• What music do you guys like for work or study?

    From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to DOVE-Net.Pro-Audio on Sat Dec 3 16:50:38 2016
    I like Cafe Music and yeah. Also classical music is nice.

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  • From thumper@VERT/THEWASTE to Deavmi on Mon Dec 5 14:44:00 2016
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    I like Cafe Music and yeah. Also classical music is nice.

    Pink Floyd. :) At work listening to it right now. :)



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    Re: Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: thumper to Deavmi on Mon Dec 05 2016 02:44 pm

    I like Cafe Music and yeah. Also classical music is nice.

    Pink Floyd. :) At work listening to it right now. :)

    What is your best Floyd? The Meddle years and DSOTM for me, Love the Pompeii Concerts, they are now starting to pull them off youtube now that Floyd is Re-releasing a lot of their obscure stuff.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Deavmi on Thu Dec 8 14:16:07 2016
    I like listening to music, but often I find music distracting while I try to work or study. Sometimes I listen to music when doing physical work though.
    It depends on my mood - Classic rock, 80s music, jazz/new age (such as Jean-Luc Ponty or Enya, etc.).. It really depends.

    Nightfox

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  • From alliekbean@VERT/MBL to Nightfox on Thu Dec 8 19:12:02 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Nightfox to Deavmi on Thu Dec 08 2016 14:16:07

    I like listening to music, but often I find music distracting while I try to work or study. Sometimes I listen to music when doing physical work though. It depends on my mood - Classic rock, 80s music, jazz/new age (such as Jean-Luc Ponty or Enya, etc.).. It really depends.

    While I'm primarily a rock/metal fan, if I'm working it has to be something fast paced and usually without words. Otherwise I start focusing on the music rather than work. So that means I'll usually listen to various types of EDM, psy trance, etc., while working. It usually helps pretty well in keeping me focused.

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Fri Dec 9 07:06:40 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Nightfox to Deavmi on Thu Dec 08 2016 02:16 pm

    I like listening to music, but often I find music distracting while I try to work or study.

    Back in 2001, I ripped a collection of ambient, IDM and electronic tracks from an online game called Majestic, and that's been my go-to work music since
    then. No lyrics, and a mixture of spooky, etheric, upbeat and ambient beats that's been great for blocking out open offic noise.

    They're playing on http://radio.realitycheck.org - check'm out.

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Nightfox on Fri Dec 9 17:50:11 2016
    On 2016-12-09 12:16 AM, Nightfox wrote:
    I like listening to music, but often I find music distracting while I try to work or study. Sometimes I listen to music when doing physical work though. It depends on my mood - Classic rock, 80s music, jazz/new age (such as Jean-Luc
    Ponty or Enya, etc.).. It really depends.

    Nightfox

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    Oh yes. for me I cannot study with music. I just like it in the
    background when not working. Sometimes.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Dec 9 21:19:45 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Nightfox on Fri Dec 09 2016 07:06:40

    Back in 2001, I ripped a collection of ambient, IDM and electronic tracks from an online game called Majestic, and that's been my go-to work music since then. No lyrics, and a mixture of spooky, etheric, upbeat and ambient beats that's been great for blocking out open offic noise.

    They're playing on http://radio.realitycheck.org - check'm out.

    I tried to load that but it was unable to load. Is the site down?

    In the mid-90s, I used to play Mechwarrior 2 a bit (I was never that great at it). The game CD had some audio tracks after the data track, and one of the songs that always stuck with me was Pyre Light:
    https://youtu.be/gX4G1RJYTi8

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Fri Dec 9 23:12:56 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Nightfox to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Dec 09 2016 09:19 pm

    In the mid-90s, I used to play Mechwarrior 2 a bit (I was never that great at it). The game CD had some audio tracks after the data track, and one of the songs that always stuck with me was Pyre Light: https://youtu.be/gX4G1RJYTi8

    Side comment: I think it's interesting that the "go to site" for finding
    "free" songs/music is YouTube. When my kids starting doing this a couple of years ago instead of using sites like Pandora, SoundCloud, iTunes, etc., I was appauled at the waste of bandwidth: sending the video (often just a still photo or lyric slides) over the Internet/4G network to their phone and they're not even watching it (just listening)! But they don't know/care about wasted bits, just convenience. Now I do it too on occasion! :-)

    digital man

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Digital Man on Sat Dec 10 12:23:39 2016
    On 2016-12-10 09:12 AM, Digital Man wrote:
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Nightfox to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Dec 09 2016 09:19 pm

    In the mid-90s, I used to play Mechwarrior 2 a bit (I was never that great at it). The game CD had some audio tracks after the data track, and one of
    the songs that always stuck with me was Pyre Light: https://youtu.be/gX4G1RJYTi8

    Side comment: I think it's interesting that the "go to site" for finding "free" songs/music is YouTube. When my kids starting doing this a couple of years ago instead of using sites like Pandora, SoundCloud, iTunes, etc., I was
    appauled at the waste of bandwidth: sending the video (often just a still photo
    or lyric slides) over the Internet/4G network to their phone and they're not even watching it (just listening)! But they don't know/care about wasted bits,
    just convenience. Now I do it too on occasion! :-)

    digital man

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    I wasn't brought up in the modem days really (atleast in the BBS days),
    so I guess I can see where your appreciation for bits comes from when
    dialing a number (possibly for a long time and far away; therefore
    expensive).

    I was brought up in the dial-up modem days but after some years we did
    get wireless (WiFi-based) Internet connection.

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  • From Hemo@VERT/UJOINT to Nightfox on Sat Dec 10 09:45:12 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Nightfox to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Dec 09 2016 09:19 pm

    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Nightfox on Fri Dec 09 2016 07:06:40

    Back in 2001, I ripped a collection of ambient, IDM and electronic
    tracks from an online game called Majestic, and that's been my go-to
    work music since then. No lyrics, and a mixture of spooky, etheric,
    upbeat and ambient beats that's been great for blocking out open
    offic noise.
    They're playing on http://radio.realitycheck.org - check'm out.

    I tried to load that but it was unable to load. Is the site down?

    try it here, this was suggested to me when the browser couldn't find the above url:
    http://radio.realitycheckbbs.org/

    ambient chill stuff. I'm a few songs in.. still trying to decide, I guess.
    Nil had pangs of a church organ, and Overand was a bit hang drum-ish. I think these tunes just creeped me out. lol.

    I used to run icecast on a server when I had all the kids at home and in school. Let them put whatever music on they wanted, saved our Internet bandwidth for other things.

    In the mid-90s, I used to play Mechwarrior 2 a bit (I was never that great at it). The game CD had some audio tracks after the data track, and one of the songs that always stuck with me was Pyre Light: https://youtu.be/gX4G1RJYTi8

    nice one there, that brought back memories. I recall when Descent came out, the music sounded awesome on my PAS16, so much better than on the SB2 at the time. This tube has the music done on a Roland SC-55, and it sounds close to
    what I recall on the PAS16 with the samples I had loaded to memory -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBVe_LX4gEk

    I still listen to The Gone Jackals ever since I played Full Throttle back in the 90's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6znirm1oyO0, Legacy is still a favorite thrash.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6znirm1oyO0#t=462

    Other than browsing and searching tube, I stream from DI Radio or Pandora on a chill or ambient station when I am working, switch to trance or 80's rock when gaming.

    good stuff, Maynard.

    -- Hemo

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Sat Dec 10 11:51:59 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Fri Dec 09 2016 11:12 pm

    Side comment: I think it's interesting that the "go to site" for finding "free" songs/music is YouTube. When my kids starting doing this a couple of years ago instead of using sites like Pandora, SoundCloud, iTunes, etc., I was appauled at the waste of bandwidth: sending the video (often just a still photo or lyric slides) over the Internet/4G network to their phone
    and they're not even watching it (just listening)! But they don't know/care about wasted bits, just convenience. Now I do it too on occasion! :-)



    there's a lot of somewhat lost musical treasures on youtube as well.
    AND they have entire albums.

    i got a bunch of saturday night specials and converted them to mp3
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Deavmi on Sat Dec 10 11:52:43 2016
    Re: Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Deavmi to Digital Man on Sat Dec 10 2016 12:23 pm

    I wasn't brought up in the modem days really (atleast in the BBS days),
    so I guess I can see where your appreciation for bits comes from when dialing a number (possibly for a long time and far away; therefore expensive).

    I was brought up in the dial-up modem days but after some years we did
    get wireless (WiFi-based) Internet connection.


    i'm sure you can relate if you factor in data usage for a cellphone.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Sat Dec 10 10:02:42 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Fri Dec 09 2016 23:12:56

    Side comment: I think it's interesting that the "go to site" for finding "free" songs/music is YouTube. When my kids starting doing this a couple of years ago instead of using sites like Pandora, SoundCloud, iTunes, etc., I was appauled at the waste of bandwidth: sending the video (often just a still photo or lyric slides) over the Internet/4G network to their phone and they're not even watching it (just listening)! But they don't know/care about wasted bits, just convenience. Now I do it too on occasion! :-)

    :) Yeah, I am still surprised at the amount of music you can find on YouTube. But it seems like whenever you want to find a song for someone to hear, chances are it can be found on YouTube. What surprises me more is the amount of stuff on YouTube that I'd think is copyrighted and probably would not be allowed on YouTube, but it's still there anyway. I've seen YouTube take down videos or limit their acccess by region due to copyright issues, but there are a lot that are still there.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Hemo on Sat Dec 10 10:06:51 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Hemo to Nightfox on Sat Dec 10 2016 09:45:12

    try it here, this was suggested to me when the browser couldn't find the above url:
    http://radio.realitycheckbbs.org/

    Thanks, that seems to work for me.

    nice one there, that brought back memories. I recall when Descent came out, the music sounded awesome on my PAS16, so much better than on the SB2 at the time. This tube has the music done on a Roland SC-55, and it sounds close to
    what I recall on the PAS16 with the samples I had loaded to memory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBVe_LX4gEk

    That's cool. I liked the Descent music as well. A few years ago, I found that the Descent & Descent 2 source code had been released, and someone ported it to Win32 so that it can be played on modern versions of Windows (the project is called DXX Rebirth):
    http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/
    It actually works fairly well. You can take the game data from the original Descent and Descent 2 games and use them with the DXX Rebirth binaries.

    Nightfox

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Sat Dec 10 06:00:35 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Nightfox to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Dec 09 2016 09:19 pm

    They're playing on http://radio.realitycheck.org - check'm out.

    I tried to load that but it was unable to load. Is the site down?

    Woops, try it again. I set up a site uptime monitor and used the radio stream as a guinea pig - didn't want to take the board or bink down! :)

    The radio stream is http://radio.realitycheckbbs.org:8000, the link above is for the web page.

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Digital Man on Sat Dec 10 06:01:58 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Fri Dec 09 2016 11:12 pm

    When my kids starting doing this a couple
    of years ago instead of using sites like Pandora, SoundCloud, iTunes, etc., I was appauled at the waste of bandwidth: sending the video (often just a still photo or lyric slides) over the Internet/4G network to their phone and they're not even watching it (just listening)! But they don't know/care about wasted bits, just convenience. Now I do it too on occasion! :-)

    There's nothing like paying 4g network rates to hear 48K compressed audio, either. :)

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Mro on Sat Dec 10 13:34:45 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Mro to Digital Man on Sat Dec 10 2016 11:51 am

    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Fri Dec 09 2016 11:12 pm

    Side comment: I think it's interesting that the "go to site" for finding "free" songs/music is YouTube. When my kids starting doing this a couple of years ago instead of using sites like Pandora, SoundCloud, iTunes, etc., I was appauled at the waste of bandwidth: sending the video (often just a still photo or lyric slides) over the Internet/4G network to their phone
    and they're not even watching it (just listening)! But they don't know/care about wasted bits, just convenience. Now I do it too on occasion! :-)



    there's a lot of somewhat lost musical treasures on youtube as well.
    AND they have entire albums.

    i got a bunch of saturday night specials and converted them to mp3

    Yeah, you'd think there'd be an even better audio-only source for these treasures, but alas, nope. Sometimes the best "tool for a task" is not the most popular one.

    digital man

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Hemo on Sat Dec 10 13:39:44 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Hemo to Nightfox on Sat Dec 10 2016 09:45 am


    ambient chill stuff. I'm a few songs in.. still trying to decide, I guess. Nil had pangs of a church organ, and Overand was a bit hang drum-ish. I think these tunes just creeped me out. lol.

    The tracks were broken into four different streams -- Happy, Spooky, Energy, and Wonder. You were listening to Spooky tracks, the others are downbeat or upbeat, but not creep-out material. :)

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Deavmi on Sat Dec 10 13:42:44 2016
    Re: Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Deavmi to Digital Man on Sat Dec 10 2016 12:23 pm

    I wasn't brought up in the modem days really (atleast in the BBS days),
    so I guess I can see where your appreciation for bits comes from when dialing a number (possibly for a long time and far away; therefore expensive).

    Oh, you missed the archiver wars of the last century, then! Religious wars over LHA versus ZIP versus ARC versus RAR, which one could save you 20kb...

    Nothing like trying to batch convert 5,000 batch files, update file_id.diz files, and update the file base databases with the new names, all to save 20 or 30 megs of space!

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Dec 10 23:08:27 2016
    Re: Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Deavmi on Sat Dec 10 2016 01:42 pm

    Nothing like trying to batch convert 5,000 batch files, update file_id.diz files, and update the file base databases with the new names, all to save
    20 or 30 megs of space!


    that is a lot of space when you just have a 120mb hd
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to All on Sat Dec 10 23:15:00 2016
    Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Digital Man to Mro on Sat Dec 10 2016 01:34 pm

    there's a lot of somewhat lost musical treasures on youtube as well.
    AND they have entire albums.

    i got a bunch of saturday night specials and converted them to mp3



    woops i meant the midnight special.
    it was a great show, i wish they'd bring it back.
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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Mro on Sun Dec 11 06:43:07 2016
    Re: Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Mro to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Dec 10 2016 11:08 pm

    names, all to save 20 or 30 megs of space!

    that is a lot of space when you just have a 120mb hd

    Very true. I ran my BBS for 10 years on a 32 MB drive, 2 32 mb drives, an 80 mb drive and a 320 mb drive and remember obsessing over saving space. I wish I'd kept archives from then.

    Keeping on topic, for a while I downsampled most of my music to something like 96 kbps, as I was listening to music mostly on a phone with little earbud headsets. I'm glad I kept the originals around because once I got a car that played MP3 I could totally hear the difference. Not so much through headphones.

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  • From Knightmare@VERT/P99BBS to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Dec 11 12:35:30 2016
    Re: Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Deavmi on Sat Dec 10 2016 01:42 pm

    Oh, you missed the archiver wars of the last century, then! Religious wars over LHA versus ZIP versus ARC versus RAR, which one could save you 20kb...

    Nothing like trying to batch convert 5,000 batch files, update file_id.diz files, and update the file base databases with the new names, all to save 20 or 30 megs of space!

    You forgot ICE and ARJ!! :)

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Mro on Mon Dec 12 14:14:30 2016
    On 2016-12-10 07:52 PM, Mro wrote:
    Re: Re: What music do you guys like for work or study?
    By: Deavmi to Digital Man on Sat Dec 10 2016 12:23 pm

    I wasn't brought up in the modem days really (atleast in the BBS days),
    so I guess I can see where your appreciation for bits comes from when dialing a number (possibly for a long time and far away; therefore expensive).

    I was brought up in the dial-up modem days but after some years we did
    get wireless (WiFi-based) Internet connection.


    i'm sure you can relate if you factor in data usage for a cellphone.
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