Overtone Warpzone

Overtone Warpzone

Hello World, and welcome to the Overtone Warpzone! This podcast is for people who enjoy games, love music, and want to know more about how their favourite songs work. In season one, we're taking a look at musical concepts found in pieces from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I'm Dan Bergman, and why don't you join me on this musical adventure!

All Episodes

Join Dan as he learns about the compositional technique of shifting the pitch of a motif!       Join Dan as he learns about the compositional technique of shifting the pitch of a motif!                 Join Dan as he learns about the compositional technique of shifting the pitch of a motif! ---------- David Bennett’s YouTube video “Sequence: Turning a motif into a melody”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS0SICygRWQ ---------- Follow me on social media EVERYWHERE @OvertoneWarpzone! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com! Want to support the show? Visit https://www.patreon.com/OvertoneWarpzone!

Aug 24

18 min 2 sec

Dan et discit quomodo ut iungere linguae hujus ecclesiae adhibetur in Final Fantasy! ---------- Follow me on social media EVERYWHERE @OvertoneWarpzone! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com! Want to support the show? Visit www.patreon.com/OvertoneWarpzone!

Aug 6

26 min 3 sec

Join Dan as he uses ALL 12 notes in the equal-tempered chromatic scale! ---------- Follow me on social media EVERYWHERE @OvertoneWarpzone! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Jul 16

21 min 37 sec

Join Dan as he explores this special type of distortion! ---------- Follow me on social media EVERYWHERE @OvertoneWarpzone! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Jul 10

20 min 2 sec

Join Dan as he explores another scale! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Jul 2020

19 min 4 sec

Join Dan make the most of just 5 notes! ---------- Bobby McFerrin at the World Science Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kCUss0g9Q Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk NPR on the Oriental Riff: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/08/28/338622840/how-the-kung-fu-fighting-melody-came-to-represent-asia Database of uses of the Oriental Riff: http://chinoiserie.atspace.com/ Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Jul 2020

28 min 22 sec

Join Dan as he gets down to these tropical tunes! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Jun 2020

20 min 17 sec

Join Dan as he explores this rondo classic! ---------- Yoshi's Woolly World: Title Theme Cover by OTWZ!! https://youtu.be/t-vTbaW7oA4 Yarn Yoshi Takes Shape! Cover by OTWZ!! https://youtu.be/GLw5Nqh5DNk Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

May 2020

25 min 24 sec

Join Dan discover how two independent voices can weave together in distinct counter melody! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Apr 2020

17 min 31 sec

Join Dan as he tries to clickbait you - variation 2 will make you lose your mind!! ---------- Background music used: Franz Schubert, Die Forelle Quintet Christian Zacharias, piano; Leipzig String Quartet (on modern instruments) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC8xFKJFLic ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Apr 2020

15 min

Join Dan as we become philosophical about this together! ---------- Here's a link to Music Matters by David Elliott and Marissa Silverman, a book from which I drew much of this episode's content - CHECK IT OUT! https://www.amazon.ca/Music-Matters-New-Philosophy-Education/dp/019509171X ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Mar 2020

18 min 28 sec

Join Dan as he figures out the origins of this song and dance!

Mar 2020

19 min 23 sec

Join Dan for the longest episode of the podcast yet on the wonderful world of key changes!! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Feb 2020

32 min 49 sec

Join Dan in discovering the most used sample in all of sampling history, right here in Splatoon's soundtrack! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Jan 2020

18 min 10 sec

Join Dan by the fire with a glass of eggnog! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Dec 2019

20 min 32 sec

Join Dan as we celebrate one year of Overtone Warpzone - and one year of Smash Bros. Ultimate - together!! Famitsu interview with Hideki Sakamoto and Erina Koga: https://nintendoeverything.com/smash-bros-ultimate-main-theme-composer-and-singer-on-creating-the-music-recording-session-much-more/ ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Dec 2019

23 min 53 sec

Join Dan as he makes up a story using the most generic building blocks of music!

Nov 2019

14 min 23 sec

Join Dan discover what it means to be an American as he learns from a Japanese video game as a Canadian citizen!

Nov 2019

20 min 58 sec

Join Dan as he gets terrified of lightning! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Find me at overtonewarpzone.com!

Oct 2019

22 min 3 sec

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!

Oct 2019

19 min 30 sec

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!

Oct 2019

27 min 41 sec

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!

Sep 2019

26 min 4 sec

Join Dan learn the difference between Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras (finally)!

Aug 2019

22 min 28 sec

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! 

Aug 2019

24 min 10 sec

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!

Jul 2019

20 min 14 sec

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!

Jul 2019

23 min 5 sec

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

Jun 2019

22 min 14 sec

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! 

Jun 2019

22 min 32 sec

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! 

May 2019

22 min 51 sec

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! 

May 2019

21 min 31 sec

"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! 

May 2019

22 min 47 sec

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! 

Apr 2019

21 min 25 sec

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! 

Apr 2019

18 min 45 sec

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! 

Apr 2019

15 min 33 sec

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!

Apr 2019

12 min 14 sec

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!

Mar 2019

20 min 31 sec

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! 

Mar 2019

15 min 31 sec

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

Mar 2019

13 min 49 sec

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

Mar 2019

18 min 8 sec

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.

Mar 2019

18 min 24 sec

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!  

Feb 2019

13 min 37 sec

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! 

Feb 2019

13 min 56 sec

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

Dec 2018

18 min 12 sec

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!

Dec 2018

13 min 15 sec

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

Dec 2018

12 min 16 sec