Featured games (91)
games approved by the League of Dukes
Games in Showcase (581)
games submitted by our members
Games in WIP (500)
games currently in development
News: Read the Java Gaming Resources, or peek at the official Java tutorials
    Home     Help   Search   Login   Register   
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
  Do you listen to music when you code?  (Read 1732 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline lcass
« Posted 2013-12-11 18:30:22 »

I love listening to music I often find it helps me with inspiration and stopping me going onto other subjects.
I have a repeating playlist of
Imagine dragons-radioactive
imagine dragons- on top of the world
imagine dragons - demons
imagine dragons -its time
one republic - counting stars
lorde - royals
avicii -levels
asaf avidan - oneday(wanklemut remix)
M83 - Midnight city
muse - uprising
arctic monkeys - do you wanna know?
eurthymics - sweet dreams
AWOLNATION - kill your heroes

Offline Damocles
« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-12-11 18:34:39 »

Webradio: Wink

lots of electronic channels on that site

or casual music:

Offline Mac70
« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-12-11 18:40:02 »

I am sometimes listening to music when I am programming, though I prefer to work in silence.

For programs/libraries I am listening to my favourite music (rock/metal), for games this depends on atmosphere of the game (game soundtrack if I already have it, otherwise just music from the era or stylized).

Check out my Devblog! Smiley
Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline Mike

JGO Wizard

Medals: 69
Projects: 2
Exp: 5 years

Java guru wanabee

« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-12-11 20:43:53 »

There is actually a 8 page thread about this topic already if you're interested in what music people listen to Smiley


My current game, Minecraft meets Farmville and goes online Smiley
State of Fortune | Discussion thread @ JGO
Offline Slyth2727
« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-12-11 22:32:01 »

Oh boy, it'll be interesting if this thread blows up again  Pointing
I generally listen to Bring Me The Horizon (Deathcore) and Relient K/We The Kings. I know, completely different genres but hey, it works for me.

Check out Escaping Vox, a 3D
|\ _\  voxel based puzzler!
Offline Zeta

Junior Member

Medals: 1
Exp: 1 year

« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-12-11 22:42:29 »

I cant listen music while i code it distracts me (maybe because i compose and play music when ever i have time).
its hard for me to consentrate while im listening awesome solo at the same time Grin.

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. -Albert Einstein
Offline opiop65

JGO Kernel

Medals: 124
Projects: 7
Exp: 3 years

Team Alluminum

« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-12-11 22:49:58 »

I love listening to music whenever I can, I grew up with it in my life constantly. My dad plays the guitar, sings, plays the bass and can play some drums, and I've been listening to the same genre/artists since I was very young. It just helps me concentrate.

Offline Varkas
« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-12-11 23:44:02 »

Music distracts me too much when I code. It's fine though for the creative part of game design, helps to come up with new ideas.

if (error) throw new Brick(); // Blog (german):
Offline actual

JGO Coder

Medals: 24

« Reply #8 - Posted 2013-12-12 01:10:41 »

I like Coffitivity. I often listen to it without music. Gives me some background noise without being too distracting.
Online Agro
« Reply #9 - Posted 2013-12-12 01:30:33 »

i end up watching the music video :/

Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline saucymeatman
« Reply #10 - Posted 2013-12-12 01:41:05 »

(+1 for that very cool!)

I listen to things that make me attack the bugs with my anger! Not screamo but death punk.
The Misfits : Last Caress
The Misfits : American Psycho
The Misfits : Die Die My Darling
The Misfits : Hunting Humans
The Misfits : Descending Angels

The White Stripes are great too!

The more caffeine, sugar, and anger I can get into my system the more code I write.
Offline Rorkien
« Reply #11 - Posted 2013-12-12 03:21:48 »

Any sort of hip electronic music will satisfy me. Usually some underground stuff, mostly 2hu.
Offline CodeHead

JGO Coder

Medals: 35

From rags to rags.

« Reply #12 - Posted 2013-12-12 04:36:06 »

I usually listen to low key techno while I code. Lately I've been on a Bonobo kick, but Sasha and Digweed, Orbital, and BT have been getting a lot of rotation in my player as well. Every once in a while I'll throw in some Yoshida Brothers just to mix it up.

Arthur: Are all men from the future loud-mouthed braggarts?
Ash: Nope. Just me baby...Just me.
Offline zngga
« Reply #13 - Posted 2013-12-12 06:35:08 »

Infected Mushrooms anyone?

My code never has bugs... it just develops unexpected features!
Offline Rayexar

Junior Member

Medals: 2

« Reply #14 - Posted 2013-12-12 13:18:51 »

I mainly listen to instrumentals of any genre. Songs with words seem to distract me from programming and reading because my focus is split between the song and the work. Working in silence seems to help me most with concentration though.
Offline deepthought
« Reply #15 - Posted 2013-12-12 14:36:40 »

Basshunter, cascada, Metallica, Dokken, Chuck Berry, Stray Cats

jocks rule the highschools. GEEKS RULE THE WORLD MWAHAHAHA!!
captain failure test game
Offline actual

JGO Coder

Medals: 24

« Reply #16 - Posted 2013-12-12 15:06:50 »

(+1 for that very cool!)

When I originally heard about it, I thought it was just a gimmick, but once I tried it I loved it. If you like white noise but are in the mood for something geekier, you could always try listening to the idling of the TOS or TNG Enterprise.
Offline NegativeZero

JGO Coder

Medals: 14
Projects: 2

Zero but not.

« Reply #17 - Posted 2013-12-13 00:56:41 »

I listen to various albums, depending on my mood.

Paul McCartney - Band on the Run
The Stranglers - Peaches
Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
David Gilmour - Live in Gdansk

The Beatles:
  • Abbey Road
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • The White Album

Electric Light Orchastra:
  • Out of the Blue
  • Discovery

Pink Floyd:
  • Piper at the gates of Dawn
  • A Saucerful of Secrets
  • Obscured by Clouds
  • More
  • Meddle
  • Dark Side of the Moon
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Animals
  • The Wall
  • The Final Cut
  • Momentary Lapse of Reason
  • The Division Bell
Offline niroshido

Junior Member

Medals: 5
Exp: 4 years

« Reply #18 - Posted 2013-12-13 01:22:36 »

I listen to a lot of music, it depends on everything really. However if i am struggling to resolve a problem i simply stop music and concentrate
however, here is a list of different music that i would listen to.

Pink Floyd
Welcome to the machine
Comfortably Numb

Jean Michel Jarre
Oxygene I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX
Equinoxe I, II, III, VII,
Calypso III Fin de siecle

Mike Oldfield
Moonlight shadow
Far above the clouds
Tubular Bells

Led Zepplin
(i am a stickler for this one song) Stairway to Heaven

Adam and the Ants
Stand and Deliver (when things are working really well i listen to this)

Infected Mushroom
Dream Theatre (old mix)
Roll us a giant
Return of the shadow
Dirty 80's
Power of the celtics

Hans Zimmer



BggProductions (this guy made 2 albums drawing inspiration from Stephen King's The dark tower series)
Lud God drums
Blue Heaven

then i might also listen to (trance) or 1 step from hell
also, Vivaldi - the four season, winter
Offline JFixby
« Reply #19 - Posted 2013-12-13 17:58:42 »

If you have a VK account, then this girl's play-list should be good for coding:

I was listening the "imagine dragons-radioactive" from there exact that moment I opened this topic.

my dev log:
Offline tom_mai78101
« Reply #20 - Posted 2013-12-24 13:53:59 »

By all means, just use this while you're looking for a song, and it will help you get yourself into the mood.
Offline Ghidra

Senior Newbie

Medals: 3

« Reply #21 - Posted 2014-01-01 05:08:25 »

There is actually a 8 page thread about this topic already if you're interested in what music people listen to Smiley

That thread is related to this one, but the original question wasn't "What music do you listen to when you code?"

I don't listen to music when I code.  I write code, take a break to listen to music when I need it, then get back to writing code.  Good music is, unfortunately, too much of a distraction.  If the music is mediocre then I probably wouldn't even notice it.  If the music was bad, then it would probably end up in "distraction" territory again. 

When it comes to music versus silence, silence wins by a longshot.
Offline kpars

JGO Ninja

Medals: 57
Projects: 4
Exp: 2 years

Kemoy Labs/Radirius Game/Engine Developer

« Reply #22 - Posted 2014-01-01 14:13:11 »


Usually I listen to Hive365 ( when I code, and if Auto-DJ is playing or I don't like the music that's being played I just listen to the Knytt Underground OST, or whatever comes to mind.

- Jev

"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out." ¤¤ Kemoy Labs:
Offline lcass
« Reply #23 - Posted 2014-01-07 23:37:21 »

Love this track , you may know it from 28 days later but it is just amazing. In the house in a heartbeat.
Offline jonjava
« Reply #24 - Posted 2014-01-08 13:55:52 »

Offline theagentd
« Reply #25 - Posted 2014-01-08 20:42:52 »
I code the best when in constant cringe mode.

Oh, in case you don't understand Japanese:
The song is more Engrishu than Japanese.

Offline lcass
« Reply #26 - Posted 2014-01-08 20:46:38 »

or the songs from house , teardrop and end credits
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  


Add your game by posting it in the WIP section,
or publish it in Showcase.

The first screenshot will be displayed as a thumbnail.

xsi3rr4x (55 views)
2014-04-15 18:08:23

BurntPizza (53 views)
2014-04-15 03:46:01

UprightPath (66 views)
2014-04-14 17:39:50

UprightPath (49 views)
2014-04-14 17:35:47

Porlus (66 views)
2014-04-14 15:48:38

tom_mai78101 (90 views)
2014-04-10 04:04:31

BurntPizza (151 views)
2014-04-08 23:06:04

tom_mai78101 (246 views)
2014-04-05 13:34:39

trollwarrior1 (204 views)
2014-04-04 12:06:45

CJLetsGame (211 views)
2014-04-01 02:16:10
List of Learning Resources
by SHC
2014-04-18 03:17:39

List of Learning Resources
by Longarmx
2014-04-08 03:14:44

Good Examples
by matheus23
2014-04-05 13:51:37

Good Examples
by Grunnt
2014-04-03 15:48:46

Good Examples
by Grunnt
2014-04-03 15:48:37

Good Examples
by matheus23
2014-04-01 18:40:51

Good Examples
by matheus23
2014-04-01 18:40:34

Anonymous/Local/Inner class gotchas
by Roquen
2014-03-11 15:22:30 is not responsible for the content posted by its members, including references to external websites, and other references that may or may not have a relation with our primarily gaming and game production oriented community. inquiries and complaints can be sent via email to the info‑account of the company managing the website of java‑
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Managed by Enhanced Four Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!