Overtone Warpzone

Overtone Warpzone

By Overtone Warpzone
This podcast is for people who enjoy games, love music, and want to know more about how their favourite songs work. Each episode, we’ll focus on one piece of music from the video game corpus, and talk about one musical concept found in that piece. Our first series takes a deep dive into the music of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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26 - Tritone Substitution in Super Mario's Delfino Plaza
Join Dan discover a cornerstone of jazz harmony, and listen to him say a bunch of note names in a row! ------- Guillaume Laroche's thesis: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=107638&local_base=GEN01-MCG02 Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!
19:30
October 18, 2019
25 - Instrument Personification in Yoshi's Athletic Theme (...but mostly The Legend of Zelda's Tarrey Town Theme)
Join Dan give personality to his favourite musical instruments! Wassup, you sassy trombone! ------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!
27:41
October 4, 2019
24 - Tritone in Banjo-Kazooie's Mumbo's Mountain
Join Dan as he avoids devil's interval memes as much as possible and FREAKS OUT OVER BANJO-KAZOOIE!! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!
26:04
September 20, 2019
23 - Symphony Orchestra in Dragon Quest's Unflinchable Courage
Join Dan learn the difference between Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras (finally)!
22:28
August 30, 2019
22 - Motif in Smash Bros. Ultimate's Master Hand / Crazy Hand
Join Dan as he makes a simple music topic sound complicated!  ----------   Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com! 
24:10
August 9, 2019
21 - Public Domain in Tetris: Type A
Join Dan justify his constant use of copyrighted material, and explore the kinds of materials you DON'T have to worry about copyright for!  ----------   Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!
20:15
July 26, 2019
20 - "Spy Music" in Metal Gear's Snake Eater
Join Dan as he explores the near plagiarism of the Metal Gear Solid 3 soundtrack! A list of media that influenced Metal Gear: https://metalgear.fandom.com/wiki/Media_influences_on_the_Metal_Gear_series ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Find me on Patreon at patreon.com/OvertoneWarpzone!
23:05
July 12, 2019
19 - Diegetic Music in Animal Crossing's KK Slider Tunes
Join Dan as he figures out the difference between music heard BY the characters in the fiction they exist in, and the music played to REPRESENT the scene around them! ---------- Overspace's KK Slider Cover of Old Town Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub2hm4FQWPM ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! If you found some usefulness or enjoyment from this podcast, consider supporting us on PATREON! www.patreon.com/OvertoneWarpzone
22:14
June 21, 2019
18 - Retrograde in The Legend of Zelda's Ballad of the Goddess
Join Dan play songs backward without the intention of finding hidden demonic messages! ---------- The Zelda timeline: https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Zelda_Timeline My guest episode on The Wayfarer's Guide to Worldbuilding: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-wayfarers-guide-to-worldbuilding/id1465978968 "The Song" we created on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bergaliciousdef/the-song-wayfarers-guide-to-worldbuilding Overtone Warpzone on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/overtonewarpzone/ Overtone Warpzone on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OvertoneWarpzone/ ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! 
22:32
June 7, 2019
17 - Sega Genesis Sound Hardware in Sonic's Emerald Hill Zone
Join Dan reflect on the failings of the Sega company, and how the Genesis differs from the Super Nintendo! ---------- GENNY VST (YM2612 emulator): http://gendev.spritesmind.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1062 Retro Game Audio Podcast - Sega Genesis: https://soundcloud.com/retrogameaudio/the-sega-genesis Andrew Huang on FM Synthesis: www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvvBl3YUBUyY&usg=AOvVaw10fy1_3VDZdIbmMqtzIDhn ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! 
22:51
May 26, 2019
16 - Traditional Japanese Music in King Dedede's Theme (Smash for Wii U)
Join Dan discover the wonders of the Japanese instruments, the Shakuhachi and the Shamisen, and the work of Japanese music duo HIDExHIDE! ---------- Resources for the episode: Info on the Shakuhachi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpJPnCaIy80, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOqaK7Ci2Us Shakuhachi music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsihxORASks, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmRPECd9Yig Shamisen music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJouzJgQHtg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7VD9spSwQ0, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDUyP9IhRLA Taiko drumming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZagsLrNzg3I HIDExHIDE performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heR2m0GpphI ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! 
21:31
May 10, 2019
15 - Quotation in Super Mario's Jump Up, Super Star!
"Join Dan as he discusses how quotation is used by all kinds of artists, including Tchaikovsky, Sonny Rollins, Yoko Shimomura, and Naoto Kubo!" - Dan I was certainly inspired this episode by Kenley Kristofferson's podcast Into the Score, from his episode where he discusses the Super Mario RPG soundtrack and Yoko Shimomura's use of quotation. Check him out! https://kenleykristofferson.com/ ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! 
22:47
May 3, 2019
14 - Disco in Persona 5's Beneath the Mask
Join Dan get groovy with the addition of Joker to Smash! JOIN THE CRITICAL CAUSE CHARITY STREAM! Starts June 15th at noon, I will be joining at 9pm CDT! All information here: https://criticalcause.org/ Bass Cover of Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0jsBAaeEVw  Rhodes Music used in the episode:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Zom0wPRg0  ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! 
21:25
April 26, 2019
13 - Extended Guitar Techniques in F-Zero's Mute City (Brawl)
Join Dan as he does his darndest to shred some guit-box for y'all! Relax Alax on C. Falcon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ6Ke-HJ2cs ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! 
18:45
April 19, 2019
12 - Flamenco in The Legend of Zelda's Gerudo Valley
Join Dan on his journeys through southern Spain and the Gerudo desert! ---------- Rasgueado examples: Sledge Azem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcXtI7nG9yI Buleria:  Justo Fernández "El Tuto" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V86zYV3QXnk ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! 
15:33
April 12, 2019
11 - Death Growl in F-Zero's Car Select
Join Dan in his regrets for picking this as a podcast topic! Research: Polyphonic - The Surprising Origins of the Death Growl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnQamJtPNOQ Andrew Hatch - Harsh Vocals: A History http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2017/01/19/harsh-vocals-a-history/ ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast!
12:14
April 5, 2019
10 - Lydian Mode in the Super Mario Galaxy Theme
Join Dan travel to a galaxy far, far away, and discover the mystery of the #4 from the Lydian mode! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast!
16:45
March 29, 2019
9 - Cuica in Donkey Kong's Map Page / Bonus Level
Join Dan learn that this particular video game sound is not just a person furiously moving a McDonald's straw up and down inside their cup! Behind the scenes of Cuphead’s recording: https://youtu.be/v6h1vM9W2NM Cuica sounds: Fabiano Salek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmlK94QvwiA ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! 
15:31
March 22, 2019
8 - Overcoming SNES Limitations in Donkey Kong's Stickerbrush Symphony
Join Dan as he fanboys over David Wise! (Thanks to Jesse B on Facebook for the episode suggestion!) Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast!  ----------  Nerdwriter1 video on How Music Was Made On Super Nintendo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvIzIAgRWV0
13:49
March 15, 2019
7 - SNES Sound Hardware in F-Zero's Mute City (and more)
Join Dan relive his youth through this classic system and see how it worked! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast!   ---------- Adolfo Baez Mario Paint Composer cover of the Smash Ultimate Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlbr_orPki8 Mario Paint Composer: http://www.mariomayhem.com/downloads/mario_paint_composer_download/ Retro Game Audio Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/retrogameaudio
18:08
March 8, 2019
6 - Dynamic Music in Street Fighter II's Ryu's Theme
Join Dan and explore the unique-to-gaming music category of dynamic music - the songs that evolve as you interact with the game! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me  at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere  @OTWZpodcast!    May 25 2019 EDIT - I erroneously said in the first publication of this episode that all Type A songs were the arcade version of the game, and Type B songs were the SNES version. In truth, Type A is the original Street Fighter II: World Warrior music, and Type B is Hyper Street Fighter II music. Oopsy Doopsy! Episode is changed to reflect the TRUTH.
18:24
March 1, 2019
5 - Aleatoric Music in Electroplankton
to random music! would Dan figure he as Join why compose someone out tries The Mozart dice game: http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/MozartDiceGame.htm Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast!  
13:37
February 22, 2019
4 - NES Sound Hardware in the Famicom Medley (Smash for Wii U)
Join Dan as he learns about how limitations breed creativity in Nintendo's classic home console! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me  at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere  @OTWZpodcast! 
13:56
February 15, 2019
3 - Operatic Vocal Technique in the Fire Emblem Theme
Join Dan discover why opera singers sound so funny and as he uses the word "overtone" legitimately for the first time in the podcast! Much of the research for this episode came from the following website: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/expert-opera-singer/ Email: overtonewarpzone@gmail.com Social Media: @OTWZpodcast
18:12
December 21, 2018
2 - Polyrhythm in Metroid's Brinstar Depths
Join Dan as he enjoys ride cymbals and math! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast!
13:15
December 14, 2018
1 - Borrowed Chords in Castlevania's Vampire Killer
Join Dan as he discover's why the song Vampire Killer is so... killer. There's something special about the third note of that melody - have a listen to find out! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com! I said in the show I would get the arranger for the Smash Ultimate version when the game came out - here it is! Vampire Killer - Smash Remix Copyright info: Arrangement Supervisor: Shinji Ushiroda Composition: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. Arrangement: Nintendo Composition Copyright Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. Arrangement Copyright Nintendo
12:16
December 6, 2018
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