Here are a few tips that will help you speed up the workflow in the studio.
save yourself some time by creating a default template that contains the elements you use regularly in your track. Do you manually add an EQ to almost every track to roll off the low end? then add it already to your default tracks so that every time you create a new track, the EQ and its settings are automatically loaded.
The same applies to auxiliary tracks. Set a few different reverbs and delays to your template to save time.
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t use presets and settings more than once. Save those. Some DAW, like Ableton, also let you save entire chains.
If you start working on a full loop, before moving on the arrangement, set markers based on a similar popular track in the genre of your track. this will speed up the process. You then “only” have to focus on what to add or remove and where.
Set a few goals on paper before starting a session. this will help you stay focused and speed up your workflow.
It can be something like creating a main loop for 2h, then arrange for 1h…etc
You’ll have a better overview of everything you’re supposed to do and can cross every task off the list easily.
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