In this week's Audio Plus content, Ryan Leach teaches us about creating workstation templates so you can get composing and recording quickly without getting bogged down in technical details. After an in-depth guide to planning your template, Ryan takes us through the process of setting the template up in Logic Pro (with instructions that can be easily adapted to other software).
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"You're in the middle of writing your next Academy Award winning cue or remixing a straight-to-the-top-of-the-charts hit song when all of a sudden genius strikes; you've just come up with a brilliant cello line that would be perfect for the introduction. So you create a new instrument track, try to remember which library your best cellos are in, instantiate a software instrument, wait two minutes for the patch to load, set up a reverb send on the track, adjust the settings… and by now a long time has passed. Are you still feeling fresh and creative after all this technical minutia? And what happens when you need the French horns?"
Table of Contents
- Why You Should Configure a Template
- The Perfect Template
- Some Considerations Before You Begin
- Getting Your Hands Dirty: Template Setup Walkthrough
- 1. Create a New Project
- 2. Create New Tracks
- 3. Set Up Your Instrument Tracks
- 4. Set Up the Audio Tracks
- 5. Set Up Your Aux Tracks
- 6. Set Up Your Sends
- 7. Create a Spacer Track
- 8. Mastering
- 9. Add Your New Tracks to the Arrange Window
- 10. Organize the Arrange Window
- 11. Hide Tracks You Aren't Using
- 12. Save It As a Template
- Keeping Your Template Current