Attention math nerds, math isn’t as black and white as you say it is.

For example, you might tell me that 2 x 4 = 8.

I say that’s only partially true.

After almost a week of taking care of twin girls, I can tell you for a fact that 2 x 4 is NOT the same thing as eight.

Sleeping 8 hours is awesome.

Sleeping in 4 separate 2-hour chunks is not. 🙂

Yes, it totals 8 hours.

No, it doesn’t feel the same.

When it comes to spending time in the studio, the same rules apply. Spending 30 minutes on a mix doesn’t feel as great as getting to spend 3-4 hours on a mix.

But like I told you a few weeks ago, “some beats none.”

Yes, you need to set aside bigger chunks of time to really “get your hands dirty” in the studio. But in between those hard-to-find 4-hour blocks, make sure you’re spending time regularly in the studio.

Imagine if I told my wife, “Since I can’t sleep at least 8 hours at a time, I’m not going to sleep at all.”

Silly, right?

You gotta take what you can get.

30 minutes here.

An hour there.

And then a big ol’ chunk of time when you can.

One great way to spend those smaller chunks of time would be to check out one or two of my short, weekly training videos that I post for my VIP members.

The last two weeks I posted a 2-part series on mix bus compression.

Check ’em out here:

Joe Gilder
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