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Jon Nolan
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:17 pm    Post subject: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

just curious about y'alls experience with this kinda thing, and what loose or firm policies you've developed around it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

I'm genuinely productive and doing my best work for between 8 and 10 hours a day.

My day rate is based on a firm 10 hour max.

I only go over for my own projects or projects of friends. And, I almost always regret it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

8 to10hours, no exceptions.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

8 to 10. Any more than that things just asking to get screwed up.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

6-8, unless I'm drinking.



So, usually 8-12, max. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

The day rate is noon - midnight. Since I am consistently the only one who's well rested, I exploit those last two hours to moderate some of the goofier production decisions that happened earlier, in the "gleeful frenzy" hours.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

mastering...8 tops, and 6 is more like it.

tracking...8 to 10.

editing/mixing...i can pretty easily put in 15 hour days. i love getting sucked into that stuff.

i find tracking sessions make me way more mentally tired than either mastering or mixing sessions do...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:57 am    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

I usually max out at 10 hours, but prefer 6-8.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

8-10 hours is most common for me.

However I LOVE! The feeling of just not wanting too stop.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

Well I just did a 14 hour stretch of tracking ONLY because it's my friend's band and they were still productive. The MCI autolocatpr got frustrating after awhile with the buttons double clicking on the number pad, and the board got pretty warm, but just trying to get much recorded for them since I live 5 hours away.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

It depends on the situation.
If I'm tracking I can and will work long hours. 12 to 14 hour days are not uncommon. As long as the performer is still productive I'll soldier through.
If I'm mixing I like to work in short bursts. 3-4 hours and then a few hours off. Once it starts to feel like I'm treading water it's time to pack it in.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

I don't think I can mix much more than six hours per day excluding breaks.

For recording / general studio work I can do long days. It's pretty much expected in TV, especially when shooting on location. Start eight in the morning, come back at midnight and take the expensive gear in.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

10 am to 8 pm has been my usual schedule lately. Leaves time for late dinners and a relationship. I did a session of 2 weeks of 12 hour days once. That was the last time I did that. Never again. Those last two hours were almost always useless.

One thing I tell people is "I need time to deal with Tape Op" which was something I never used to say. Now I'm honest and up front about it... No one complains about a productive 10 hour day though.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

yeah, 10 hours seems to be about the limit of what's good and productive.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:08 am    Post subject: Re: Hours a day: what's your limit? Reply with quote

I'm not a pro. I'd imagine that tracking endurance over many hours would be very dependent on the proficiency of the musicians.
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