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Offline Szymanski

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« Posted 2014-04-13 09:07:50 »

Hey all, first time posting here. I don't know of it has been asked before (probably has) here, but I was wondering what kind of music you all listened to, if any, during those long code hauls. I'm partial to some techno/house myself, but I'm super curious to what others have to say Smiley.

Offline Gibbo3771

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2014-04-13 09:10:43 »

Lol Gangsta Rap, Rap, Rock... I am hella random when it comes to music.

However if I had a favorite genre/artist it would be Ice Cube.

And yes, I am white :p

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Offline Szymanski

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2014-04-13 09:15:26 »

No shame! Smiley I totally understand though. Im pretty all over the wall sometimes too with my music selection
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Offline Opiop
« Reply #3 - Posted 2014-04-13 12:18:33 »

Love my metal!

Gojira (French band), Soilwork (I personally know the drummer AND they are Swedish, so extra cool) and Mastodon. Also some Knife Party occasionally Wink

I don't know, I've always listened to rock/metal, I can't imagine not having it in my life!
Offline Szymanski

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2014-04-13 19:35:12 »

Right on! Yes, you have to have some metal in your playlist! Smiley Classical is nice every once in a while as well, and I'll definitely check out some of those composers.
Offline Spacebeans
« Reply #5 - Posted 2014-04-13 19:42:36 »

Ambient is king, but sometimes I want something with a bit of complexity. Sometimes I listen to EDM, and when you do, try at all times to avoid anything with "Dubstep" in the title. Psychedelic EDM, Electro-Swing is AMAZING. And so is french house, that's how daft punk got their style.

If your in crunch time and need to get something done, drum and bass is fast as hell. Try spor or some other artist. I know some bass music will get you through some debugging, but it is NOT for adding features. It just jumbles up your brain.

For concentrating, I recommend really ambient music, even if its something with 8bit bleeps.
For working FAST I recommend drum and bass, and Spor.
For thinking creatively, Daft Punk, Electro-Swing, French House music, and EDM.
For debugging, Classical all the way man.
Offline princec

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2014-04-13 20:07:50 »

Battledroid is currently being coded to:

Sun Araw
Godspeed you, Black Emperor!
Money Mark

Cas Smiley

Offline Slyth2727
« Reply #7 - Posted 2014-04-13 20:35:51 »

There's been about a million of these threads.

I'll still post on em anyways.
I listen to a mix of Klaypex (EDM), Bring Me the Horizon (Metal), The Word Alive (Metal), We Came As Romans (Metal), and Relient K (Rock, but their newer stuff is more pop-like and sucks).
Of course you can never go wrong with the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. Very... inspirational.  Pointing
Beautiful music.

Just watch. In a few weeks, we'll have another one of these threads.
Offline kpars
« Reply #8 - Posted 2014-04-13 21:04:29 »

Seriously? Again?

There's already been a ton of these threads.

- Jev
Offline jonjava
« Reply #9 - Posted 2014-04-13 21:09:29 »

I haven't seen one in ages. Maybe my memory fails me. I just wish it'd be easier to get a quick listen to whatever it is people are listening to. Might find something new and interesting - but I don't much bother copy paste searching etc.

On that note, I've mostly been listening to jazz and this recently:

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Offline Andre Lopes
« Reply #10 - Posted 2014-04-15 02:41:01 »

Justin Bieber , Rihanna.


Metallica, Scooter, U2, 80's,90's rock.Phil Collins, etc.
Offline philfrei
« Reply #11 - Posted 2014-04-15 02:57:10 »

Just watched my first "Resident Evil" picture ever--(from library: "Extinction"). Had to check out Milla's website after that. Did you know she was a musician? There are quite a few links of her demo songs/cuts.

I've only listened to two so far since my computer is partitioned such that the web-viewing side does not have audio (please don't ask). One cut seemed influenced by Sade, the other a bit more in the direction of Bjork. She's pretty good, though maybe hasn't developed as clear a sound/identity as either of these other two. The production quality is good.

And it's Milla Jojovich.  Kiss

[EDIT] The more of these I listen to, the more I like them. There's a pretty wide range. Also, some are a bit more raw in sound production than others.

music and music apps:
Offline Coldstream24

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2014-04-15 04:10:39 »

I'll list some:
House (deep, mainly)
Trance (not trouse though)

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Offline kpars
« Reply #13 - Posted 2014-04-15 12:14:30 »

Well right now I'm working on a game that has a lot of music in it. I'd prefer to code with it in the background rather than listening to a different playlist. It sort of puts you into the mood.

As of right now the game has a dark, ambient, chiptune soundtrack, which I rarely see nowadays. Cheesy

- Jev
Offline philfrei
« Reply #14 - Posted 2014-04-15 23:26:25 »

Does that mean you are using generative composition, a score synthesized on the fly? Or a midi-driven piece that uses wave-table based synthesis?
I'm slowly working towards being able to do this with FM synthesis (but could combine wavetable synthesis). Would be really cool to get some (what I call) "Ligeti" textures (orchestrally dense but used in an ambient way, creating suspenseful textures rather than discernible melodies/harmonies) that could be manipulated via an API. Or "Steve Reich" influenced (thinking "Music for 18 musicians" sort of layerings) controllable via an API.

music and music apps:
Offline Grunnt

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Complex != complicated

« Reply #15 - Posted 2014-04-16 09:24:21 »


As in, real birds, outside.

Other than that I like silence.

Offline Kefwar
« Reply #16 - Posted 2014-04-16 14:58:03 »

I like to listen to Hardstyle while coding Tongue

Offline Jacob Pickens
« Reply #17 - Posted 2014-04-16 15:17:03 »

8-bit music.

Hell of a lot of Dubstep.

Ambient game music and tracks.

My family fighting over something.

Offline kpars
« Reply #18 - Posted 2014-04-16 15:31:41 »

My family fighting over something.

I can't tell if you're trying to start a sob story to get medals or if you seriously need help.

- Jev
Offline Jacob Pickens
« Reply #19 - Posted 2014-04-16 15:33:49 »

I was joking. Haha Not trying to start anything.

Offline Roquen

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2014-04-16 16:36:38 »

Recently: Sound of the keyboard.
Offline kpars
« Reply #21 - Posted 2014-04-16 16:44:38 »

Recently: Sound of the keyboard.

Mech guy as well? Cheesy

- Jev
Offline Drenius
« Reply #22 - Posted 2014-04-16 17:46:18 »

Recently: Sound of the keyboard.
You got a medal from Jev. Surprise.
Offline Opiop
« Reply #23 - Posted 2014-04-16 17:55:13 »

Recently: Sound of the keyboard.
You got a medal from Jev. Surprise.
Whoa now, no need to get angry.
Offline HeroesGraveDev

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2014-04-16 19:34:46 »

Are you guys off topic or are those the actual names of songs you listen to?

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2014-04-16 19:45:39 »


Ehehehehe Cheesy

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Offline kingroka123
« Reply #26 - Posted 2014-04-16 20:24:56 »

Pan!c at The Disco, Fallout Boy, little bit of rap, and a random assortment of others Pointing
Offline Jeasonfire

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« Reply #27 - Posted 2014-04-20 13:47:31 »

Owl City, CarboHydroM and more recently, Lindsey Stirling. Sometimes Knife Party or Deadmau5.

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