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Setting time limits when completing a track

When creating, tracking and mixing a song do you set time limits on the frame of time used?

I usually give myself 2 days to complete a track, and if it sucks after these 2 days, I just chuck it out and start over again. I find this helps me because I get bored quickly and I hate listening to the same thing over and over again. I also find it gives me focus and allows me to really serve the song musically and concentrate on it rather than go crazy putting a ton of stuff on it.

What's your take on it?
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It depends. If a song's easy, I can rehearse a song and then record it straight away afterwards. Other times I set aside a few hours to rehearse, work out the gremlins and then come back the next day after sleeping on it. I try and limit the number of takes though, things shouldn't be too perfect, unless it's pop/punk or something!
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Usually, my client sets this limit with the amount of money in his or her pocket.

But yeah. If it's a personal track, serious time limits get set. Usually, the first 3 to 4 hours mixing gets it done, or so in the ballpark that only minor tweaking is needed. If that doesn't happen, I usually trash the track, as it's an indication of deeper and more serious problems.
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