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« on: February 10, 2006, 12:26:13 AM »

I like to listen to:

The Who
Frank Zappa
Led Zepplin
Leo Kottke
Queen
Rush
Paul McCarthy

and various other music when I program/script.

What do you program/script by?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2006, 12:32:37 AM »

*Playing: Rammstein - Ich Will from Mutter (03:38)*
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Rammstein
Nickelback
Queen (Snap!)
Dope
Thin Lizzy
And a load of single tracks from various artists...

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2006, 12:50:21 AM »

my experience has been that it's very hard to beat lou reed for programming music.
however more important than the exact music seems to be playing the same album over and over again - helps get you in a good rhythm.

i've also had good experience with dexy's midnight runners, blondie, and danielle howle.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2006, 12:55:20 AM »

Thin Lizzie's good  cheesy

Lou Reed, ZZ TOP and Iggie PoP round out a good evening.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2006, 01:42:47 AM »

Arcana
Ataraxia
Bach
Beethoven
Bill Evans
Blizzard Entertainment (diablo soundtrack's ->exellent:)
Canned Heat
Carl Orff (Carmina Burana)
Danny Elfman
Darkthrone (\m/ for productivity-mode)
Darkwell
Dead can dance
Deep Purple
Die Verbannten Kinder Evas (kinda hard to find)
The Doors
Edvard Grieg (mickey mouse, anyone)
Ella Fitzgerald
Eloy (!!!!)
Estampie (midevalish stuff)
Excalibur Soundtrack
Finntroll (for hyper active mode)
Gustav Holst
Janis Joplin
Jean Baptiste Lully
Jimi Hendrix
John Mayall
John Williams (soundtracks by him)
King Diamond (HEADS ON THE WALL!!!)
Lacrimosa (good atmosphere for inspiration to me)
Led Zeppelin
Liquid Tension Experiment (from the Dream Theatre guys)
Louis Armstrong
Mozart
Negura Bunget (kinda weird stuff from Russia)
Qntal (electronic music with opera-like female vocals, kinda interesting, very nice, and very good to code on)
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Taake (about the only good norwegian black metal band still left besides darkthrone)
Ten years after
The velvet underground (Yep, Lou Reed, me too,... )
Uriah Heep (Gypsy!)
Vangelis
Wanda Landowska (Extreme harpsichord stuff, i love this stuff)
Weltenbrand
Zbigniew Preisner

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2006, 01:58:56 AM »

Anything good without anyone singing/talking/rapping all the time  Thmbsup
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006, 07:28:29 AM »

Wow that last list had some goodies on there.

Hendrix,Mayall,Joplin,Canned Heat,Ten Years After.....can't beat the classics.

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 08:43:37 PM »

Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" has always been a great album for opening floodgates of creativity and productivity.  I also enjoy a playlist of a few hundred Alphaville tracks.  Finally, I've never gone wrong with Blue Mars streams.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2006, 10:53:22 PM »

Im more for:
Rob Zombie
Korn
Bob Marley
Sean Paul
NIN
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2006, 07:59:15 AM »

Im more for:
Rob Zombie
Korn
Bob Marley
Sean Paul
NIN

Musicially, you're my antithesis and I you smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2006, 11:19:22 AM »

Musicially, you're my antithesis and I you smiley

LOL.  Funny thing is most people are shocked that I listen to Rob Zombie (and similiar).  I don't think I come across like a typical fan...
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2006, 12:48:46 PM »

Depends on my mood... NIN, Rammstein, Vader, Koxbox, Infected Mushroom, Dimmu Borgir, Septic Flesh. Sometimes some 'softer' stuff like ERA, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Morcheeba etc. Depends on what kind of coding I do, too - some music is better for debugging, other for coding. Meshuggah has been very good when I have a deadline to make and need some creativity smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2006, 09:38:38 PM »

The big list has some nice stuff... your missing a few tho:

Steely Dan
Pink Floyd
InXS
Dire Straights
Peter Frampton ( just the good album)

Some singles by:
B-52's
Lipps Inc. -- Who can live without Funkytown?  No one!  Thmbsup
Ted Nugent

 cheesy cheesy cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2006, 06:57:23 AM »

Proud of You by Fiona Fung
It's great! I let the song play repeatly everyday while sitting in front of my computer.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2006, 04:53:33 AM »

I only listen to electronic music, working or not. Electronic music covers a wide range; popular genres of electronic music are "techno" and "drum & bass". There is much more, and I listen to much more genres. Some tunes cannot be categorized, but those are rare.

I prefer high tempo music for coding, it helps me stay focused and also makes me work&think faster ;-) But most of the time I just load my playlist in my music player of choice and let it play at random. If a song really disturbs me, I skip it.

For me electronic music is the natural choice of a programmer, but then I also have a high autism quotient...
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2006, 07:39:32 PM »

Just leave this in the background, it'll be ok...
http://www.maz-sound.com/archives/saiko10r9.zip

(from the description on the website)

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   -freeware "algorithmic electronica composer", I always knew it, now that's the proove, techno doesn't require any skills :-)
   -it does not just help for hardware setup problems during live act situations, people never will stand around stupid without dancing while you are solving your audio-problems, if the crowd is drunk enough they won't notice :-]
   -the second main task of Saiko is, even if you are to drunk to locate sliders, you can ask any person to do the job for you meanwhile, even girls! (just a quotation, hehe)
   -doesnt generate pure random stuff, most generated rifflines follow some psychedelic/goa directives
   -combines realtime synthesis + sampling, you can also load wav loop layers (2 loopers + 1 slicer) to add some special events
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2006, 08:39:11 PM »

Mouser pointed out this post when I asked in the IRC channel what everyone likes to listen to while coding.

I am in need of some new stuff to listen to.

Normally I listen to stuff like this:

  • Bjorn Lynne
  • California Guitar Trio
  • Godspeed You Black Emperor
  • Jean Michel Jarre
  • Jethro Tull
  • Joe Satriani
  • Kenny G
  • Mike Oldfield
  • Pink Floyd
  • Shadow Gallery
  • Tracy Scott Silverman
  • Vanessa Mae
  • Yanni
  • Yngwie Malmsteen

I tend to have the idea of the right music not having any distracting lyrics, must be calming in nature, and unless I am sure I damn well know what I am doing, it can't have a bouncy techno beat.

I have a strong attraction to classical guitar, violin, and flute music. They have a certain emotional effect on me that seems to lessen the feelings of frustration that I am prone to (frustration makes me cry).

The exceptions:

  • Albinoni Adagios
  • Hearts of Space

These are reserved for sleeping music and pain management.
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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2006, 09:04:40 PM »

App, you should try some stuff of my list Wink minus the blackmetal stuff.
If you're drawn to classical guitar, violin and fluite music try these:

- Arcana ( http://www.erebusodora.net/arcana/ ) (VERY slow music)
- Ataraxia ( http://www.ataraxia.net/ ) ( they use classical guitar allot, though the vocals may be a bit weird to some that aren't used to strange non-mainstream music Wink )
- Excalibur soundtrack ( this has some excellent flute/classical guitar stuff in it)
- Loituma ( finnish folk stuff )
- Zbigniew Preisner ( this guy makes very mystical classicalish music, wrote several movie soundtracks too)

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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2006, 08:17:47 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions, Gothic...I'll definately look into them.
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2006, 12:09:18 PM »

If anybody is looking for music "off the beaten path" check this out:
http://wfmu.org

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and especially their download page:
http://wfmu.org/onthedownload.php/byartist
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2006, 12:12:05 PM »

I prefer no music or sound at all while coding, but sometimes I put on some Portishead or Leonard Cohen to get myself quasi-depressed and that usually brings out the best ideas smiley
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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2006, 12:25:47 PM »

If anybody is looking for music "off the beaten path" check this out:
http://wfmu.org
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and especially their download page:
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omg! local insanity radio!

I can't listen to that on Tuesday nights unless I am going to give it my full attention, as friends of mine frequently end up on air when they phone in weird 'life stories' to Tom Scharpling.  tongue
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2006, 01:08:17 PM »

Yeah, perhaps that genre is too cerebral for when you need to concentrate.
Although sometimes that's a good thing. I'm right now listening to Special Xmas through the XM Radio at work.
I can't help it, something about offbeat music just pushes my buttons...

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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2006, 03:27:07 PM »

can't beat some soad while coding can i? no.  embarassed
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2007, 03:01:08 PM »

The whole HVSC!
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