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Old Feb 11, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Default Brand new Video Game Music Podcast!!!

The Super Marcato Bros. is a brand-spanking new Video Game Music podcast. We mainly discuss the musical aspects of tracks- such as melody, harmony, chords and rhythm, but as well as the technical aspects- such as the hardware limitations, and the ways the tracks are used in the games. You guys might know me from creating the Sonicesque albums. But if you are a fan of Video Game Music, which I assume you are, then you should check it out! Enjoy!!

http://supermarcatobros.blogspot.com/

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Congratulations! You have one listener here.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Episode 3 now up!
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Episode 4 is now up! We got a fun topic this week: Mega Man. Enjoy!

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Episode 6 is now up! This week's topic: Bonus Stages!! This is our favorite episode so far. Check it out!!
http://supermarcatobros.blogspot.com...us-stages.html
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What the hey! *subscribe*

Edit: Hey! You guys did a top ten list without Final Fantasy?


God bless you!

Double Edit: How do I contact you guys? You said to leave a comment but where?

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Haha thanks!!! You can leave a comment on any of our episodes on our blog, or feel free to shoot us an email at supermarcatobros@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!! Take care,
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 05:34 AM
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Episode 7- Castlevania! This week we play and talk about the music of one of video game's most beloved seires: http://supermarcatobros.blogspot.com...stlevania.html
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Aw, man. You didn't use the gnarly Famicom version of Prelude. ;-;
Listening to this! Hoping it's more than the typical "play song -> talk about how 'awesome' or 'not so awesome' song was" dynamic!
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Listening to Ep. 4 (Mega Man) as my introduction to this podcast series...

Starting out, there's too much discussion of subjective opinions ("skippable tracks", "cheesy sounding", "classic", "I love this part"). Personally, I think most of the Mega Man series music is excellent, including Mega Man 8. I can overlook personal opinions, but you need more objective musical discussion. Also, some of the stuff you do discuss is either rudimentary or technically vague. For example, the "delay" effect on most NES music is actually created by duplicating the melody from one square wave channel to the other but using an offset on the starting point (it may also be transposed).

While you discuss MM3, things are better. There is more discussion of chords, scales, and instruments. However, from MM4 all the way to MMX2 you fall back into being subjective. Sometimes the musical discussion is just superficial. Terms like "harmonies", "vibrato", and "rhythm" are thrown around without being specific about how each track is using them. During MM7 and MMX3 you go back to knowing what you're talking about (e.g. mixing, intervals) which is refreshing.

I think your podcast has a good idea, but if you're going to tout the music theory and production aspects, you should really dig into it. Break the songs apart (NSF2MIDI anyone?) and have some notes taken about specific elements ahead of time. What key/mode is it in? What are the chords it uses? What is the time signature? Which rhythms are present?

Also, you could research the composers a little more beforehand. For example, Kinuyo Yamashita (MMX3) did write music for the original Castlevania, but "Vampire Killer" was composed by Satoe Terashima. Also, the Mega Man 10 OST has 46 tracks. It's all right here on the site (check the album notes too).

By the way, the recording and mixing of the podcast is good and clean. Nice balance between music and voiceovers. I can't believe how many other podcasts I've heard that get this wrong (*cough* VGM Decibel *cough*).
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Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate it. We're still getting into the swing of things, but we're always striving to improve. Thanks for taking the time to listen and give your two cents!
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Episode 9: Ys Part I is now up! We're so excited about this episode. It is our favorite we've done so far. Please do check it out.

http://supermarcatobros.blogspot.com...ys-part-1.html
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Episode 12: Ys Part 2 is now up! Once again, we've managed to top all of our previous episodes, making this one our best one yet!! Do check it out:

http://supermarcatobros.blogspot.com...ys-part-2.html
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If you're a fan of Sonic music, you're gonna love this week's episode-- Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. I. It's our favorite episode so far. Enjoy!

http://supermarcatobros.blogspot.com...hog-vol-i.html
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Be sure to check out this week's episode: Credits! We explore some of the most emotional farewells in video games.
Episode 19: Credits
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This week, we have something special: Original Showcase. All original video game music composed by Karl, Will & Marty. We hope you enjoy it. Let us know what you think!
Episode 23: Original Showcase
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On our Season 1 Finale, we are fortunate enough to interview Grant Kirkhope, the legendary composer behind such massive titles as. Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, and many others. This is a really groundbreaking episode for the show, and a great way to go out with a bang! We'll be back in the fall.

Episode 25: Grant Kirkhope (Spotlight + INTERVIEW)
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Hey everyone! While we're on our break between seasons of our podcast, we're still going to be posting new content each week, albeit in different formats. Today, we bring you the first in our series of game reviews, with an emphasis on music. This week, it's the NES classic, DuckTales. We hope you enjoy!

DuckTales NES Review & Music Analysis
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We're back! In our first episode of Season 2 - The History of Video Game Music, we take you on a musical journey, exploring consoles from the Atari 2600 to the Xbox 360. Enjoy!

Episode 26: The History of Video Game Music
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I'm glad to see a video game music podcast again. There has been a huge gap in this area for years since the vgdj podcast fell through over at Overclocked ReMix. I'll certainly be checking this out.
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This week, to kick off Nintendo month, we take a look at the music to the legendary Metroid series!
Episode 33: Metroid
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In this very special episode, Karl & Will explore the music of, arguably the most important series in all of video games: The Legend of Zelda. Featuring special guest Jeron Moore- the creative mind behind The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Zelda 25th Anniversary, and Twilight Symphony. This is without a doubt, one of the most important episodes of the show that you will not want to miss!
Episode 34: The Legend of Zelda
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To wrap up Nintendo month, this week we explore the work of game music's Godfather: Koji Kondo!
Episode 36: Koji Kondo
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