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how "fast" do you record/track bands?...

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  1. The-Zeronaut

    The-Zeronaut Mixing..Y U SO DIFFICULT?

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    I was just wondering what is the "average" time do you spend tracking a band...(just recording)
    Lately i´ve been asking myself if i spend too much time tracking...

    Lets say that you record an 8 song cd...
    i usually spend:
    *(1 day = 8 hours)*

    -2/3 days recording drums (usually 2 days ..3/4 songs per day)
    -2/3 days rhythm guitars (i edit timing on the spot so usually a song takes 2/3 hours)
    -Bass 1/2 days (timing edited on the spot)
    -Vocals 3/4 days (depends on the complexity of the tracks...many background vocals/harmonies/etc..)
    -Keyboards 1/2 days (again depending on the complexity of the arrangement)
     
  2. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    There's not really a general rule...
    tracking clean vocals for an album might take 6 days, growls could even be done in 1-2 days...
    sometimes drums are finished the second day, sometimes it takes 4-5 days...
    bass can often be done in 1 day, might take 3 days (I don't really like spending more than 2 days on bass though)....
    then there might be folk instruments, synths etc....

    A day here is anything between 8 and 16 hours (if it's going really well I won't stop recording usually)

    So what I usually do is really customise a schedule for each band, most of the times tracking will be between 9 and 16 days (for a 10 track album)...


    here's an example of how the first page of my quote could look

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  3. jangoux

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    hahaha loved the last phrase on your quote.
     
  4. Mashreef

    Mashreef New Metal Member

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    omg hahahaha

    i should make sth like that...
     
  5. mva801

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    You're pretty on with the timing man. That seems average, at least for this genre/ style. Other styles can be done quite a bit faster if the band is good and can record live together in the proper environment.
     
  6. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    Better spending time getting good tracks than spending even more time trying to fix shit tracks.
     
  7. crillemannen

    crillemannen Member

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    I spend 3 weeks tracking + editing and then 1 additional week for mixing for a standard album. I usually spend an average of 2 days per song to track/edit for an Ep though.
     
  8. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    Yup, about 2 days per song is what mine tends to be, mixing is usually 2 songs/day after that.
     
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  10. The-Zeronaut

    The-Zeronaut Mixing..Y U SO DIFFICULT?

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