How Long Do You Take To Write A Track

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    LysanderDaBest : Tue 8th Jan 2019 : 3 years ago

    Usually takes less than a week for me. Depends on genre obviously! Dubstep takes a shorter time than when I make orchestral bs, theme songs, etc...

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    TheFemiFactor : Wed 9th Jan 2019 : 3 years ago

    As with alot of questions in life, the answer is it depends.

    Especially by genre, with some rap songs the beats are melodic enough to freestyle an entire song worthy session in 15-20 minutes.

    It also depends on how you go about the process, I've come up with just the hook for a song, then take days to come up with lyrics then having to create the instrumental around that could take a while.

    So imo it depends on what the deadline for the song is and what the audience is (ie just a demo vs a project that will be released) etc.

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    DaMastarXD : Fri 18th Jan 2019 : 3 years ago

    Not like I wanna sound professional? Or good? But it takes me a month to finish a song :/
    I really wish I could finish a song in a day as well LOL

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    Bilbozo : Tue 22nd Jan 2019 : 3 years ago

    If I already have the inspiration and most of the elements pre-thought out, 3-4 days is usually what it takes for me. I try to do a song in two weekends. Composition and recording the first weekend. Polishing and mastering on the second weekend. I have shelved many projects for years and come back to them but I don't consider that a stewing process where that time is included. I usually have to be re-inspired with other new fresh thoughts and ideas. Maybe they are just cryogenically frozen until my mind thaws them back out !

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    Venuslove : Tue 22nd Jan 2019 : 3 years ago

    Go with the flow, unlesss you have pressure to write it on the spot, ok. Believe me I've found pieces of text from 10 years ago that I re-wrote to sound hip and it came out good. It's your call.

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    2nick8 : Wed 23rd Jan 2019 : 3 years ago

    Usually when im shitting... so probably abt 15 to 20mins..

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    Paganini : Wed 30th Jan 2019 : 3 years ago

    It depends on the genre, and most importantly, on the idea; how complex the idea is and how complex it is to make it real.

    It also depends on the producer. There's no real benchmark on how much time you need to spend on a track for it to be good. Some can make a track that is absurdly complex and detailed in less than a day. Others can spend a week and completely scrap the project.

    Personally? I don't really produce tracks, I compose and make loops. It takes me about 2 to 3 hours to lay down an idea. Then from 3 to 5 hours to mix it and make it sound just perfect for me.

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    SliMusic : Fri 29th Nov 2019 : 2 years ago

    It usually takes me about 20 hours to compose an acceptable track. Mixing is another thing. Sometimes my mixing changes with what mood I'm in, and I'll change it up because if upset and I hear something wrong. Then I'd come back later realizing it wasn't wrong! I spend HOURS upon HOURS trying to get that sound back.

    But since most of my beats are just normal soundcloud "type beats" and not that complex, it takes 20 minutes composing and 5 mastering.

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    YungSedi : Sat 30th Nov 2019 : 2 years ago

    It took me a week to write this one

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    Quantumhead1 : Mon 2nd Dec 2019 : 2 years ago

    This last one took me about 4 days give or take. I have a weird process for it. First I sit down for a couple of days and spam out a bunch of material/loops to use, then I might take a break for another day or two, then I go back and make a track out of everything I've saved. I find this works a lot better for me because once I have the material to work with then making the track becomes a lot easier than it would be if I just sat there waiting for inspiration.

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    lafftar : Thu 5th Dec 2019 : 2 years ago

    My best beats flow out easy, like 15 - 20 minutes, no lie

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    VirginiaSlimm : Sun 15th Dec 2019 : 2 years ago

    Until it's finished when I am my own client.
    By deadline when it is work for another client.
    Time is a resource for me, not a qualifier. Sometimes I'm very efficient. Sometimes I'm just in couchlock mode enjoying the process.
    -In the end I try to remember that usually someone else will only spend a few minutes listening to the final track. -Sobering realization. :D...

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    harmonie : Wed 18th Dec 2019 : 2 years ago

    I find that a fresh immediate response is often better than the carefully studied responses, so the "raw stuff" in a track comes out fast. In less than an hour. But it could be endlessly polished and evolved...for eternity...
    Since I'm not a pro musician, I never have to make an official final version of anything! So I just "share" when I get tired of working on it.

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    jive4005 : Wed 25th Nov 2020 : 1 year ago

    Takes me anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. After that 1 or 2 days to add my vocs. Mostly I make full tracks for posting here and on YouTube or backtracks for me to use on the job.

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    Unknown User : Sun 3rd Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    I think it really depends on how inspired you're feeling in the moment. Sometimes it takes me at least a couple of days to finish a rough song idea (and this doesn't include the full instrumentation and arrangement, obviously) and other times, you could complete the whole structure of a song (for e.g, intro, verse, bridge, chorus, outro) with completed lyrics in not more than 30 mins or so. I wrote this particular song (below) in not more than 30 mins and it was just one of those days. The crazy thing about this song is that I wrote it in a room with a broken heating system during the middle of an extremely cold Midwest winter :)

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    jive4005 : Sun 3rd Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    Since I made many tracks (well over 100) in the 90's it's easy for me to upload often. Being a singer and not a player I must rely upon loops & samples to make my tracks... but singing is easy for me, being blessed with a good ear and the ability to create harmonies without any practicing.

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    ShawnForrest : Sun 3rd Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    I turn out at least 2 tracks per week, sometimes more, but I know it's important to keep working on new projects. I'd like to take more time on tracks, and it's getting to the point where I am doing so. Keep doing you!

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    bringerofDOOM : Tue 11th Jan 2022 : 8 months ago

    Usually conception to initial mix takes 6-12 hours, then another 3ish hours for final mix/master. I can technically produce a finished work from scratch in a day, if I really grind it out.

    If it's a collaboration, this varies greatly due to the logistical complexities of each individual (life happens).

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    randyrandomson : Tue 11th Jan 2022 : 8 months ago

    It depends on how quickly I obtain the pieces I need for my track and how quickly I arrange the piece. Sometimes it takes me under an hour, other times it takes me months because I'm waiting until an optimal vocal comes up.

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