Poll: How Much Time do You Spend on Making a Beat?

How Much Time do You Spend on Making a Beat

Some music producers say they can knock out a beat in 15 minutes. Some spend days on a track. How much time do you spend on average making a beat?

How Much Time do You Spend on Making a Beat

On Average, How Long Do You Spend Making a Beat?

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  1. I could come up with my main sequence in a matter of minutes. But it takes time making it to a full beat. Muting tracks, changing it up and making it all flow. I like to take my team and listen to my beat in till I’m ready to track it out.

  2. I can create all the sounds and sequences within 15 to 30minutes average. And the song can be laid out in like 5minutes, but i usually come back like a day later to trim, clean up and perfect it. maybe delete or sound, or trim a sound, or change the intro, or in worst case, add a sound

  3. it takes between 10 to 30 minutes to create the idea, but it may take one hour or several days depending on the beat.
      to adjust the levels, remove or add tracks. to do a pre-mix.

  4. i spend about 30 min getting down the best melody i can come up with including chords. main melody , hook , and bridge. in the next hour i spend mixing down and adding effects and variations between notes. i spend time tweaking the sound to its best performance to the song. i spend another 30 mixing down the track. another 30 then adjusting the volumes and equalizing the sounds, compressing what needs to be compressed, adding effects, adjusting the effects, and using my ssl4000 to master the track

  5. Oh and i like to use the right drums for every trakc so i spend another 30 picking out the right drum patterns and the right drum effects to make the track full

  6. ^AceDaProducer you are pretty spot on with the way I do things. I never understood why people want to brag about how fast they can put something together. Like Dre said “Takin’ my time to perfect the beat, and i still got love for the streets!” :)

  7. I SPEND ABOUT 30 MIN IF I TAKE LONGER THEN THAT, THAT MEANS I’M TRYING TOO HARD. OR I’M THINKING TOO MUCH. MY BEST BEATS I GET THE LOOP OUT IN ABOUT 10 MIN OR LESS AND THE I CONSTRUCT THE BEAT FROM THERE. PUTTING A INTRO, HOOK AND CONCLUSION.

  8. My best beats take about 30 minutes. When it sounds right it moves quicker. An average beat goes for an hour or more.

  9. I spend as much time as it takes to get the project complete. There are some beats I’ve spent 15-30 minutes on and that’s all because the vide was right, I knew exactly how the beat needed to sound before i sat down to create it and the sounds were already mixed and tuned the way I needed them to be. It’s easy to create when you have the ideas flowing through you and the sounds are already there ready to go…

    Then there are times when you sit down and you are creating everything from the ground and up and it takes you a few hours even days to complete it.. everyone is different

    Also you have to take into consideration what a beat really is to people.. for some its 4 bars of work others its a complete 4 minute beat with arrangements and all and for most its bars of work