Pt. 1 Template
I cannot stress how important it is to have a clean and organized Pro Tools session. In this series of posts I’ll cover some of the things I do to keep my session is order. This is how I personally do things, but as long as you know where everything is in your session, you can do what works for you.
The first thing I would recommend is to create a template that works for you. Make sure you have everything you need in the template to start a session. When the artist comes in, you can open your template and be ready to go. Some things that I put in my template are individual buses for drums, instruments, vocals and effects. I have my vocal chain for recording and some plugins that I use regularly for instruments so I don’t have to go looking for them. These things seem small and might only take you a minute to set up, but after 50 sessions these things quickly add up.