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TimMcMorris says

Man, I need to lean from you guys!

It can sometimes take me several weeks to get something to sound the way I want it to … especially as I force myself to let me ears rest before too much mixing.

Guess this is why I have relatively little amount of tracks for sale :)

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ZtarrZound says

everything ive submitted so far in this area of duration etc, takes approx 2-3 hours from writing till exporting audio all in. then as long as it takes to run off the AJ watermark and post it up.
Geez that’s insane. I’m a snail in comparison with even $8 tracks lol.
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PhilLarson says

Guess this is why I have relatively little amount of tracks for sale :)

...but no little amount of track sales…

So it all depends on preference. A measure of quality vs. quantity. I also don’t think they’re always mutually exclusive – I think you can have both if done right.

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pinkzebra says

Lately I’ve allowed myself the luxury of finishing a track or almost finishing a track and then letting it just sit on my hard drive for a while. I’ll check it out just to listen for fun every once in a while after a few days or a week and then continue to let it sit there – like a fine wine. :)

It may be a month before I actually post it, but by then I have listened to it with fresh ears probably 20 times and made numerous subtle tweaks that add polish and gloss to the overall sound. When it is finally posted I know that the elements of the arrangement, mix and mastering feel just right.

In this regard doing tracks for AJ is very different than custom work where the deadline dictates the speed and finishing process. At first, I treated AJ like those custom jobs and posted tracks as soon as I finished them.

Now I take advantage of the non-deadline. Plus, with the increased competition and volume of tracks on AJ, the music needs to be stronger than ever to cut through.

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joesacco says

Sometimes 1 hour, sometimes 2.

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joesacco says

Man, I need to lean from you guys!

It can sometimes take me several weeks to get something to sound the way I want it to … especially as I force myself to let me ears rest before too much mixing.

Guess this is why I have relatively little amount of tracks for sale :)

It’s working for you Tim, I wouldn’t change a thing!

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simaudio says

What’s the rush? it takes me an hour to start the generator. :)

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tacoMusic says

I think you need to rest your ears when mixing otherwise all sorts of things happen that you don’t notice until you’ve uploaded and published. I sometimes rush out tracks in 2-3 hours and always regret it, I prefer to take some time to reflect on the process and do what pz does.

Unlike him / her, however, I expect I’ll be updating my tracks with better mixes and pruning the turds in the future…

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Jay-P says

Hi guys,

I’m happy to speak with you and learn of your experience! Also Tim, a BIG elite author, take the time to speak with us to learn something and I think that’s not the same everywhere…That’s just fantastic! Russell and Phil Larson, thank you for your points of view and your interest. I really appreciate :-). So proud to be here with you all guys!

To continue the discussion, I ALWAYS put the quality at first cause I’m a big perfectionist! I just can’t do a track in one day and try to have a good product. Because I really often regret! I need to listen again and again, rest my ears for a day (minimum) to try to have a neutral listening, etc. I know that with the experience I’ll get faster and faster to have a similar result… But to do a “long” track (3-4 min) in just one day and be really satisfied with it, maybe in 20 years ^^.

This week, I tried to make a song in a day, I did it, the track is actually in queue for the approval…I’ll see what will happen with the sales :-P.

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BeyondTheVeil says

Hi guys,

I’m happy to speak with you and learn of your experience! Also Tim, a BIG elite author, take the time to speak with us to learn something and I think that’s not the same everywhere…That’s just fantastic! Russell and Phil Larson, thank you for your points of view and your interest. I really appreciate :-). So proud to be here with you all guys!

To continue the discussion, I ALWAYS put the quality at first cause I’m a big perfectionist! I just can’t do a track in one day and try to have a good product. Because I really often regret! I need to listen again and again, rest my ears for a day (minimum) to try to have a neutral listening, etc. I know that with the experience I’ll get faster and faster to have a similar result… But to do a “long” track (3-4 min) in just one day and be really satisfied with it, maybe in 20 years ^^.

This week, I tried to make a song in a day, I did it, the track is actually in queue for the approval…I’ll see what will happen with the sales :-P.

it will happen for you Jay, it takes time and its a constant growth thing to.you def dont need a 20 year history to hit those markers.you will find your feet, nail the genres and trends the more you work on them.have faith and hit it hard bro!! you will look back at this period in 12 months and appreciate how far you have come dude. i have every faith in you, so have some in yourself too.

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