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    Post What's your Mapping music?

    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
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    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?

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    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

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    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.
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    I listen to two music players usually. When I am mapping , it is:

    Radio Rivendell

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

    Battle.Net Music player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    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?

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    Hah!

    Busted!

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

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    Arcana should set up a shop and start selling music tracks for mapping purposes
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    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

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    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
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    Summoning, Doomsword and other epic metal stuff!

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