Join Evan Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Channel strip preset examples in Pro Tools, part of A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks.
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- So now we're in Pro Tools and…what I want to go back to is the thing…that I said about creating templates…for individual artists that you're working with…or projects that you're working on,…because those are going to come in…really handy here.…Now there are undocumented ways…to actually create…Channel Strip templates in Pro Tools.…But this is the way that I do things.…It's very simple.…First of all, I'm going to go to…File, Import, Session Data.…And I'm going to go ahead and grab my…Vocal Template here,…because maybe I just want a little bit…of the magic from the Vocal Template plugins…on this new Channel Strip I have.…
But it's not one of those things…where I'm going to do a bunch of recording,…so I need to import all of those template Channel Strips.…What I'll do is, hit Open here,…and I'm going to choose on my main…playlist options not to import clips and medias.…So this means we're basically only…going to include the inserts,…and I'm going to go ahead down here,…and I'm just going to grab Verse One,…because that's the one that I wanted to do.…
Evan starts with the music production tools that can make it easier to see a song through to completion, such as templates, presets, and foolproof hardware setups. Next, he gets into the heavy lifting, mixing both songwriting and production techniques with tips for dealing with the psychological factors that may trip you up when completing a song. He wraps up the course with techniques that help to clear the final steps of song completion, including building transitions, adding ear candy, mixing strategies for increased efficiency, and simple mastering techniques, whether you choose to master your tracks yourself or hire a professional.
- Planning your track with a problem-solving mindset
- Prepping to record vocals and music
- Using DAW song templates
- Getting basic musical ideas down
- Making decisions that serve the song
- Using channel strip presets
- Creating sections and structure
- Building better transitions
- Adding FX, ear candy, and automation
- Mixing and mastering