Join Evan Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with instrument and routing presets as part of your templates, part of A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks.
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- So, what I'm going to do here is open up Logic…just with an empty project.…And remember, if you're not a Logic user…we're going to speak about things…in mostly philosophical terms.…We're not going to go super deep.…Just keep in mind, the problems that I'm trying to solve…by selecting the things that I'm using here.…So, I'm going to open up a software instrument track.…And what I'm going to do in this template I'm creating…this is going to be primary for production,…at least this topic here that we're talking about.…I want to talk about routing and using instrument presets.…So, don't be afraid to have things be pretty specific…when you're working. Just remember,…you don't want to choose something…that's going to be like a giant curveball.…
You want to choose sounds…and settings that are more or less widely applicable.…Or things that you know you use a lot.…Many of these tips that I'm giving…are for people who have done a good deal of work…in their respective DAW,…and they've found these sorts of issues on their own.…
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