Sep '04 - Aug '08
Since the iPod has become a mandatory accessory* iTunes has also grown in popularity. A cool side effect of this when used en masse dans le studio is that you can listen to other people's music though iTunes Music Sharing. Now, with names like "MD", "teeniebopper", and ";)" your guess is as good as mine as to who's listening to what, but that kind of makes it even more interesting.
I am very glad to find that the GSD has a defacto headphones rule. Late night laptop-speakers blaring Green Day from one end of studio and the Macarena from the other are the surest way to not only kill your productivity, but also drive you certifiably crazy. I speak from experience.
*Poll of prefered music playing devices in the works. In my studio section the ipod is losing hard to two CD players and a tape (!) player.