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Koor
08-11-2009, 11:53 PM
And what does your common mapping setlist consist of?

Currently I'm listening to a setlist made up of 4 soundtracks:

Rome (the HBO series, couldnt find the total war soundtrack)
Medieval: Total War II
Elder scrolls III: Morrowind
and
Elder scrolls IV: Oblivion


It's a pretty good set up thus far.

Do you guys tend to listen to instrumental stuff, or more popular stuff?

Coyotemax
08-12-2009, 12:09 AM
I tend to switch my soundtracks often, i have a huge music collection and it can take years to give it all equal time :)

Latley i've been listening to Neuroacitve, VNV Nation, Ministry, and GWAR, with a smattering of Tea party and some semi-random collections with too many different groups to name :)

Ascension
08-12-2009, 01:36 AM
Now I know why CM is so good...another Ministry fan :) I can't listen to music while mapping, well, not my usual music cuz it makes me start dancing or thrashing. I actually half watch sports, history channel, science channel, military channel, discovery channel, and a bit of cnn and cnbc. At my real job, I have a tv there too so it's usually the aforementioned things with a smattering of travel channel (Anthony Bourdain), food network (I like to laugh at the extravagant means they go to in order to make a meal...and usually ruin it), and comedy central (you can probably guess which two shows).

When I do listen to music it's for drawing my stained glass and it's Classical (Bach, Schubert, etc.), metal (Metallica, Korn, Marilyn Manson, etc.), industrial (Ministry, Skinny Puppy, etc), or old techno/rave/house (Lords of Acid, Electric Hellfire Club, etc), and I don't know what category they go in but I love 311 and my guilty pleasure is 80s retro pop (Come on Eileen, Safety Dance) When I really need a creative push, though, it's Mozart's 25th, Beethoven's 9th, Wagner's Ring cycle, Bizet's Carmen, and Orff's Carmina Burana.

Skaryn
08-12-2009, 03:42 AM
I listen to two music players usually. When I am mapping , it is:

Radio Rivendell (http://www.radiorivendell.com/index.php?pageId=73)

When I am game devving , or working on my site , it is:

Battle.Net Music player (http://classic.battle.net/window.shtml)

Skaryn
08-12-2009, 03:44 AM
Now I know why CM is so good...another Ministry fan :) I can't listen to music while mapping, well, not my usual music cuz it makes me start dancing or thrashing. I actually half watch sports, history channel, science channel, military channel, discovery channel, and a bit of cnn and cnbc. At my real job, I have a tv there too so it's usually the aforementioned things with a smattering of travel channel (Anthony Bourdain), food network (I like to laugh at the extravagant means they go to in order to make a meal...and usually ruin it), and comedy central (you can probably guess which two shows).

When I do listen to music it's for drawing my stained glass and it's Classical (Bach, Schubert, etc.), metal (Metallica, Korn, Marilyn Manson, etc.), industrial (Ministry, Skinny Puppy, etc), or old techno/rave/house (Lords of Acid, Electric Hellfire Club, etc), and I don't know what category they go in but I love 311 and my guilty pleasure is 80s retro pop (Come on Eileen, Safety Dance) When I really need a creative push, though, it's Mozart's 25th, Beethoven's 9th, Wagner's Ring cycle, Bizet's Carmen, and Orff's Carmina Burana.

You must be in your mid thirties, I like all of those, and yes, 80s music is a guilty pleasure, flock of seagulls anyone? ;)

Coyotemax
08-12-2009, 03:50 AM
Hah!

Busted!

Late 30's though :) But yes, Flock of Seagulls.

Alan Parsons Project!

Gandwarf
08-12-2009, 04:24 AM
Arcana should set up a shop and start selling music tracks for mapping purposes :)

AslanC
08-12-2009, 04:26 AM
I have two modes when creating.

1] About a dozen or so fantasy movie/game soundtracks that are on random

2] My 6 days worth of mp3s that cover from the 50s to this year in all genres and styles, I have very very eclectic tastes, but with a lion's share of it 80s :)

Steel General
08-12-2009, 09:15 AM
I just grab a bunch of CDs from my collection...everything from Andreas Vollenweider to Johnny Clegg to Deep Purple to the London Symphony Orchestra covering Pink Floyd :)

The-Somberlain
08-12-2009, 09:23 AM
Summoning, Doomsword and other epic metal stuff!

Robbie
08-12-2009, 09:56 AM
I tend to listen to the Epic Metal stuff too...Like Rhapsody (of Fire?), DragonForce, Kamelot, Iced Earth, Epica (AWESOME!!! and with a VERY hot redhead vocalist), etc.

Reason number 1 to listen to Epica: http://images.google.com/images?q=simone+simons&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=xLuCSs_gPIayswPD9KmsAg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1

Within Temptation is good too...I tend to gravitate toward Female vocalist lead metal bands a lot lately.

Greason Wolfe
08-12-2009, 10:53 AM
Oh, let's see, I suppose I fit into that eclectic category with the following list;

Monsters of Rock (Volumes I and II)
Badlands
Poison
Sister Hazel
Black Crows
Buck Cherry
Megadeth
Midnight Syndicate
Tesla
Godsmack
Grim Reaper
WASP (particularly The Headless Children and Crimson Idol CDs)
Queensryche

Toss in a little Alice Cooper, Ozzy, Motley and AC/DC and that about completes my list of mapping/writing music.

GW

NeonKnight
08-12-2009, 11:08 AM
I always marvel at how many of us are all metalheads :D

Myself, LOTS of Judas Priest, some Motley Crue, KISS, OZZY, HELIX, etc, etc..

Steel General
08-12-2009, 11:54 AM
Reason number 1 to listen to Epica: http://images.google.com/images?q=simone+simons&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=xLuCSs_gPIayswPD9KmsAg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1

That's a pretty good reason... :)

Jykke
08-12-2009, 05:33 PM
I don't listen music when mapping. Actually I have to admit I haven't been listening to music at home for some time now :D. BUT if I had to listen some music when mapping, then probably I would start with some of the following bands: Finntroll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGywo81G6lk), older production from Amorphis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBLOMGMW9ww), Sonata Arctica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1zkXdqcajk), Summoning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBfkDH3F1GA) (lyrics are mostly J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth themed), Korpiklaani (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOHe-0V41sI), Moonsorrow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=517HtwqVxcA), Turisas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsC_k0TZXro), Verjnuarmu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-M2yUxlj4w), Ajattara (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nomf-TzS_Rg) (somewhat heavier music), Wintersun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh_k9pgUnnQ). (It doesn't mean I listen to all of those bands, but some of them are worth checking out) Most of them have taken influence from folk music or otherwise are suitable for fantasy setting.

Skaryn
08-12-2009, 05:48 PM
I don't listen music when mapping. Actually I have to admit I haven't been listening to music at home for some time now :D. BUT if I had to listen some music when mapping, then probably I would start with some of the following bands: Finntroll, Sonata Arctica, Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Turisas, Verjnuarmu, Summoning, Wintersun and older production from Amorphis. (doesn't mean I listen to all of those bands, but some of them are worth checking out) Most of them have taken influence from folk music or otherwise are suitable for fantasy setting.


hehe, I was looking at Cradle of Filth videos on youtube, and saw Finntroll in the related, and checked them out, very cool band. I will have to check out those others.

Finntroll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGywo81G6lk)

Notsonoble
08-12-2009, 08:05 PM
kawaii-radio.net has a not quite pro yet DJ by the name of Revolution Boi who mixes J-house and J-trance then puts out free continuous albums (so that each song leads into the other without breaking) of his remixes... I download those, and some soundtracks of animes and movies I really enjoyed...

But that's pretty much my music for all work, and the local rock-pop mix station in the truck.

AslanC
08-13-2009, 12:20 AM
I listen to two music players usually. When I am mapping , it is:

Radio Rivendell (http://www.radiorivendell.com/index.php?pageId=73)

Dude I am hooked! Excellent link :)

Have some rep for making my life better :)

Ascension
08-13-2009, 12:30 AM
I'll second AC on the radio rivendell thing, very nice.

Turgenev
08-13-2009, 12:48 AM
Well, lately I've been listening to a mixed batch. I've included youtube links for a few of the groups/bands/music.

Blondie (mainly Autoamerican, Plastic Letters & Parallel Lines - the last one on vinyl)
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqEOOvoEi_w)
Avengers in SciFi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbIiSJ6mkgc) (Japanese alternative rock/electronic)
Fantastic Plastic Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTiZw2OnDkA) (Japanese Techno/House) - this vid is a fan made video
Johnny Cash at San Quentin (Johnny Cash is d'man!)
Cubismo Grafico Five (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6YIcceejts) (Japanese Punk/Ska/Pop)
Cowboy Bebop Original Soundtracks
Flatt & Scruggs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FgpQyk5ibw) (Bluegrass/Old Country)
John Lee Hooker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn_PF4L470w) (blues master)
Big Mama Thornton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XUAg1_A7IE) (blues queen)
Messer Chups (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiyxQJNPjvE) (Russian/German duo - take 50s/60s Surf instrumental and mix it with b-movie motifs and add some contemporary remixing) - the woman in the linked vid is the group's bass player ;)
Portishead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF-GvT8Clnk) (British experimental techno/soul/hip-hop)
The Best of Godzilla 1954 - 1975 (Soundtrack / Music of Akira Ifukube)
Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi & the Kundun Soundtracks
The Conan Soundtrack (essential D&D music for me)

That's just a few.

AslanC
08-13-2009, 12:51 AM
Did anyone mention Led Zepplin? They are soooo awesome to listen to while being creative... and the occasional Tolkien reference comes up too boot :)

Turgenev
08-13-2009, 01:15 AM
I kind of over did it with Zeppelin in my High School years but I still listen to them now & then. Two other albums I do like listening to when being creative (writing or mapping) are Atom Heart Mother & Meddle (especially the song Echoes) both by Pink Floyd.

nutranurse
08-13-2009, 01:29 AM
I tend to plug my ipod into my stereo and set it on shuffle, giving me anything from the Blood Brothers to Andrew Bird to Bryan Scary to Return to Forever!

Diamond
08-13-2009, 02:55 AM
I listen to a lot of jazz, older stuff from the 50s and 60s, Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holliday, Nina Simone, etc, etc.

And then I mix it up with Blue Oyster Cult, Sisters of Mercy, and Clannad.

Coyotemax
08-13-2009, 03:28 AM
And then I mix it up with Blue Oyster Cult, Sisters of Mercy, and Clannad.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~coyote/not_worthy.gif

Nomadic
08-13-2009, 04:54 AM
Currently I have been mapping to Danman's (http://danman87.newgrounds.com/audio/) amazing stuff.

On that note here's an awesome piece that fits this place perfectly (with danman's music in the background to boot).

Building a Village (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/502684)

wally-d-feed
08-13-2009, 06:01 AM
While working on my fantasy maps I listen to several moviesoundtracks. My current playlist contains the following tracks:

- Gently as She goes - from Beowulf Soundtrack - by Alan Silvestri
- A Hero Comes Home - from Beowulf Soundtrack - by Alan Silvestri
- Beowulf Slays the Beast - from Beowulf Soundtrack - by Alan Silvestri
- What we Need is a Hero - from Beowulf Soundtrack - by Alan Silvestri (Boy this is giving me goose bumps)
- Prologue: Anvil of Crom - Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack - by Basil Poledouris (classic)
- Hymn to Red October - Hunt for Red October Soundtrack - by Basil Poledouris
- Woad to Ruin - King Arthur Soundtrack - by Hans Zimmer
- One Day - Pirates of the Carribean III Soundtrack - by Hans Zimmer (sounds quite like "Woad to Ruin" and like another Track by H.Z. from Gladiator OST)
- Promentory - The Last of the Mohicans Soundtrack - by Randy Edelman
- Roll Tide: End Titles - Crimson Tide Soundtrack - by Hans Zimmer
- Main Title - The Incredible Hulk Soundtrack - by Craig Armstrong
- Opening - Elizabeth: The Golden Age Soundtrack - by Craig Armstrong
- Septimus - from Stardust Soundtrack - by Ilan Eshkeri (awsome one)
- Lamina's Lair - from Stardust Soundtrack - by Ilan Eshkeri
- France 1186 - Kingdom of Heaven Soundtrack (Complete Recording Sessions) - by Harry Gregson-Williams (also quite awsome)
... and so on

Bobzilla
08-13-2009, 06:56 AM
In all honesty the background 'noise' I have when mapping is either my newborn daughter snoring and my wife knitting when I'm at the PC at night or general office noise when I whip out the laptop to do some work over lunch.

The chance to play music while doing anything never mind mapping would be a fine thing.

Steel General
08-13-2009, 08:07 AM
And then I mix it up with Blue Oyster Cult...

Wow! Didn't think their were many BOC fans out there anymore... *thumbs up*

Coyotemax
08-13-2009, 08:15 AM
We're out here.

*shows off his collection of every BOC album ever made*

Diamond
08-13-2009, 01:17 PM
Wow! Didn't think their were many BOC fans out there anymore... *thumbs up*

'Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll' is quite appropriate for those smaller-scale maps.

:D

AslanC
08-13-2009, 01:21 PM
With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say hes got to go
Go go godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes tokyo
Go go godzilla

Coyotemax
08-13-2009, 01:32 PM
seen on a sign on one of the tokyo skyscrapers..

"You must be THIS tall to attack Tokyo."

[edit] Oh yeah, as of today, I'm officially switching to Mike Oldfield, Jean Michel Jarre, and Vangelis for the bulk of my listeneing enjoyment for the next week. Following that, I'll prolly switch over to BOC now. heh

Gamerprinter
08-13-2009, 02:32 PM
While I am certainly am a lover of music like anyone. I do all my mapping in my workplace - that is I run my own graphics studio. After hours its where I do my mapping as I have all my applications, multiple PCs, printers, scanners and supplies for drawing all located there.

I have no music facilities for the shop in the daytime, thus my mapping enviroment musically speaking is silence. The whirr of the ceiling fans, the whine of my German Shepherd, the barely heard humming of electrical equipment (printers, etc.) in the background.

I do most of my mapping in silence - the music is all in my head!

GP