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Do you even listen to anything at all or do you prefer to work in absolute silence?

Just curious ;)

Personally, I like to listen to some calm, soothing music in the background, preferably without any singing whatsoever. This usually helps me a great deal to get "into the zone" and just start solving whatever problem gets in my way. Some movie soundtracks are great for this - for example my standard go-to music would be the "Kundun" soundtrack by Philip Glass:

Kundun (Soundtrack) - 18 Escape to India


It's not really that calm and soothing, but has a certain ... uh ... atmosphere (?) ... don't know why, but I could listen to this the whole day and just be productive.

Any favourites of yours?

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Re: During coding/scripting/modding - what music do you listen to?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 21:26:56 »
Not any favourite really, I just press play and let any music fill the air. It's a big shuffle between Credence, ACDC, Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, a couple of Argie rock groups, REM, Queen and a couple more.
But the funny thing is that I don't pay any sort of attention to the music... more than one time my player froze for x reason (a track in an unrecognised software, a glitch, whatever) and it can be hours before I notice that the music stopped playing :P
And most times I just forget to even start the damn thing, so it can be safe to assume that I do most of my work in silence...


But the whole sooting music in the background does sound like a good idea... what drove you into it?

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Re: During coding/scripting/modding - what music do you listen to?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 22:05:34 »
But the whole sooting music in the background does sound like a good idea... what drove you into it?
Don't know. Coding in silence works, too, although usually there is always some kind of distracting background noise - music helps to hide this noise and to set a relaxing tone in the background instead. I usually choose slower instrumental pieces, so I won't get distracted by the vocals or the aggressive beats.

It's not a must for me, just a habit. ;)

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Re: During coding/scripting/modding - what music do you listen to?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 15:12:32 »
Bleh, double post, but these are pretty good, too:

BRIAN ENO - PROPHECY THEME


BRIAN ENO - AN ENDING (ascent) (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

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Re: During coding/scripting/modding - what music do you listen to?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 18:13:17 »
Either silence, or else music from within the game. In the case of Nexus that means the original game music or the music from the mods within the game. So lately I 'discovered' Freespace music. ;)

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Re: During coding/scripting/modding - what music do you listen to?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 20:58:59 »
I need to get rid of noises of urban environment around me, so music is sure choice for me during modding. Arch Enemy, Battlelore, Darzmat, ReVamp, Tarja and other things from such genre.
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Re: During coding/scripting/modding - what music do you listen to?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 02:39:29 »
Well, for me it mostly depends on what I'm coding and how tired I am. If I'm going to be coding for a while or I'm tired I generally listen to trance, techno, or metal. If I'm awake or don't need to go at the code for a long time it's normally some battle music, such as the tracks I've included in my mod. Though, sometimes silence works nicely to  ;)

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Re: During coding/scripting/modding - what music do you listen to?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 05:35:07 »
Well, I don't really code, or mod. But I write!

It's the same thing is it not?? If my opinion mattes, I'll say that I listen to soft Rock, & Classical Music.

Like Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Death Cab for Cutie, some Bach, & Coldplay/Snow Patrol/The Postal Service...etc...
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Re: During coding/scripting/modding - what music do you listen to?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 08:50:51 »
I don't like working in silence, drives me mad. But as for what I listen to? I have quite wide ranging tastes, sometimes it's the likes of Rainbow & Led Zepplin... Evanescence or Within Temptation.

Softer, slower music like Fleetwood Mac or Amy MacDonald  works a treat too. And then there's quite a bit in between as well, too much to mention.
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