I’d be very interested in this. Graham and Joe (Recording Revolution and Home Studio Corner) talk about this a lot. They say it’s thee piece that can take our mixes to the next level. I am SO guilty of mixing, remixing, remixing, tweaking, remixing, starting over, remixing, etc., etc.
Would love to learn to be faster.
I’ve already started working on the Haggis thing. I’m so stinkin’ SLOW. I’ve already spent prolly a couple of hours, and all I’ve accomplished is laying out the tracks and sorting though my gainstaging. I spent a lot of time editing the vocals track cuz he’s all over the place. Kissing the mic, walking away from it, yelling into it, turning around and looking away from the mic. I think I’ve got it where I want it, and have the tracks reasonably well-balanced, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.
I have a template set up that I’ve loaded it into, but I’m thinking my template is too complex: too many channel plugins already loaded. Not sure it that’s the best way, cuz next I need to start unloading and re-tweaking those plugins. Maybe it’s not too much, maybe it is. So mostly in my template I only have compressors and EQs on the tracks, and then I have some default FX sends set up (1/4 delay, 1/2 delay, slapback delay, a vocal reverb, a plate and a room) but no sends yet.
I’d love to hear how you veterans set up your workflow and what your templates look like.
Bottom line, I’d LOVE to be able to do this faster. I admire the way Alan has been kicking out his cambridge mixes for bashing. So fast, and he’s getting better and better at it. I wanna learn how to do that.
So, any ideas? What do I need to do to get faster? What do you guys do? Any feedback? Thoughts?