Pt. 2 Color Coding and Grouping
One of the best tools for organization is color coding and grouping tracks. I usually color code and group everything so it is easy to see, and I don't have to search for anything too long. I like to color and group the vocals, instruments, and drums different colors. From there, you can get more intricate. If you have a lot of guitars, you give them their own color. Keeping all of these tracks in their own groups is very important too as it allows you to manipulate the whole group together. Whether you are adjusting all the volumes at once or flying a background vocal to another section, grouping is just as important as color coding. Color coding and grouping will allow you to not only track instruments and record vocals more efficiently, but it will make things easier for you in the post production (mixing, mastering) stages.