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TheDeacon
05-25-2010, 12:51 PM
Hey guys, I have a question for you.

Now, excluding the animators who follow the rules of the school of Richard Williams' Animators Survival Guide-

What do you listen to while you do your CG work?

Dexter2999
05-25-2010, 01:00 PM
Almost anything while modeling. (High BPM dance/techno seem to increase my productivity)

Nothing while animating unless it is the track I am animating to.

hrgiger
05-25-2010, 01:18 PM
Well, it wasn't listed in the poll but I generally listen to mp3s on my computer.

Matt
05-25-2010, 01:18 PM
You're missing computer based music in that poll i.e. iTunes, which it what I mostly listen to, but occasionally I fire up Erikalst's YouTube channel and listen to him, I like his accent, I find it soothing! (No really!)

:)

BeeVee
05-25-2010, 01:27 PM
This just rocks my socks: http://thru-you.com/

B

DBMiller
05-25-2010, 01:31 PM
None of the above. I listen to a stereo system playing either my local classic rock station or cds.

JeffrySG
05-25-2010, 01:35 PM
I didn't know what to pick but I usually listen through iTunes and then it's either a podcast (FXGuide, This American Life, NPR, etc), or music that I have on my computer (mp3s). Occasionally I'll listen to Pandora radio online but not too much.

TheDeacon
05-25-2010, 01:38 PM
This just rocks my socks: http://thru-you.com/

B

absolutely badass

Lewis
05-25-2010, 02:02 PM
Internet Radio.

halley
05-25-2010, 02:32 PM
This just rocks my socks: http://thru-you.com/

B

Now that's cool! Reminds me of the Verb

R.Feeney
05-25-2010, 04:13 PM
Audio books or Computer based music

StereoMike
05-25-2010, 04:16 PM
Thanks for these links, Beevee and Oliver, totally dig it!
Pomplamoose (http://www.youtube.com/user/PomplamooseMusic#p/c/F125407272F3C1A4/2/meT2eqgDjiM) (on youtube) do similar things (what you see is what you hear), but have a different style.

rapscallion
05-25-2010, 04:20 PM
Drone Zone on iTunes Radio

clagman
05-25-2010, 04:28 PM
Anything that plays Nick cave and the bad seeds lol

digefxgrp
05-25-2010, 04:42 PM
What...No CD, DVD, BD, media streamer, stereo system category? :stumped:

shrox
05-25-2010, 05:05 PM
I usually put on a movie that kind of reflects what I am working on.

geothefaust
05-25-2010, 05:26 PM
You're missing "Other". ;)

It depends. Throughout the day I change it up a bit - I listen to music on my home server, I listen to internet radio stations, and sometimes I turn on NPR if I need to be depressed to create something depressing looking, lol.


For a while I was also listening to a friends home audio server. Haven't done that in a while!

geothefaust
05-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Anything that plays Nick cave and the bad seeds lol

Nice!

Bauhaus? Souixsie? Kate Bush?

oliversimonnet
05-25-2010, 05:28 PM
just about anything
sometimes nothing tho :)

Twisted_Pixel
05-25-2010, 05:43 PM
Usually nothing, boss thinks it's a distraction. I've gotten so used to it at work, I've brought the habit home ><

JamesCurtis
05-26-2010, 05:43 AM
Actually, nothing here too - most of the time.

3DGFXStudios
05-26-2010, 06:02 AM
22tracks.com

Lightwolf
05-26-2010, 06:22 AM
http://www.motorfm.de (radio stream)

Cheers,
Mike

regenerator
05-26-2010, 08:41 AM
Wasn't listed but I listen to talk radio not just internet based

Iain
05-26-2010, 09:27 AM
6music from the bbc

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/

cagey5
05-26-2010, 09:30 AM
6music from the bbc

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/

That's what I'm listening to right now :) Currently Gorrilaz.

Iain
05-26-2010, 09:44 AM
That's what I'm listening to right now :) Currently Gorrilaz.

Lamacq is a bit boring but that's the great thing-its actually more about the music than the DJs.
I suppose it was inevitable it would be shut down as the X Factor generation only likes music that Simon Cowell approves:help:.

wfstecko
05-26-2010, 09:50 AM
At home, where I do my CG work Silence is Golden. In the office it's another story altogether. I get to listen to people in all the offices surrounding mine shout at each other in their semi-heated and never ending political debates that can range in topic from global warming to publicly funded hemorrhoid extractions.

:help:

W

cagey5
05-26-2010, 09:53 AM
Generally if I'm actually doing some modelling etc I prefer silence. Music from any and all of the poll listing when browsing.

@Iain I think/hope R6 will get a reprieve.

Tzan
05-26-2010, 10:05 AM
In order of most listened to.

1. CNN on tv, its behind me so its like a radio, until something interesting happens. Its impossible to have a real show on since they are so visual and distracting.
2. iTunes radio - Big R Radio
3. WBCN local radio through CBS internet radio on computer
3. CD in computer
4. Lately I've been clicking around on YouTube listening to Gorillaz I really need to get the CDs
5. silence

TheDynamo
05-26-2010, 11:23 AM
When modeling, progressive metal (Kamelot, Queensryche, DreamTheater) although I usually have stuff like that in a mix playlist.

When animating, usually the track I'm animating to be it VO or something else. :)

Titus
05-26-2010, 11:35 AM
Internet based talk.

Philbert
05-26-2010, 12:13 PM
Almost anything while modeling. (High BPM dance/techno seem to increase my productivity)

Agree 100%, particularly The Crystal Method. Their "Legion of Boom" album is great for this.

PeteS
05-26-2010, 12:44 PM
With this many hours behind a computer, it's really a mix. For me, Stern in the morning, then computer and internet music rest of the day.

sampei
05-26-2010, 01:01 PM
am I the only one that talks to LightWave? anyway I follow Milt Kahl's rule of silence religiously. He was a master amongst masters and besides I get distracted so easily.

Cryonic
05-26-2010, 02:40 PM
I either play mp3s off my thumb drives or stream tunes off a shoutcast server to one of the computers nearby where I happen to be working.

Silkrooster
05-26-2010, 10:30 PM
Either Itunes, Ipod or when I need to concentrate, silence with the latter being the majority.

colkai
05-27-2010, 04:24 AM
I never listen to music whilst working, far too distracting for me.
I'm either doing music, or summat else, but my brain won't allow me to switch out music if it's on.

edit:

I follow Milt Kahl's rule of silence religiously. He was a master amongst masters and besides I get distracted so easily.

That's the guy, yep, I always think of his quote when this topic comes up. :)

TheGarf
05-27-2010, 06:56 AM
I listen a lot to the free internet music streaming service Grooveshark:
http://listen.grooveshark.com/#

It's very nice! :thumbsup:

BeeVee
05-27-2010, 01:32 PM
Everyone should listen to BBC 6 Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/6music/ That way it might not get cancelled...

B

littlewaves
05-27-2010, 01:35 PM
Everyone should listen to BBC 6 Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/6music/ That way it might not get cancelled...

B

seconded

speismonqui
05-27-2010, 01:42 PM
di.fm on a playlist in winamp, i agree with dexter... drum&bass and goa psy trance channels increase my mood and productivity :devil:
Also alternative rock channel once in a while also from di.fm (check it out)

cagey5
05-27-2010, 01:42 PM
thirded.

speismonqui
05-27-2010, 01:56 PM
[QUOTE=Sampei;1023923]am I the only one that talks to LightWave?
:agree:
I usually talk with lw or any other app Im workin on, and not nicely... i guess thats why everyone keeps staring at me like... is he insane? :)

erikals
05-27-2010, 04:26 PM
cars running by
the bird singing at 3.00am, a damn early bird
the washing machine
farts/sneezes/rumbling
the girls next door 20db discussions on the last episode of "sex and the city"
moaning from the woman upstairs, i'm sure she's faking it.
the favorite is probably the sound of opening a can of beer

GandB
05-27-2010, 08:46 PM
Well; you may find this odd...but I listen to the Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack when working. I find it both relaxing and inspiring for some reason. I listen primarily to my computer's library of songs.

Mr Rid
05-27-2010, 10:33 PM
This just rocks my socks: http://thru-you.com/

B

Yeah thats a fave. I love sampling. EBN (Emergency Broadcast Network) did this sorta audio/visual mix stuff in the mid 90s, before it was termed 'mashup.' In fact, one of the band members Greg Deocampo was a developer of v1 of After Effects.

'Electronic Behavior Control system' vid from '95-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf8cWuxweyk

geothefaust
05-27-2010, 10:37 PM
Well; you may find this odd...but I listen to the Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack when working. I find it both relaxing and inspiring for some reason. I listen primarily to my computer's library of songs.

Totally with you on that. I love the soundtrack to Conan. Good stuff... Used to also play it when we were gaming though, so I guess it's pretty universal for me. :D

TheDeacon
05-28-2010, 12:03 AM
Yeah thats a fave. I love sampling. EBN (Emergency Broadcast Network) did this sorta audio/visual mix stuff in the mid 90s, before it was termed 'mashup.' In fact, one of the band members Greg Deocampo was a developer of v1 of After Effects.

'Electronic Behavior Control system' vid from '95-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf8cWuxweyk

EBN totally rocks. i have a video tape they released long ago, and the album they released. I loved those guys.... didn't know that about Greg Deocampo- that's friggin awesome.

archijam
05-28-2010, 01:38 AM
RadioFrance have an amazingly good streaming and broadcast station- google it:

FiP

world music through to funk and hiphop, always finding new tracks ..

archijam
05-28-2010, 01:39 AM
Game soundtracks? I still listen to the Interstate 76 album ..

COBRASoft
05-28-2010, 01:44 AM
Retro, Trance, House, ... All good dance music :).

prospector
05-31-2010, 02:34 PM
not listed but TV Serious radio..40's on 4 or 50's on 5...else Jazz

a sandwhich
06-05-2010, 11:12 AM
Hmmm. Pandora, iTunes, more recently my ipod because of crashes. Typically podcasts like devshow or some nice soothing hard rock or heavy metal.

bazsa73
06-05-2010, 11:59 AM
We fart and burp in the office.

Bigfeats
06-08-2010, 10:15 PM
When I need to stay motivated while modeling E-type works for me. I am still a big country music fan too. "go figure"

Bobc7
06-09-2010, 04:46 AM
SKA, I grew up on SKA in the 70's and have been listening to, the First, Second and Third Wave's of SKA. Can't get enough of it. The Specials are still my favorite, "Gangsters".

Keep on Skankin!

*Pete*
07-15-2010, 12:53 AM
i either listen to my complaining wife, who accuses me for spending too much time with Lightwave, or to my complaining boss at work who accuses me for producing too little...

I very much like the variety of the insults as both of them are creative in that way....they both inspire me to create various types of hellish monsters....

StereoMike
07-15-2010, 01:04 AM
:thumbsup: Pete!

erikals
07-15-2010, 06:58 AM
BAT FIGHT - WILL FERRELL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnXh3XR9zyM&NR=1

Shawn Farrell
11-02-2018, 05:22 PM
www.soundtraxxmusic.com



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vah-Uflbp5E&t=48s

gdkeast
11-13-2018, 12:45 PM
I realize this is a dead thread, but it's a fun question.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWRISvgAygU

erikals
11-13-2018, 02:22 PM
Nice! Thanks!   :)

prometheus
11-13-2018, 03:30 PM
Well; you may find this odd...but I listen to the Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack when working. I find it both relaxing and inspiring for some reason. I listen primarily to my computer's library of songs.

Funny...from time to time I turn that on as well ..when fiddling with graphics :) love it..it is epic.

Otherwise a mish mash of, hans zimmer "light" from the thin red line...so atmospheric and inspiring.
Some alexander desplat with themes from benjamin button.
Some Wagner, tristan and isolde, parsifal act 1 prelude
Eliott goldenthal "titus" finale
Brian Eno a lot of atmospheric ambient music there
Peter gabriel, birdy, security.

Mostly instrumental.

jwiede
11-13-2018, 05:59 PM
Screaming goats.

erikals
11-13-2018, 06:33 PM
same, Miley & Screaming goats...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaBvyI8PLV0

jwiede
11-13-2018, 08:08 PM
same, Miley & Screaming goats...

That's EPIC!

Hannah Montana getting busy with a sledgehammer... wow, Disney Network's taking some chances!

Shawn Farrell
11-16-2018, 06:09 PM
Music by www.soundtraxxmusic.com!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWLUuKqa5Jw


Then I use it in my project! ;)

bazsa73
11-17-2018, 12:19 AM
Best ever :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-uLIIBPWtg

CaptainMarlowe
11-17-2018, 12:59 AM
Mostly symphonic metal (Nightwish, Within Temptation and such), sometimes industrial music and when I'm bored, classical music. :)

Kryslin
11-17-2018, 07:13 AM
I can't believe I haven't commented...

While working, I tend to have something quiet in the background, usually SiriusXM's Spa or Watercolors channel.

If I'm toodling around, playing with things, then it's a whole 'nother ball game. Two Step from Hell, Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Early Yoko Kanno, Archived Carl Stalling (Looney Tunes and Merry Melodys music), Orbital, Juno Reactor, Classical and Early music... My collection is vast. Sometimes, I'll have something related to whatever personal project I'm working on (Last two : Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096, and... My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic (someone on Youtube stripped out the dialog for the first few seasons)).

erikals
11-17-2018, 07:53 AM
Best ever :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-uLIIBPWtg

i need to "unhear" that...

MonroePoteet
11-17-2018, 11:21 AM
i need to "unhear" that...

For *true* creative inspiration, the infinite precision of these great artists can't be beat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5_oFepRNqw

You really need to watch the FULL 4 minute masterpiece to get the full impact! :) :) :)

Actually, I don't listen to anything when I work / play with LW.

mTp

Ma3rk
11-17-2018, 12:03 PM
For *true* creative inspiration, the infinite precision of these great artists can't be beat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5_oFepRNqw

You really need to watch the FULL 4 minute masterpiece to get the full impact! :) :) :)

Actually, I don't listen to anything when I work / play with LW.

mTp


I'm sure the full impact arrives considerably before then, but ...

I generally don't listen to anythjing while doing most graphics activities either. Interferes with the "other" voices.

When cooking on the other hand, I like to just put the playlist into random. Different part of the creativity cluster I guess.

prometheus
11-17-2018, 01:43 PM
For *true* creative inspiration, the infinite precision of these great artists can't be beat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5_oFepRNqw

You really need to watch the FULL 4 minute masterpiece to get the full impact! :) :) :)

Actually, I don't listen to anything when I work / play with LW.

mTp

Huh..unfortunately my patience doesnīt last even one minute..and canīt survive a whole 4 minutes with that kind of discord "music"
If I get a mental breakdown and need to throw paint with my bare hands and feets on a wall to create a chaotic masterpiece, it may work...but I am not there yet.

Most Vangelis harmony tunes is more of my tune when getting in to the mood to be creative.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOBz39HEQTs

Cosmos theme is also great, but then again, Vangelis has so many themes that are awesome that I just canīt list them all.

MonroePoteet
11-17-2018, 02:14 PM
Yes, I was completely joking. I've never watched more than *maybe* the first minute, and I thought it was a total joke the first time I saw it. I do have to wonder if their de-constructive "artistic vision" requires them to start over if they *accidentally* harmonize with each other or mistakenly play the same chord progression as one of the others. :) For all I know, it takes weeks or months or years of serious practice to be able to produce such unrelenting cacophony!

mTp

BTW, the Vangelis video is blocked here due to copyright.

jwiede
11-17-2018, 04:23 PM
Yes, I was completely joking. I've never watched more than *maybe* the first minute, and I thought it was a total joke the first time I saw it. I do have to wonder if their de-constructive "artistic vision" requires them to start over if they *accidentally* harmonize with each other or mistakenly play the same chord progression as one of the others. :) For all I know, it takes weeks or months or years of serious practice to be able to produce such unrelenting cacophony!

It's so random it's almost like the musical equivalent of white noise. I listened for a few minutes, and oddly kinda liked the amelodic aspect, but wouldn't want to while trying to do anything productive.

Much "easier" listening... stellar wordsmithing combined with such vocal talents...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8pknnncODo




...couldn't resist. :devil:

erikals
11-17-2018, 04:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8pknnncODo

had forgotten, thanks for the total recall   :)

prometheus
11-17-2018, 04:54 PM
Yes, I was completely joking. I've never watched more than *maybe* the first minute, and I thought it was a total joke the first time I saw it. I do have to wonder if their de-constructive "artistic vision" requires them to start over if they *accidentally* harmonize with each other or mistakenly play the same chord progression as one of the others. :) For all I know, it takes weeks or months or years of serious practice to be able to produce such unrelenting cacophony!

mTp

BTW, the Vangelis video is blocked here due to copyright.

Not blocked in sweden...but do a search on the alpha theme, you probably heard it before or find it somewhere else, though that vid had some nebula creation and galaxies shown in space, so if you are in for
creating such stuff..which I did at some time, then Vangelis was perfect for getting in to the mood.

MarkAH
11-17-2018, 06:06 PM
Lars Danielsson
Palo Fresu
Tord Gustavsen
Jan Lundgren
Vassilis Tsabropoulos
Ralph Towner
Marcin Wasilewski

Norka
11-18-2018, 08:50 AM
On my workstation, it's almost exclusively Dark Ambient (Phaenon, Aseptic Void, Alphaxone, Svartsinn, Kammarheit, etc) and also my tweaked/edited versions of various ambient parts of soundtracks, including but not limited to HL/HL2, Portal/Portal2, Alien/Aliens/Alien3, Blade Runner/Blade Runner 2049, and lots of very subtle/dark/eerie stuff in my stash. When I am working, I just can't have one drum beat or any singing whatsoever. Ever.

I also have a 43-song playlist on my workstation of Harold Budd, who holds a special place in my heart, but who is for the most part not what I would consider dark ambient, but more piano ambient. Check out his songs Failing Light, The Real Dream of Sails, and Dark Eyed Sister for a nice little taste of his stuff. He is one of the elder statesmen/forefathers of ambient. He da man.

When away from compooter, I gravitate towards my very favorite stuff like The Cure, Siouxsie and Banshees, Echo and Bunnymen, Joy Division/New Order, Curve, etc.. and folks of that ilk (plus some industrial)... but at the same time, I am a product of the 70s and 80s, and always up for any great classic rock, new wave, whatever. Just this morning I listened to Joe Walsh's "In the City", Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days", and Donnie Iris "Ah Leah" on my way to and from the hardware store... I'm all over the damn place...

Unfortunately, wifey does not share my love of ambient, post punk, or industrial, and I sure as hell do not share her love of girly pop crap... But fortunately we are on the same page with most 80s music... Whew! Driving together would be unbearable if not for the 80s stuff...