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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jazzc, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I just discovered that my productivity while coding gets improved while listening to Bach. Damn! I usually listen to Epic/Doom Metal while coding, but it 's more like a quick fix, while the Bach effect is like a long distance runner.

    I guess I will be doing the Baroque during the low energy days from now on. :D
     
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    Stay away from Mozart...LOL

    http://articles.cnn.com/1999-08-25/...t-frances-rauscher-mozart-sonata?_s=PM:HEALTH


     
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    That's quite the jump, from Epic/Doom metal to Bach.

    When I'm doing work I like to have some mellow music playing, like downtempo, ambient, etc.

    In other words, music without lyrics.
     
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    That is very interesting. I am always listening to classic rock solos mostly (slash, orianthi, deff, zeppelin, etc)

    I will switch it up to some Bach now and see what happens.
     
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    Lounge, Jazz, Classic for coding.
     
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    anyone ever listened to iMusic suite?
     
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    To add to my "coding" music, here's what I typically listen to while working:

    Ulrich Schnauss, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Ulf Lohmann, and others that I'm blanking on now.
     
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  9. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I use 1 FM - Otto 's Baroque Music (shoutcast link).
    Also, I like Great Bach and his Family (again, shoutcast link)

    You can create a real desktop app for Shoutcast by using Opera 's widget functionality (enable opera unite, download the widget creator app, visit the Shoutcast directory, click the creator 's icon, bam - you have a real desktop app to add to your shortcuts)
     
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    Have any of you tried Spotify? Do any of you guys have any public playlists?
     
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  12. jazzc

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    Yes, it was nice for a while, but if I have to lose time chosing tracks all the time, it 's not a benefit. :) So, I prefer online "radio". They do the hard work for you. ;)
     
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    I love Spotify and use it at work, but I haven't made any playlists yet (too lazy...LOL)

     
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    Ya agreed, but its fun building playlists with friends, especially those that like the same kind of music. Dynamic playlists FTW.
     
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    I love spotify too.
     
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    Recently I'm experiencing almost the same thing.
    I like all types of music. Everything except Top 40 and I like to think I can listen to dubstep, metal, underground hip hop, hard bop,
    classic rock and the rest while doing work but the last few weeks I start listening to only Mozart and binaural brainwave music while
    working and my productivity shot through the roof in every area of life. I told some of my friends about it and they get similar results with chores and homework.
     
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    drum n bass is my working music and occasionally dubby minimalist dubstep. good drums, nice dubby bass and not too much going on on top puts me in that working / coding frame of mind.
     
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    I thought the same thing as you, but it seems a lot of Spotify users have no idea about things like Spotibot (I didn't when I first started using it). Using Spotibot is just like using Pandora. You put in a few artists and it builds a playlist for you that you can drag and drop to your Spotify. Because it pulls from the Last.fm user database, I like a much higher % of the songs than on Pandora's algorithm, too!

    Anyone using Spotify should definitely give it a go!

    http://spotibot.com

    My favorite background playlist is jazz, but it all depends on the mood. I'll definitely give Bach a go after reading this
     
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    I don't really listen to classical music but I love death/gothic/power/symphonic/melodeath/neoclassical metal and was listening to classical video game music last night (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)

    I thought I'd recommend listening to this harpsichord cover:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3yXAMiFgyI
     
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    Baroque music in general is excellent productivity music. Besides Bach, try Telleman and Vivaldi.
     
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