How long does it finish you to make a track?

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  1. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    How long does it take you to finish a track?

    And do you do it in short bursts or what?

    I do it in pretty short bursts, and it takes me about a week, sometimes more if I don't get bored with it.
    I have a short attention span you see... :|
     
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  2. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    u couldnt of worded that title any more retarded!haha
    but yea about a day if im feelin it but still touch it up a few times after.
     
  3. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    whoops, i'll change it.
    Sorry, I'm tired :p
     
  4. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    months.
    I try to put as much in there as possible.
    I need to stop doing that.
    Less is more in most cases
     
  5. Muta

    Muta Hologram

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    it REALLLLY depends on what my inspiration has to offer to me haha.

    Sometimes it'll take me 2 weeks, and in shorter bursts, Sometimes ill have something finished in one or two days, and after that i'll make some aftertouches later on.
     
  6. Krispy

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    I would say it takes me about a month. But I don't work on it everyday, ill have one day per weekend where I pump at around 4 - 6 hours into it. Other than i'll touch on it for a couple of hours on various weeknights. I like to give myself time between sessions to consider new ideas and new approaches.

    I like to think about the track for a while instead of rushing to finish it. I'm know my process could be sped up using various Ableton techniques like rack sampling. I just haven't gotten to that level yet.
     
  7. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Really varies with me. Sometimes I can get right in the zone and get something together in one sitting of a few hours. Other times I'll spend a week on a drum loop. Depends how much I'm feeling the tune at the time.

    I do think I should spend more time on my tracks than what I do, I guess I just get bored easily
     
  8. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    About 20-30 hours in total, depending, divided along 3-4 weeks. Or shorter now that I don't have a steady job.
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Couple of days... should almost DEFINATELY take me longer. I feel that when ive 'finished a track' that its actually not finished at all and that I still have LOADS of work to do on it. Also feel like I havent made a real effort either and that whoever likes the track is being conned. hahaa
     
  10. moriaty

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    30 to 80 hours
     
  12. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    normally about i spend about 3 hours every day working on about 2 or 3 tunes at a time. for me to say a tune is actually finished anything from 1 week to a month but all depends on how complex the tune, ive got a tune that ive been working on for about 3 years and still am not finished :)
     
  13. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Months, then again i only fit in about 6 hours a week, and i've just started out really!
     
  14. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    That Sabre remix was the first track I worked on start to finish and it took about 3 1/2 to get it 'done' although still not 100% happy with it..... Such is life!
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    About 6 months due to lack of decent equipment, inspiration, time.

    I have my new KRK RP8s now though so time is going to be made.
     
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    3 1/2 hours ?
    3 1/2 days ?
    3 1/2 weeks ?

    hench rmx btw, had a listen on FB (y)
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    Sorry man, 3 1/2 weeks working about 5 out of 7 afternoon/evenings some days around 2pm - 9/10pm, others about 6pm - 10pm.

    Glad you're feeling it mate, seems to have got quite a good reaction, pretty pleased with it so far :)
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    That remix is sick Rhys.
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    Two weeks but nowadays two months thanks to the new addition to the family.