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BrownHouseMedia says

I was just curious how long it generally takes an author to create a track, I find that getting the track ready for sale, key wording, figuring out a name and description, creating the AJ watermark… take longer than creating the track, or at least it feels that way.

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simonleng says

I was just curious how long it generally takes an author to create a track, I find that getting the track ready for sale, key wording, figuring out a name and description, creating the AJ watermark… take longer than creating the track, or at least it feels that way.

Writing and recording a track can take up to anything from 1 day(short stuff), to four or five days. I do not do orchestral, i would imagine that could take alot longer.

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ZtarrZound says

For me it really varies but those variables aren’t really something you can put a finger on. Somedays I may start with a simple melody that turns into a track in a couple hours. Other times that melody turns into another melody, which turns into ear fatigue, which turns into days of sound design work attempting to get a good blend for said melody :stress:, etc. etc.

I cant really speak much on the upload process since i’m still a young pup in that area but it seems as though once you have a process in place, it’s just a matter of being attentive and careful enough during the process so that steps arent missed that cause you to have to do it twice :).

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jhunger says

My compositions are generally pretty simple, and a typical one minute loop including 2 or 3 acoustic tracks plus maybe 4 MIDI layering tracks (bass, piano, electric piano, something else) plus some sort of acoustic percussion might take me 2-3 hours from inception to mastering. I try to get things right on the original takes so I don’t have to do a lot of editing after the fact.

Those are the ones that go well. Other times I just can’t get the timing right on some finger picking or something and it causes churn, but most of those get abandoned and just take up space on my hard drive.

Sometimes I take a little longer and am more formal, but generally I take the philosophy that perfect should not get in the way of good, or done. In fact, to my ear perfection sounds wrong in the type of music that I like to play and listen to, so I’ll leave in stuff like fret buzz or finger noise unless it’s really egregious.

And then yeah, it’s the uploading, keywords and other maintenance that can be a time suck. This is the price we non-exclusive guys/gals pay because it’s not just one site that we’re working with.

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ThomasVoMusic says

4 days for orchestral pieces.

2-3 days for non-orchestral pieces.

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plastic3 says
2-3 days for non-orchestral pieces.
Something like this for me too…For vocal track i usually need a few days more…I agree with Brownhousemedia, i upload many tracks and i think that AJ must to do this process more easier for authors (automatic watermarking etc)..
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AndySlatter Reviewer says

When I write a new track I usually spend a 2-3 hours a day for several days on it.

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

If I can afford to be slow and methodical I take like a week or so for a fully orchestrated piece. Under a deadline I can usually write like 2-3 minutes of fully orchestrated music per day, but I’m not really comfortable doing that yet since I kind of have to accept my first decent idea for what it is and run with it.

If I didn’t have ADD , and didn’t get distracted with checking AJ forums, sample library news, soundcloud, twitter, and surfing around wikipedia/YouTube randomly all the time… oh and if Netflix wasn’t so damn awesome and affordable I’d probably be able to finish stuff twice as fast. :P

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Sonicbyte says

Normally from 2 – 3 days ( 2 or 3 hours per day) :)

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audiophile-trax says

Like it has already been stated, it really all depends on the complexity of the track. Orchestral works usually take a few days, while a short corporate or classical theme might only take a couple hours. But I do agree that getting the track ready can feel like longer sometimes, especially if you’ve had to make all those updates from being careless like I have! :P

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