Do you listen to music when you map?

When I`m working in Hammer, I like to listen to music.

Do you listen to music when you map?

There was a thread like this before. Yes I listen to daft punk usually.


Yep, mostly Aphex Twin or Squarepusher. Daft punk occasionally. I find that it helps me stay at pace and focused.

You need to listen to music if you plan on mapping for extended periods of time.

I usually listen to something relevant to the theme of my map.

Most of the time, it helps if the music is centered around what your map’s theme is.


By genre, I mean.

Yes, I do. In fact, I have individual play-lists specifically for the various styles I aim for.

Example: Pendulum & Prodigy = Cyberpunk/Futuristic

Ofc I do, can’t work without it


I’ll usually make a song to the mood of the map that I am mapping.

Yes I listen to this,

I have a play list of pretty much any song that I have that isn’t bad. Right now, it’s around 24 hours long and growing.

I listen to Still alive by Jonathon Coultan. Idk why, i just do xD

I tend to listen to the Half-life soundtrack, if you rip the songs from the music folder in the .gcf files you can rack up a pretty nice playlist

I usually listen to athmosphere music and that kinda stuff. If i listen to actual music, i start focusing on the lyrics too much.


Oh and silent hill soundtracks are also a plus haha


I usually listen to The Cranberries, Stereophonics, Biffy Clyro and the sort. I will always end up singing along.