Using Templates

In a world where time is an engineers enemy we sometimes need to get the job done quickly.

If this is the case for you I highly recommend using templates to speed up your workflow and get the results you want, faster.

You might have heard the concept of templates being used in music production. Some people never use them and some people swear by them.

So why would you want to use them? Here are some of the reasons I implement them into my workflow:

I get the most out of my sessions – for me I like to make sure that I have all bases covered. Uusing a template means I have all of the possible tracking combinations at my disposal.

Save CPU – this is a no brainer, I use templates to split up different stages, for example drum programming gets pretty hefty on the CPU, by doing this separately it helps to give my computer a break.

Achieve faster results – this is obvious, I don’t have to add tracks, colour code them, name them, route them etc. Oh and all I have to do is open the template and everything is there!

Examples of templates I use in my projects:

  • Song writing
  • Midi drum mapping
  • Tracking
  • Mixing
  • Mastering

If you find yourself getting bored of routing all your drums out to individual audio tracks, or inserting tons of busses, try implementing a template and see how your workflow improves.

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