How many hours do you spend making music per week?

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How many hours do you spend making music per week?

Post by daft cunt » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:22 pm

Just curious.

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Post by psyphon » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:35 pm

Not enough!

Seriously...

Not enough.
Bored of the same old fucking shit.

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Post by ozols man » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:41 pm

on avrage about 3 hours a day... but it varies.. if im amking a beat and feeling it straight away i might dedicate a whole day to it

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Post by spencertron » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:48 pm

it's turned into about 3+ hours each night. A combination of aimless reaktor programming and making new sounds.

between that i'm in a band. and any other evenings i'm collaborating with other artists with improvisations in various styles.
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Post by djake » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:07 pm

psyphon wrote:Not enough!

Seriously...

Not enough.
same, i would idealy like the whole day everyday to make beats but that just aint gunna happen :cry:

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Post by tempest » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:13 pm

When I get home from work during the week maybe an hour or 2 messin with ideas... Then as much time as I can squeeze out of the weekend around going out and that..

Maybe 10-20 hours a week if im going well.. Which is pretty sad really, would love to spend 8 hours a day in the lab rather than in an office doing work that isn't satisfying at all and helping fatcats get rich

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Post by __________ » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:17 pm

it depends. sometimes i can go two days without making tunes, sometimes i spend 10 hours on a tune and finish it in a day.
sometimes i wake up and make tunes straight away, sometimes i stay up all night and the next day making tunes.

i make tunes when i'm feeling inspired...sometimes i'm just not feeling inspired though

i'd say on average between 3 and 48 hours a week, it varies a lot.

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Post by 7 below » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:21 pm

2-8 hours a week normally.

Haven't had a chance to do anything for the last 2-3 weeks tho :cry:

Too much work!

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Post by legend4ry » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:42 pm

Couple a hours a day if I am feeling it.


Sometimes I get really stuck though, specially lately.


on average though.. anything from 10-30 hours.
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Post by John Locke » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:14 am

shit, i always imagined I spent LESS time than most on music (mainly cos it takes me fucking months to get shit finished up and everyone else seems to churn tracks out) but rarely a week passes that ive spent less than 30 hrs actually writing (not to mention all the other hours wasted on music related shit, like listening, reading, thinking, emailing, sample-searching, crate-digging, whatever).

Shit man, i need to stop fucking around, AND count myself lucky

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Post by r » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:25 am

too much, already makin other genres and lacking out of inspiration

its a killer

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Post by drifterman_ » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:28 am

last 5/6 days have been straight up 10 hour a day reason shifts...

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Post by Sharmaji » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:37 am

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Post by habitualbeatscamp » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:40 am

Back during this past summer, I would spend an easy 30 hours a week on beats..


Now-a-days, im lucky if I get 6 hours a week.


Lemme tell ya, at first it's cool to sit around all day and make beats, after a while.. You tend to dry up. I was unemployed for over 6 months, now I am hoping that since I am working, I will be able to come up with ideas.
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Post by tempest » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:15 am

HabitualBeatsCamp wrote:Back during this past summer, I would spend an easy 30 hours a week on beats..


Now-a-days, im lucky if I get 6 hours a week.


Lemme tell ya, at first it's cool to sit around all day and make beats, after a while.. You tend to dry up. I was unemployed for over 6 months, now I am hoping that since I am working, I will be able to come up with ideas.
Yeah I reckon you'll be sweet man... Same kinda thing with me, and once I was working 5 days a week, I have much less time to work on music, but I appreciate the time so much more and use it a lot more constructively. Also, plenty of ideas because they are bottled up for 8 hours a day :x

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Post by psyphon » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:37 am

Got a girlfriend that i live with, got a full time job and when I'm lacking inspiration or experiencing writers block then I can go for weeks without producing a single (ahem) wobble ;)

Pisses me right off as I'd love to do more. Just like the good old days!

Find I'm most productive when I have bouts of insomnia. Weird, huh?!
Bored of the same old fucking shit.

Bollocks to it...

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Post by addict » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:25 am

ozols man wrote:on avrage about 3 hours a day... but it varies.. if im amking a beat and feeling it straight away i might dedicate a whole day to it

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Post by junglist » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:44 pm

3-6 hours a day 4-5 days a week. (about 24 hours average)

The rest of the time is spent eating, sleeping and listening to music.

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Post by octave_noize » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:45 pm

Usually ends up 3 - 4 hours min a day. If i get started late say 11pm or 12...i know ill be in for an all nighter...but thats alright while i'm unemployed ;-)

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Post by spencertron » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:51 pm

Those of us who have jobs then...

averaging 5 hours a night sleep? probably less if i'm honest...but i make it up at the weekend. :wink:

i tried to set a time for when to stop and leave things alone but in reality, it ain't possible, because it's sod's law that 5 minutes before the 'stop time' something just demands more attention.
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