Login / Register
 
An hour seems like 5 minutes in studio time
New Reply
Subscribe
carlheinz
Thread Starter
#1
7th December 2012
Old 7th December 2012
  #1
Lives for gear
 
carlheinz's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: S.California
Posts: 1,156

Thread Starter
carlheinz is offline
An hour seems like 5 minutes in studio time

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!
__________________
#2
10th December 2012
Old 10th December 2012
  #2
Gear Head
 
rockmixer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 53

rockmixer is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlheinz View Post
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!
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.
#3
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #3
Gear Guru
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 15,122

joeq is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlheinz View Post
That's it
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?
__________________
.

“What you ask about is music. What you like is sound. Now music and sound are akin, but they are not the same.”
— Confucius
#4
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #4
Gear Guru
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 12,682

Dean Roddey is offline
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.
__________________
Dean Roddey
Chairman/CTO Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd
www.charmedquark.com

Be a control freak!
#5
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #5
Lives for gear
 
Bristol_Jonesey's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 528

Bristol_Jonesey is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeq View Post
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
carlheinz
Thread Starter
#6
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #6
Lives for gear
 
carlheinz's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: S.California
Posts: 1,156

Thread Starter
carlheinz is offline
Great insight everyone!
#7
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #7
Lives for gear
 
Bender412's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,020
My Recordings/Credits

Bender412 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlheinz View Post
That's it

An hour seems like 5 minutes...
Depending who I'm recording on a given day, it can be the exact reverse.
#8
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #8
Lives for gear
 
Ward Pike's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,594

Ward Pike is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bender412 View Post
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.
__________________
--
What signature?
#9
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #9
Gear Guru
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 15,122

joeq is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ward Pike View Post
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!
Quote
1
#10
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #10
Lives for gear
 
Ward Pike's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,594

Ward Pike is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeq View Post
and unprepared clients seem to get about 5 minutes work done in about an hour!
You got that right!
#11
11th December 2012
Old 11th December 2012
  #11
Lives for gear
 
kafka's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,405

kafka is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlheinz View Post
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.
__________________
- It looks just like a Telefunken U47 - with leather. You'll love it ...
- Jazz is not dead - it just smells funny.
- It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Topic:
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
stereobot / Music Computers
1
Versatile255 / So much gear, so little time!
35
StringMike / Bass traps, acoustic panels, foam etc
14
Douchebag / Geekslutz forum
0

Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.