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Jules

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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2004, 09:42:18 pm »

2 or 3 or 4 x 10 hour days per song  

Start to finish

load in

to walking out with a CD each

20 /30 / 40 hours per song

I charge per song

I take as long as I want / feel / it takes

I dont let musicians / managers / labels set session times or 'days' needed - they dont know.

I am always the producer

redelephant

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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2004, 02:56:44 am »

I have recently limited my session times to 6 hours max, so doing a 3-4 song demo usually takes 2-3 days to track and a day or two to mix. That all depends on the talent. If the drummer sucks then it generally takes longer to get good tones and do more drum edits. Same goes with vocals and guitars.

Does anyone else find that after 6 hours you and the band are just burnt? I think that that decision is probably the best I've made in my short production career. 6 hour sessions max.
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j.hall

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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2004, 09:30:47 am »

6 hour sessions only exist for me in the form of mix sessions.

no way could i convice a band, nor would i want to, to work a 6 hour tracking day.

we typically go 10 to 12 hours a day.  and honestly, it doesn't seem that bad to me.  if we are on schedule, we take a lunch break and dinner break outside of the studio.  gets every one out, and helps refresh you.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2004, 09:52:06 am »

There aren't any hard and fast rules as per session times at my joint. I don't like to go past 6 hours mixing, it just gets too fuzzy upstairs.
The punque band I'm mixing currently gets about 3 hours and I'm ready to kill myself. I'd love to knock it out and get it over with but getting the CB-75 kit to sound good and trying to get a band that isn't playing together at all to sound like a band is so disheartening three hours is all i can take. Tyis is where ITB computer recall comes in handy, delaying the inevitable...
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2004, 11:49:46 am »

My last record(10 tracks)basic tracks were recorded in 7 days
3 days drums, bass rhythm guitars, and piano(the White House-Nashville).
4 days of overdubs and vox(home studio/Nashville).
3 month break, 3 days of recutting vox, and guitars, etc(home studio/Nashville).
8 month break, 21 days(approx.) mixing (the Gate-Miami).

Today will be our final day of mixing(Charles Dye), Thursday we master with Mike Fuller. This will be the pinnacle of my first project. What a great feeling that will be.
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Re: how long do you typically get to....
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2004, 06:01:29 pm »

I used to do the charge-per-song thing until I started getting taken advantage of by the bands.  Now, I charge hourly, so it winds up taking around 30 hours for a 4 or 5 song project.  Mixing is around 4 to 5 hours per song, if no otto-tuning is necessary, or, worse yet, REQUESTED by the band.  I guess that would really count more as editing anyway.
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