Are you listening to music when you map ?

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  1. Jao

    Jao L1: Registered

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    Do you listen to music when you're mapping ? If so, what kind of music do you listen to ? For my part, I can't do anything with heavy metal ! Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Soilwork, Despised Icon, Divine Heresy, Arch Enemy, Unearth, Beneath The Sky, The Agony Scene and so on !
     
  2. Alexforcefive

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    I've been listening to the new Streetlight Manifesto album, as well as a bunch of System Of A Down and Joanna Newsom
     
  3. drp

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    i think listening to music while mapping is pretty much mandatory, or else you would go insane with the silence
     
  4. Intraman

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    I tend not too. Since when testing the sounds interfer. Though as a composer, I always have music going on in my head so... I guess I do.
     
  5. Dox

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    Hard techno, anything with a fast paced beat and few words i find is great for mapping.
     
  6. Octopus

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    Yes I agree, I either have hardcore techno, or I have Mars Volta and other rock. Sometimes though, I have nothing going, but I am really focused.
    It is weird.

    However Vocal trance is really sick, you should try it out.
     
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  7. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    For mapping, I tend to play melodic alternative, with heavy metal ballods thrown in for variety; RHCP, Foo Fighters, Evanescence, Megadeth, etc. Really puts me in the zen mood. Ingame however, straight up metal and classic rock; Van Halen, Children of Bodum, Dragon Force, Lynard Skynnard, and so on. Great thread btw :D
     
  8. Snipergen

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    mapping without music is boring! of course i listen to music :)

    listen to everything actually mmostly rock, but atm oldschool songs, dire straits, led zeppelin, and well yellowcard :p

    and i love coldplay
     
  9. Scoobingsthe2nd

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    Lately it's been a mix of Bare Naked Ladies and Sigur Ros
     
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  11. Nizzem

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    I'm always listening to music or I have a podcast running while I'm mapping. I like a lot of rock, but my personal library is pretty small. I tend to listen to same 2 vocal artists majority of the time because I find their music so phenomenal. These two musicians being Mike Patton and Maynard Keenan. I also listen to some trance, mainly Infected Mushroom.

    I shall put some links below to my two favorite artists if your interested in a sample of what I listen to.

    Artist: Maynard James Keenan
    Band: Tool
    Song: Sober
    Song: Lateralus

    Band: A Perfect Circle
    Song: Passive

    Band: Puscifer
    Song: Momma Sed

    Artist: Mike Patton
    Band: Mr. Bungle
    Song: Air Conditioned Nightmare(Live)

    Band: Faith No More
    Song: Falling to Pieces

    Band: Tomahawk
    Song: God Hates a Coward (Live)
    Song: Rape This Day
     
  12. MacNetron

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    I appear to have a slightly different taste. A bit older... :)
    Like to listen to the complete range of 60's to 90's.

    An internet radio station with classic rock is 3wk.com. Fun thing is that they also play music I've never heard before. "New" music (although old) may trigger
    creativiness.
    Or some dance/trance mixes on di.fm :)

    But mostly now I listen to 'Gare Du Nord' and 'Roisin Murphy'.

    Roisin Murphy - Overpowered (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlFjf1pWk2c)
    Roisin Murphy - Sow into you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpINtHXjLek)

    Gare Du Nord - Marvin & Miles (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=BL4G0FqrfY4)
     
  13. Squirrelly

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    yea i don't think i would have ever a decent map if i didn't have music.

    they go together so well like peanut butter & jeally
     
  14. YM

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    Music + me + gaming = terribly distracted and off form
     
  15. Thristhart

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    me, i listen to anything by Lemon Demon or Weird Al.

    I think funny music helps you make lighthearted, spirited maps. So Weird Al is a must :D
     
  16. shpladoink

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  17. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    I go to youtube and search of all the early 90's and 80's stuff =) I listen to hip-hop to roxette while i map =p
     
  18. Mindcrime

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    Rush, Yes, Dream Theater, Queen, Styx, Queensryche, Symphony X...

    Any long, intricate, cerebral music usually does the trick for me :)
     
  19. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Rock on brother! \m/
     
  20. timberghost_paintball

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    Sometimes I listen to music but most of the time I listen to podcasts like the control point, ign games, game theory, Bungie, insomniac, Games for Window, Pc Gamer, EGM live, and others podcasts. People talking about gaming inspires me while making games.