When you open up any given DAW--digital audio workstation--you are almost always presented with a small screen that has multiple templates to choose from.
For years, I almost always chose "Empty Project" and would then start setting up my session for songwriting, mixing, or whatever I was doing that day. One day, I decided to do some scoring to video, so I decided to check out the corresponding template. That day changed everything.
All of a sudden, I had all the tools necessary to start composing, INSTANTLY.
Sure, I knew I would change the arrangement and instrumentation, or what instruments I use; but I now had a starting point where I could merely import the video file and get to composing. Deciding to apply this to songwriting, I setup a "standard" songwriting/recording session, and simply clicked "Save As Template".
What used to take 20 or 30 minutes of setup is now done instantly.
Check out the video:
Do you make templates for songwriting, composing, or scoring?
Will you after watching the video?
Let me know in the comments!
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