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How long does it take to make a record?

"A Brief Overview Of Time in the Studio"

The most time-intensive part of recording an album remains in the hands of the musicians. Whether it’s out on the live room floor or in front of a drum machine, the bulk of production consists of getting through takes and reviewing and tweaking aesthetic choices Not setting up mics.

In theory, there are many ways in which computers can speed up the process. But in practice, as recording technology advances, so do expectations. When in doubt, remember Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

In 1963, a good working minimum for recording a full length album might have been anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. That’s still a good working minimum now.

The exact length depends a bit on the band, the style, and the approach you take. On that front, there are three basic ways to go: “Live In The Studio”, “Brick-by-Brick,” and my personal favorite, “A Song a Day.”....

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