Why You Need Templates For Your Productions
I went a long time without a mix template because it wasn’t a thing back in the day of live analog sound.
Mixing whatever the live bands threw at me at the dark and musty music venue wasn’t unusual. Each show would be different. Each show would have random bands, each with separate instrumentation so I just had to mix whatever they were playing.
So I got good at mixing fast, massaging the faders, and twisting the knobs until the bands sounded awesome.
Although I didn’t have a mix template back then, I did have a workflow.
I developed a set of systems so that I could adapt to any band that showed up, regardless of how different the lineup was for each show.
Even if one band had a keyboard player with one stereo piano and a mono mini-Moog, and the other band had a brass section I had set up my mixer to the point of having these “catch-all” channels handy so that I could respond to whatever the show threw at me that week.
But the home studio has infinitely more flexibility for you to be more efficient and productive.
Creating templates allows you to save so much time for each song because you’ve got everything set up and ready to go.
You’ve got all the busses ready.
You’ve got all of your go-to plug-ins in place for each track.
Your effects returns are armed and ready with your favorite reverbs and delays.
And if you’re like me, you’ve already dialed in your favorite starting presets so that you can get creative immediately instead of spending the first hour of your mix playing with what’s basically just a fancy-looking virtual patch bay.
Having a template is just so important if you want to save time and be more effective as a music producer.
Once you learn the power of systemizing your templates and creating workflows around your production process, you’ll immediately free up your time for more creative work.
I put together the Quick Mixing Productivity Pack this week because I want to help you save hours in the studio.
You achieve that by finding the hidden gaps in your time to work on music and setting up templates and systems to create a more efficient workflow.
So if you’d like to find more time to make more music, grab the Quick Mixing Productivity Pack right now.
You’ll spend a few hours with my materials, but those hours will teach you how to save hours every time you sit down to work on your music.
An easy return on your time.
The Quick Mixing Productivity Pack includes my personal Logic Pro X mix template that you can open straight into Logic. It includes all of my groups, busses, auxiliary effect returns, and all of my favorite stock plug-ins ready to go. However, if you don’t have Logic Pro X the Mix Template Masterclass will teach you how to create the very same template with whatever DAW you choose to use.