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View Poll Results: Do you listen to music while in the darkroom

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  • I like to listen to music when in the darkroom.

    64 74.42%
  • I like the sounds of silence when I work in the darkroom.

    22 25.58%
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    Yes ... preferably jazz ... Kenny Burrell, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, John Scofield ...
    I also like to use that type of music to get myself inspired before a shooting session ... often in the car on the way to a favorite shooting area.

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    record player
    hehe,exellent.

    Gee i wish i had the space and the ability to multi task then i would have a record player in the darkroom,a valve amp and a pair of bowers and wilkins. Me, i have enough trouble remembering to change aperture after focusing as it is without Joe Strummer distracting my attempt at workflow.
    I could get one of those ipad things?
    Last edited by Craig Swensson; 02-14-2010 at 08:56 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: why, spelling was not good

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    I crank up the phonograph on occasion

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    You should have included an option for both. Sometimes I like music, other times quiet.
    Jerold Harter MD

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    I never work in the darkroom in silence. Usually metal or CBC radio.

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    I agree, gotta have music in the darkroom. It adds to creative juices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcd View Post
    I do not listen to music when I am doing any kind of work. It's not that I don't like music, I love it, and it overwhelms me completely.
    Agree. Music's music and if it has any integrity and complexity it demands total attention, like the print you're making.

    I do, however, sometimes listen to current affairs-like radio (think NPR Americans), although the grumpiness induced by the antics of politicians doesn't help for a serene dark room mood.

    Regards - Ross

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    i like taj mahal when i'm working

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    I always listen to music in the darkroom. I use the time like I use my driving time, to learn new material for my band and/or to memorize lyrics.

    And to stay awake, since I don't get much sleeping time.

    - CJ

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    I had to vote "no" only because I usually make my own music when I work, in the form of whistles, hums, grunts, splashes and occasional toe taps. And other sounds.

    I have been thinking for some time how handy it'd be to sort my favourite music by duration and use that to time the darkroom work. For example, Bolero takes about 17 mins which is about right for dev + stop + fix for neopan 400 in xtol 1+1 or wd2d+, and the agitations and bath switches are even suggested by changes of the instrumental groups. Plus, when you finally pull the film out of the fix, it's nice to have the trombones blaring, and then that sort of resigned "that's all folks" at the very end.
    Last edited by keithwms; 02-15-2010 at 10:38 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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