Choice of music whilst programming?

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Post » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:32 pm

So Scirrians, what do you listen to when you're programming? Gotta have a bit of tunage playing whilst you're developing!
I tend to listen to chillout music, like Ambient. I find it works nicely since it's not distracting and usually tends to avoid excessive lyrics (I end up focusing on the lyrics and forget short-term information I should be remembering whilst programming )
If that's TOO chill for you, there's always Trance. That tends to be more upbeat than Ambient, so you don't lull yourself to sleep :P
And then other times when I don't have to focus intently, like when creating something I'm very confident with, I'd listen to what I generally do enjoy (70's, 80's, rock, metal, you name it!) since I don't need much focus and can sing along to it awfully!
How about you? Post links if you can!
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Post » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:18 pm

Katy Perry or Daft Punk
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Post » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:53 am

I have been listening to commercial free radio so i do not have to mess with downloading and making a playlist.

http://somafm.com/

DubStep Beyond, Groove salad, Secret agent, and Drone Zone are my favorites. They do not have any vocals, but some of the other stations do.

They do the Burning man radio station too.

For chiptunes I have been doing these streams:
Old arcade music:
http://chip.rainwave.cc/

Old Commodore-64 music
http://www.kohina.com/
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Post » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:47 am

Anything composed by Yoko Kanno, a select few songs from random bands (which is anything from Veteran of the Psychic Wars by BOC to Lead Me by Sanctus Real to You're Going Down by Sick Puppies), anime soundtracks, Coldplay. :)
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Post » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:36 am

I don't always listen music while programming, but when I do, They are the soundtracks of the Amiga Game Shadow Of The Beast.

exemple: Exemple

(I prefer the versions from the "Immortal" album, but it isn't sold anymore.. :sadface: )
Game design is all about decomposing the core of your game so it becomes simple instructions.
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Post » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:40 am

Turmion Ktilt and Sybreed keeps my mind sharp with any work I do.
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Post » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:02 am

I listen to the sound of typing. Yeah, I don't really listen to music while programming, I've tried it before, and I got distracted by busting into dance.
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Post » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:34 am

Personally I prefer electropop, it keeps me motivated.
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Post » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:38 pm

I acually prefer absolute silence. It may be due to me making so much music a day, and also that I tend to analyze music while listening in order to learn new tricks.
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Post » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:52 pm

[QUOTE=tulamide] I acually prefer absolute silence. It may be due to me making so much music a day, and also that I tend to analyze music while listening in order to learn new tricks. [/QUOTE]

Yup. The only strange thing I get sometimes, though, is a desire to listen to music while I'm writing music. I don't do it, I know it's stupid, but I keep wanting to reach for something for some reason.
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