I rarely create in silence. There's always noise, suits me better I guess. If I need to just kind of zone out, I put on a movie that I can ignore. (Sounds strange but at that point I'm just looking to fill in the background with noise.)
But when I want to really get into the groove of making something? Like really get down to business and work? That's always music. Could be soft, could be bouncy, could be mellow.
Right now its this:
Feels fitting somehow. And just the ticket to get excited about the flow of being creative.
What about you? What's your soundtrack when you're working in your studio?