March 3, 2013

How Long Do You Spend on Tracks?

How much time does it take to produce a mere 3 minute long track?  I bet if I guessed I would have guessed a huge underestimation.  It’s hard to tell how much time is actually spent creating a track, but I’m sure the number is close to the scale of days and weeks rather than hours.  Producers can get lost in their creation like a kid playing video games, and completely lose track of time – but the result is worth the effort, even if others do not understand how long it took.

If you spend money on things like cigarettes and coffee, you probably don’t want to know how much money you’ve spent on a habit with no positive consequence – but if you’ve spent time mastering a song, knowing how much time it took you might just be inspiration to work hard at your next project.  There is actually a free VST plug in for DAW users, which tracks exactly how much time has been spent sitting at the computer chugging away.  It will help you understand the value of your time, and what you can do to improve upon your routine or what u can eliminate completely.