Join Evan Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Template examples in Logic, part of A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks.
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- So I wanted to show you an example of…a finished Production Template in Logic,…and how to get it saved in the right place.…Now, we have a few things that I've talked about.…For example, I have my Drums, and I have…the Drums already set up as a multi-instrument.…They aren't split out, but maybe I want to do that.…I also have a separate Percussion Kit…that I find really handy.…Then, I also have, as you can hear,…some reverb ready to go.…It's a Reverb that I'm particularly fond of.…
And then, also, i've got some Synths.…So I"ve got some Bass.…I've got some Synth Strings.…And these aren't necessarily like life-changing,…career-making patches, although they're pretty cool.…But they are things that I found…work really well as generic sounds to write with,…just to get going with.…Whether you're coming in with something…that is a pre-formed idea that you've just got to get down,…it's pretty likely that you'll be able to find something…among the things I've chosen,…between the Synths and the Rhodes.…
It's pretty likely that you'll be able to find something…
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