Originally Posted by Audio1420
No disrespect to the OLDSCHOOL KATS... But if you set up a templet before you start recording you will save yourself a whole lot of time on the back end...
I'm old school (way old) but I agree with Audio1420. I hate to mess around with sessions that have multiple songs on them.
Learn to use the "stationery pad" on Protools (I'm on a Mac) and all kinds of problems disappear.
A short tutorial:
Set up a session with, say, 32 tracks with the i/o routing the way your converters and you work normally.
Save as "32 track template" and close it.
Highlight the icon "32 track template" and type command I (info).
When the info box appears you'll see a box labeled....Stationery pad. Check it.
now every time you start a new tracking session, start up from a copy of 32 track template that you have copied to the drive you want to record to.
It will ask you if you want a new session or want to change the template. Hit new session and label it with band name .....example......The skunks template.
With the skunks template open, label the bass, drums, guitar channels etc that you will be using for tracking. Save this session and close.
Do what you did for 32 track template. Command I. check stationery pad.
Now, for each song you start with the skunks, open skunks template . It will ask if its a new session...yes. Name it skunks/song name.
It will open with the instruments all laid out.
Sounds time consuming...it's not.
After making the original 32 template and putting copies on all your cutting drives it's just a matter of making one template for the group with the instruments laid out and re-opening that for each new song, naming it with song name. very quick and easy.
Thanks, I'm done. And i'll never have to copy onto my drives one of those sessions again that is 80 gigs with 14 songs each with multiple takes only to find out that the song we're looking for must have been on one of the other 80 gig sessions that is also in the same messed up state.