If you don’t already have a standard blank template for your sessions then you should. I have a few different templates pre-built for certain times so I can start up my ProTools rig, open a session, save a copy and start working. In ProTools 8 there is native support to save a session as a template. There are a few things I like to consider when creating a session template which are –
- What situation would you like this template to cover?
- How many tracks are you likely to need?
- Will you need any MIDI tracks?
- Will any stereo tracks be needed?
- Are you going to need a headphone mix for the band?
- Do you know the processing you will be needing at mixdown? Continue reading