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View Poll Results: On average, how many tracks are you making?
1 a day 7 7.22%
1 a week 29 29.90%
1 a month 49 50.52%
1 a year 5 5.15%
Hardly ever 7 7.22%
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Old 18-04-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
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How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

I was sorting through my current folder of work today, and realised that since January I've been averaging around 4 tracks a month. For me, this is a massive achievement comparing it to how many I used to make.

I was wondering where other people are at. How many tracks do you make on average, from start to finish. Lets exclude mastering as this is done either by yourself, label or whoever you send it to.

So lets say, from starting the track to finishing you composition and being happy with the mix before the first mastering stage (exluding changes after if needed).

Gunna pop a poll up on here out of interest.

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Old 18-04-2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

I just went back and checked my drives and I've finished 95 tracks in the last 12 months..excluding remixes of works by other artists. So that's around the 7 to 8 tracks per months mark..or 2 each week on average.

If you include the remixes, then that number would go up a little..not much..to maybe 3 tracks per week.

Having said that, I went with 1 per week in the poll above, simply because some weeks I won't do anything and others I bang out a track or two in a single day...so "1 per week" is a rough guide of where I'm at right now, I guess.

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Old 18-04-2014, 11:23 PM   #3
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

Roughly 12 per year seems like my average, although some tracks can take more than a month to make. I don't bother with mastering, I only try to focus on getting the mix as right as possible.

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Old 18-04-2014, 11:24 PM   #4
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

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I just went back and chanced my drives and I've finished 95 tracks in the last 12 months..excluding remixes of works by other artists. So that's around the 7 to 8 tracks per months mark..or 2 each week on average.

If you include the remixes, then that number would go up a little..not much..to maybe 3 tracks per week.

Having said that, I went with 1 per week in the poll above, simply because some weeks I won't do anything and others I bang out a track or two in a single day...so "1 per week" is a rough guide of where I'm at right now, I guess.
Are you doing this professionally or around your day-job etc? That's pretty impressive whichever way it is

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Old 18-04-2014, 11:59 PM   #5
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

I'll go through phases where I'll make 2 in a month one month but then go on a 6 month period where nothing happens (writer's block, busy with work/personal stuff, boredom etc) so I hover around 1 every 3 months on average

Have just finished my first in 5 months as it happens (in my sig if you fancy a listen). My gf was away for 2 weeks and I guess that let me get on with music with no distractions

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Old 19-04-2014, 12:01 AM   #6
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

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Are you doing this professionally or around your day-job etc? That's pretty impressive whichever way it is
Yeah..more or less full-time..from around 10 in the morning until about 7 or 8 at night, sometimes longer. Keep in mind I'm based at home, so those hours are not really as long as they might lead you to think, as there's other stuff going on around me with the family..and breaks for meals, trips to the loo and everyday kind of stuff as well. But I guess you could say it full-time every day, with usually one day a week off.

As for it being impressive..thanks for that, but trust me when I say not everything I've produced is something I would release to the public..some are full "test tracks", where I'm basically seeing how some vst or effect sounds in a mix, with me playing with settings and sounds in general.

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Old 19-04-2014, 12:55 AM   #7
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

It varies. I get into spurts of creativity for a month or so, then it's a barren desert for over a year. At best I could maybe pull off 10 songs in a year if I kept my spirits up and kicked myself in the ass.
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Old 22-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #8
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

For me it fluctuates, sometimes I will get a song done in a week. Having said that, university often gets in the way, and I don't make any full tracks for a while. The better one gets at music, the longer the tracks seem to take
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Old 22-04-2014, 02:48 PM   #9
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

I just want to know if I'm the only one who never finishes anything.
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I just want to know if I'm the only one who never finishes anything.
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I just want to know if I'm the only one who never finishes anything.
You are not the only one.
[thread]When I'm productive, I might make 4 songs(or WIP's) per month and sometimes I make only one track a month.[/thread]

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Old 22-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #12
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About 24 a year.

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Old 22-04-2014, 06:37 PM   #13
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

It's changing all the time, but over the past year, I've probably started between 50 and 60 tracks, but I actually finished about 26. The previous year, I started about 120 tracks, and finished about 14. I couldn't tell you how many per month, because it's so all over the place haha. I'll have months where I don't really finish anything, then I'll have like a week where I finish 3 or 4 tracks, one right after the other.

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Old 22-04-2014, 06:44 PM   #14
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

For a pretty long time I hadn't made ANY finished tracks, and then I decided I would finish one a month regardless of how crappy it ended up, just to teach myself to finish stuff... I'm in awe of people who can just churn out multiple tracks in a week.. That's not natural!!
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Old 22-04-2014, 08:22 PM   #15
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I've never finished a track but I start one everyday almost. Then pick bits out of each or come back to them. I've around 50 saved set's with about 20 with full structure and 10 that needs cleaning. About 5 on my Soundcloud are almost done and 1 could probaly be considered finished. So, everyday almost.
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Old 23-04-2014, 12:23 AM   #16
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Re: How many tracks do you make per week/month/year?

I'm in with the one per month crowd but this year it seems just a tad more than that being as we're in the 4th month and I've finished 5 tracks and am laying the ground for track 6.

As related to finishing tracks, over the last two years I've finished every track I've started. As such I'm of the opinion there's a piece of music in anything you begin you just have to be willing to find it. Sometimes it requires drastically changing the nature of the track via resampling / resequencing / what-have-you, but I'm a firm believer it's always waiting in there somewhere to be drawn out.

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I've been working on one for about the past two months... Been working on an edit and a mash up tho and I have had a hard drive failure that kept me from producing for about 2 weeks.
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It depends on season, I can't do anything when there's a good weather or really hot outside, so summers are least productive. I'm currently doing one a week, start and finish(?) the same day, sometimes in two/three days. Can't work in other way.
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I have no clue...I start a ton of shit, finish only the cream of the crop. I also just noodle a lot : )

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Is the question for starting tunes or finishing them lol

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