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This is pretty basic, but hopefully useful and inspirational. I call it my analog digital template. I use it for off the floor recordings in order to try to capture the dynamics of a band playing and get a good balanced mix without having to do much fixing in the mix. I find it very helpful.
- Set up 16 aux tracks and 16 channels (or as many as you have on your i/o or are going to use.
- Each of the aux tracks has its input from a separate channel on your I/o
- The individual outputs of the aux tracks are routed to each audio channel. So you record through the aux channels and print direct to the audio channels.
- The aux channels have the Waves SSL G plug-in in the first slot and then the waves NLS channel (set on the Neve board settings) in the second slot. Of course you can use whatever plugs you want- maybe a channel strip and a tape emulation plug-in.
- Name, pan and group the audio channels. Name the busses and i/o’s. Colour code your tracks.
- If you have HD, set up VCA Groups.
- Set up your headphone sends.
- Create a master fader with the SSL Compressor, Waves NLS Buss and Paz Analyzer.
- Set the SSL G Channel plugins to the stock presets for the appropriate track, and then dial in to taste before hitting the little red button.
- Save as a template.
It saves a load of time, keeps the creative juices flowing and makes you think about sounds/mic placement and commitment right at the start of a session.
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