Academy Dashboard Forum Production Production Techniques Where do you start? Reply To: Where do you start?

Len Baird

    I use Studio one as well, and I start by sorting the tracks into groups which I place in "Folders". Drums, bass, electric guitars, piano, other instruments, bgv, lead vocal bottom to top. Then I turn the folders into busses. I create sub busses for any stereo pairs that are there.
    Then I start with the drum overheads, fix the drum phase, add kick snare, rest of drums. Once they sound how I like as a unit, I add bass, rhythm section and the rest. I work on each of the busses alone at first, then add them into the rest. I usually just do leveling at first with some basic plugins maybe like high passing. Then once I get the song playing with all the parts, I go back and do the detailed stuff to the tracks.