a uke playing jazzy little chord progressions, coupled with catchy, dapper melodies, walking basslines, chromaticism, ragtime-isms, and generally happy sounding stuff.
The lion’s share of the audio was recorded with my Cascade Fat Head Ribbon Mic which even though it has a bit of a duller sound, and lower output (A nice pre-amp would easily solve those things) than my MXL 3000, I am growing to really really like using this mic. My custom built Harmon/Kardon Sub Kick Mic also makes an appearance on the bass drum and provides some serious low end punch. Also the vintage snare I picked up makes it debut videosong appearance! It sounds great!
Another thing of note is the Accordion sound. When mixing in Logic I put the built in Rotor Plugin, which emulates a Leslie rotating speaker on all of the Accordion/Melodica tracks. This gave them that whirring/windy organ sound, and I think it sounds pretty cool!
Hope You Enjoy and I would love to hear your thoughts and comments!