Coder's Boot Sequence

by Amplitude Problem

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Get in The Zone with this audio nootropic... For my fellow coders, here's the boot sequence for your foggy morning brain. Over the course of nine minutes, this song will gently guide you from "what the fuck am I looking at" to "recursion is so beautiful".

Put your headphones on and Coder's Boot Sequence will start POST in the center of your brain, slowly expanding outward to initialize all your devices in three dimensions. Pulsing at just the right pace while cycling through a chord progression that always-yet-never resolves, its mathematical pattern is guaranteed to put your frontal lobe in full-on puzzle solving mode.

A bright, infinitely looping arpeggio will PEEK every coordinate of your mind's RAM as it pans, pulses and traverses a stunning array of note data. Just under six minutes in, when the program counter reaches playMelody(); you'll be teed up for the gorgeous flood of dopamine with which the song will flood your mesolimbic pathway. All this while the soaring melodic line provides just the faintest whisper of drama to ensure your amygdala is activated on all fronts.

You cannot rush the boot sequence. Start from the beginning and let it execute. After nine minutes, your stereocilia will have been exposed to tsunamis of the entire audible frequency spectrum, and the song will drop you firmly in The Zone, craving your favorite, action-packed coding music. What comes next in your playlist is up to you. Coder's Boot Sequence is backward-, forward- and sideways-compatible with all types of programming music whether you'd like to proceed it with electronic, classical, jazz, metal or medieval bagpipes. I obviously recommend amplitudeproblem.bandcamp.com/album/synchron-assembly

I've iterated over this track based on the results from several groggy code mornings and now have it fine-tuned to a point where I can achieve The Zone in about six minutes. After the song ends, I'm ready for a full-on assault of instrumental coding music even if I didn't want to hear a goddamn sound or see a goddamn light nine minutes earlier. This is a long composition but it'll feel like four minutes if you're doing it right.

When you write software, you're controlling the interactions and outcomes of a series of events on a timeline. This is exactly the same work you're doing when composing and mixing music. It's exciting to have used the output of one of these related processes to optimize the initialization of progress on the other -- inside my brain. Let me know your results.

Coder's Boot Sequence is organic, free-range and 102% phat. It is recommended as part of a complete breakfast. Not a substitute for coffee. This information has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA and is not necessarily based on scientific evidence from any source. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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released December 24, 2016

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Amplitude Problem Los Angeles, California

A retrofuturistic collision of synth and chip.

Trapped inside a video game since the 80s, Amplitude Problem communicates with the outside world through DX7s, Moogs and SID chips.

Amplitude Problem is Juan Irming, a Los Angeles producer, composer, sound designer and keyboardist with a focus on synthwave, chiptune, soundtracks, hip hop, video game music and sound effects.
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