An hour seems like 5 minutes in studio time
Old 7th December 2012
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An hour seems like 5 minutes in studio time

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An hour seems like 5 minutes in studio time and in general as I get older.
Time is flying so fast sometimes!
Old 10th December 2012
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An hour seems like 5 minutes in studio time and in general as I get older.
Time is flying so fast sometimes!
I watched a NOVA documentary recently about time. One thing that stuck with me was the idea that time being relative, appears to the observer to move at roughly the square root of your age. We can observe this time and time again (no pun intended) by talking to the very young and the very old. When you are a child, time seems to move very slowly and we feel we will "never" reach driving age, for example. When we reach our later years, we seem to need less sleep because time seems to fly by, and our internal body clock is running much much faster.

I am 37 and I too have noticed how fast time seems to be going by, especially in the studio where I am hyper-focused on any given task.

Be careful not to listen to Pink Floyd's "Time". It will thoroughly depress you at a time like this.
Old 11th December 2012
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An hour seems like 5 minutes in studio time and in general as I get older...
are you speaking from the point of view of a musician or the point of view of an engineer?
Old 11th December 2012
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One reason, it seems to me, that time seems to flow much more slowly to the young is that there are many more unique 'anchor points' for them. Much more of life is new, so there are many more unique or first time(s) experiences happening to them, so there are a lot more things in a given period of time that serve as anchors against which they measure the passage of time.

As you get older, no matter how much you try to mix it up, much more of life is the same as it was yesterday. There's less and less that stands out in order to serve as an anchor to provide perspective backwards in time, and fewer unique events in a given day to give them them depth and fullness.
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are you speaking from the point of view of a musician or the point of view of an engineer?
From my perspective it doesn't matter - time always seems to be compressed as soon as I set foot in the studio
Old 11th December 2012
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Great insight everyone!
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An hour seems like 5 minutes...
Depending who I'm recording on a given day, it can be the exact reverse.
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Depending who I'm recording on a given day, it can be the exact reverse.
Exactly! Some clients make every 5 minutes feel like an hour in a torture chamber.
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Exactly! Some clients make every 5 minutes feel like an hour in a torture chamber.
and unprepared clients seem to get about 5 minutes work done in about an hour!
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there are jobs where an hour seems like eight... absolute torture that is. but doing commercial photography, eight hours seem like one.... many a days i wished for more time to work
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and unprepared clients seem to get about 5 minutes work done in about an hour!
You got that right!
Old 11th December 2012
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That's it

An hour seems like 5 minutes in studio time and in general as I get older.
Time is flying so fast sometimes!
Sounds about right. I thought for sure last year was only 2001. I have no idea where my 30's went.
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