Which songs do you listen to while working on your project?

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    Ekanselttar It's Finally Happening Veteran

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    Hello Everyone,Ekan's back with a new thread.

    What songs do you listen to while doing some game dev? (Optional : You can say where did you hear the song the first time)

    (and as a little thing in the side,I'll listen to every song you listen to and I'll pick the ones I like the best)

    My Playlist :

    • Shook - Milestones (Heard this one on Better Call Saul,1st Episode)
    • Chris Joss - Tune Down (Another Better Call Saul track,7th Episode)
    • George Baker - Little Green Bag (From Reservoir Dogs intro)
    • Stealer's Wheel Stuck in The Middle With You (Reservoir Dogs)

    My Picks :

    • OST - Journey (amaSenpai)

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    Kes Global Moderators Global Mod

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    This forum is for discussing general principles of game making which are applicable to many games.

    I am therefore moving this to General Lounge.
     
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    What I'm listening to largely depends on what aspect of game dev I'm working on, though it typically always involves 8tracks.


    When working on art or pixels, I require things that are loud and fast and have some base to them. I don't even have to LIKE the songs, they just need to have so much energy in them that they keep me pumped up and ready to go. I can't even give good examples, because I don't even pay attention to what it is half the time.


    When I'm writing, it's got to be instrumental music that fits the genre and mood of what I'm working on. Again, I just abuse 8tracks. Type in the flavour I want and find an instrumental mix that says it's got that flare and just let it do it's own thing.


    Sometimes I'll go to youtube and look up game soundtracks.


    On the very rare chance I'm in the editor working on events or database - I just listen to music from the program on loop endlessly.


    Sorry I can't list specifics! I honestly don't pay attention to what it is.
     
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    Ekanselttar It's Finally Happening Veteran

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    Thanks for making me discover this terrific website.
     
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    When I need to concentrate and keep my stress down I listen to the Journey OST.
     
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    I'm one of those crazy people who mix having music on or having dvd's playing.  So far, since I've only had this a bit over a week and was on vacation from work, it's been all dvd's - mostly 3 Stooges and Various Star Trek.  Though I did use the Dune Saga for background too  (the 1984 movie, plus the 2 Sci-Fi Channel mini series).  That killed an entire day off!

    For music it's mostly Classical or Jazz.  Some Electronic (like Kitaro and Vangelis) and "New Age" (like Doa and Andreas Volenweider's early stuff) though today it was a few different arrangements of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.

    In general - TV and Movies I have seen enough to be familiar with so it's not too distracting.  Music should be mostly instrumental and have very long single tracks - no bunches of 3 minute things.
     
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    I listen to epic music, like Tutti Sound, Machinimasound, Two Steps from Hell, Instrumental Core, Really Slow Motion etc. Basically I mostly like music without lyrics. 
     
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    Background music that depends on what I'm making. Small maps and apartments get tranquil tracks, cities get loud orchestral songs like this Dynasty Warriors theme.

    I also think Undertale's Death by Glamour fits for raves or nightclub maps.
     
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    Little bit of everything. I live, breathe, eat music so I study and appreciate nearly everything. Some exceptions here and there, of course. 

    The ones I like to work to in particular though are progressive rock, metal, classical music (especially the romantic era), synth rock/pop (love my 80s), swing, and game OSTs. In general, instrumental music keeps me focused more. When I listen to music with lyrics I'm going to sing. Loudly. 
     
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    Final Fantasy X Piano Collections. Always.

    Keeps me focused.
     
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    I listen to Chrono Cross/Trigger and Suikoden II OST's. c:

    When I get sick of it, I listen to any sub genres between metal and rock.
     
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    Lately I've been listening to Tsukematsukeru by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on repeat until I get a headache. which is a perfect excuse to not do any more game-dev'n after that.
    It's about fake eyelashes or something, which doesn't speak to me at all. 

    Also, anamanagushi, but apparently they are mainstream now which makes them slightly uncool.
     
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    Usually internet radio like www.slayradio.org
     
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    I usually watch tv or some other stuff via Chromecast, but if i hear music, it's some mix of:


    - Blind Guardian


    - Lostprophets


    - Rise Against


    - Paramore


    - Waterflame


    - similar artists or single tracks.
     
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    I always use the Chrono Trigger/ Chrono Cross, RPG Maker 2003 most catchy themes and even some of the Earthbound soundtrack
     
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    * Searches for epic battle music on youtube... 

    @Sakun do you own the Chrono Trigger OST CD or just the youtube version?   
     
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    The OST CD
     
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    When I first started, I listened to a variety of music ranging from techno to heavy metal and punk rock (especially Green Day).

    But now I usually listen to techno, electro, and house when I am working on projects. any other time I listen to heavy metal or classic rock.

    The song I listened to the most when I first started was probably "Know Your Enemy" by Green Day. The first time I heard it was at a concert with my ex-girlfriend. They played it much faster than they normally do, it was great xD.
     
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