Quoted from Rampton:
Interesting that you listen to ambient while playing pinball. Does it help calm you down and relax your playing? I've seen folks with headphones playing music and noise blankers and wondered what difference it made to their playing and results.
When I'm listening while playing, it has to be to a song/piece that I know really well and has to not have any distinguishable rhythms (drums or such) or rhythmic delays.
I don't know why it helps me so much, but for some reason it forces me to think more about all movements as one whole synced continuous motion. I listen to The sinking Of The Titanic most nights of league last year and it helped a lot.
The only other thing I'll listen to is a podcast I know really well, which is odd to me, because it's kind of the opposite of ambient music. Speech is all rhythm and sometimes no more than just rhythm. Hell, I even play better usually when I'm just talking to somebody. My only billion plus score on Addams once I swear only happened because I was chatting with the lady at the host stand the whole time.