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Apterous music

Post by Ben Hunter » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:11 am

Do you listen to music while you play apterous, or does silence help your concentration? Do you listen to the default apterous theme or something else?

My personal preference is minimal techno.

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Re: Apterous music

Post by Ian Volante » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:43 am

Usually have the radio on, sometimes a random selection from my hard drive suffices, so that could be anything apart from more obscure ethnic music, but if our lass is in the room then I'm stuck with telly more often than not.
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Re: Apterous music

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:30 am

I always turn music off if I need to concentrate on anything. So if I'm playing an important game I'll do it in silence. For the rest of the time I usually have Spotify hitting me up with something embarrassing.

I tried revising to music when I was younger and it caused a massive reduction in my ability to focus on and remember what I was reading. I'm sure this is the reason that so many undergraduates spend 12 hours a day in the library during exam term, when they could do the same work in half the time if they could bear to switch their iPods off.

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Re: Apterous music

Post by Phil Reynolds » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:50 am

Ben Hunter wrote:Do you listen to the default apterous theme or something else? My personal preference is minimal techno.
Ian Volante wrote:Usually have the radio on, sometimes a random selection from my hard drive suffices
Charlie Reams wrote:if I'm playing an important game I'll do it in silence. For the rest of the time I usually have Spotify hitting me up with something embarrassing.
This may come as a surprise to some of you but I have feelings. :(

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Re: Apterous music

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:02 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote: This may come as a surprise to some of you but I have feelings. :(
If it's any consolation, over 300 full-rated users have the in-game music turned on :)

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Re: Apterous music

Post by Phil Reynolds » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:11 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:over 300 full-rated users have the in-game music turned on
You mean they just haven't yet worked out how to turn it off. ;)

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Re: Apterous music

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:39 pm

The music in Apterous helps let you know when you're running out of time, but I find it annoying in quick (like 10 seconds) rounds. But sometimes the game freezes for a while at the start of a round and when it starts again, a lot of the time has gone but the music starts from the beginning so it's no use then.

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Re: Apterous music

Post by Andrew Feist » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:25 pm

Perhaps interesting article in light of our techno fan who started the thread:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... nsion.html

Myself, I tend to have iTunes running anyway, so I just leave that on.

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Re: Apterous music

Post by Ben Hunter » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:34 am

When Kirk is thrashing you on Apterous he's listening to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4zDrYax4Tw

Legend :D

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Re: Apterous music

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:05 pm

The original was sung by Matthew Wilder. But I wouldn't listen to that in play - it reminds me of soya milk. Much prefer, oh I dunno, the Countdown clock music instead.

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