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Up tempo/techno/trance music suggestions for concentration

I am looking for suggestions for techno/trance/electronic music to help me concentrate. I thought I'd just look for "focus" music on Spotify and Youtube, but I find mostly classical piano music, and that doesn't help me focus at all. I need music without any lyrics (also no yelling, spoken words, etc), and a somewhat fast beat. [more inside]
posted by blub on Sep 10, 2016 - 22 answers

What are the (young) kids listening to these days?

I've been asked to put a bunch of music on an mp3 player for a visiting 9 year old girl. I know she likes the Bieb and Gaga and (for some reason) ABBA. Beyond that, I'm at a loss. Suggestions?
posted by Carlo on Jul 28, 2011 - 27 answers

iTunes: What's a low WTF way to write scripts for questions like "What songs are only on my iPod"?

Specifically: How can I write a script to find out what songs are on my iPod that aren't in my MacBook iTunes library? And, more generally: What's a convenient and low-WTF scripting languge/library/bridge for iTunes/mp3 scripting needs on OS X? [more inside]
posted by weston on Jan 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Couldn’t my iPod read my mind just a little bit?

My iPod/iTunes is completely out of control. I have 8,000+ songs, and they are minimally rated. My default rating when I add tracks is 4 and I downgrade tracks if I don’t want them to come up in shuffle, which runs off a playlist that’s “all songs rated 4 or higher.” This just ain’t cutting it and I find myself skipping more songs than I listen to. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Oct 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Device-based smart playlists in itunes aren't very smart...

Itunes smart playlists on an ipod are apparently quite stupid: A smart playlist that will list by date added to the ipod, not the entire itunes library? [more inside]
posted by disclaimer on Jun 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me move my playlist across the file structure divide.

I have 2 installations of iTunes. I want to transfer a play-list from one to the other. Both have identical libraries. However the file paths of the two libraries is different on each computer. Is there a way to do this? Theres [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jan 30, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I convert XML into XSPF?

How do I convert XML files into XSPF? [more inside]
posted by monsterhero on Oct 2, 2006 - 4 answers

I want to know what I've been listening to a lot recently.

iTunes Smart Playlists: how do I see what I've been listening to a lot recently? [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Dec 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Favorite, Interesting, Unique Playlists?

What nifty playlists do you have in iTunes or for your iPod? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Oct 3, 2005 - 21 answers

Shuffled playlists for iTunes podcasts

iTunesFilter, part I: Why can't podcasts downloaded from the Music Store play in shuffled playlists? Is there any way around this? If I'm in a shuffled playlist mixed with podcasts and regular MP3's, it will only go from regular MP3's to regular MP3's and skip the podcasts downloaded from the MS altogether. Of course, if I go back to linear play mode, the podcasts play allright. iTunesFilter, part II: Is there any way to make the podcasts always start at the beginning of the track (i.e., to remove the bookmark function)? [more inside]
posted by jchgf on Oct 2, 2005 - 2 answers

How do I convert a text list of songs into a working music playlist file?

Is there an easy way to convert a text list of songs (in "Artist - Song" format) into a working playlist? What I'm trying to do is take the Audioscrobbler Top Tracks list, and load it into Winamp. [more inside]
posted by monsterhero on Jul 24, 2005 - 7 answers

Fuckin' winamp

Is there a software that can create mp3 playlists using tags (or something like it)? MI [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Feb 20, 2005 - 7 answers

Help me organize my iTunes when it comes to compilations

What to do about the compilations? I've recently started using iTunes for my mp3-listening activities, and finally have a use for metadata tags other than Artist/Song/Album (dynamic playlists make my socks roll up and down, up and down). But how to deal with greatest-hits collections and other compilations, where the album-release date has nothing to do with when the song came out? Do people (that is, you) actually look up the year for each song? If so, where? If not, what do you do?
posted by gleuschk on Mar 9, 2004 - 13 answers

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