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j.hall

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how long do you typically get to....
« on: April 27, 2004, 05:49:12 pm »

make a full length record

6 full days is my average......now that i mix mainly, i get about 2 days, which i can sometimes stretch into 4 half days which feels more productive to me, and allows more time to recall and second guess yourself.  which is frustrating, but typically good.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2004, 05:52:49 pm »

 I average about 4 hours per song for the mix stage so we're in the same ballpark mix wise. OTOH I have projects that take years to complete that in all reality add up to one solid month of tracking and mixing. The there's my bands album, aaahhhhh!

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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2004, 12:30:49 am »

I did a punk band recently that tracked 14 songs in a day and half! I remember when my bands could do that. Short sweet and sloppy. Definitely not average. I do mostly 3-4 song demos and it's usally 1 - 2 days tracking and 6 - 10 hours mixing.

I'd like to get to the point where I'm doing larger projects but being that it's a hobby (money pit) what I can squeeze into a weekend and a couple weekdays after work is about it.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2004, 01:17:04 am »

It varies so much for me it's ridiculous.  I've done a ton of songs in a weekend, or two that stretch out for three years.  The record I'm mixing I'm currently billing 90 hours for mixing alone.  We've got one song to re-mix and I'm not charging them for a mono acoustic song I mixed tonight.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2004, 03:04:27 pm »

6-10 days over stretches of weeks.  it's sad really.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2004, 03:48:57 pm »

what some of you need to specify is when you say, "stretches out of 2 years"

what does that mean???......two half days a year, full time 6 days a week for 2 years?

i've been working on my own record for about 4 years.  when it's all over and done

i'll probably have 3 months of total work in the thing.

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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2004, 05:26:11 pm »

Like your record.  Worked on sporadicaly over a long time.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2004, 02:31:48 pm »

most of our clients don't have the budget to do it all at once...
it is kinda stretched out over time and "paydays"

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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2004, 03:38:15 pm »

My current client (4-piece band) has budgeted 24 studio hours to do their album (track, mix and "finalize" -- I hesitate to use the term "master" here).  

We will probably get all the tracking done in the alotted time (we're down to the last of the guitar and vocal overdubs), but that's about it.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2004, 05:14:11 pm »

24 hours????????????

i can do 2 songs in that time.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2004, 05:31:29 pm »

My average is about 100 hours on a good 10 song record.

This winter I got the liberty of spending about 40 hours producing two songs for a 6 piece group. No autotune, minimal drum edits... that was probably the most fun I've ever had creating music.

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Not long enough.
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2004, 07:14:07 pm »

About 80 hours for a 10 song project for tracking, mixing, and as Delta 9 says, finalizing.  That's for a band that cares about the final product.

I've done 5 song demos start to finish in 3 hours but I can't say I'm particularly proud of the results.
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Re: Not long enough.
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2004, 01:13:02 am »

It seems there is never enought time, but I would say I average around 80-100 hours of billed studio time for a typical band project if its done right. I find I spend between 2-4 hours per song mixing.

Acoustic singer/songwriter stuff goes faster; I just did a 13 song project in a little over 20 hours and also did a bluegrass cd in 15 hours total including the "mastering".
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Re: Not long enough.
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2004, 05:31:36 am »

full lengths, (10-14 songs)   i usually like to have 3-6 weeks to track.   probably another week to mix(recalls included)

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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2004, 09:54:33 am »

j.hall wrote on Mon, 03 May 2004 16:14

24 hours????????????

i can do 2 songs in that time.


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