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Old 12-06-2022, 12:48 PM
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I personally prefer to use Templates in a different way. I have a session with all of the tracks, busses, routing, etc. inside, but not saved as a template. I create a new, blank session, then Import Session Data any or all of the tracks from the template that I need into my blank session.
Personally, I like using the Dashboard>Create when Pro Tools first opens or File>Create if I'm starting a new session when I'm finished the one I'm working on. Just name the session, choose the Sample and Bit Rate if necessary and location and go. I have several Templates, but the ones I use most are for Auditions, Remote session direction via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or similar, Remote session recording via SonoBus or Source-Connect and Reading To Video with a remote producer directing. Each Template has all the Tracks, Plug-ins, Layout, Routing, I/O, Grid setting, Nudge setting, Counter setting, Busses and Sends, Pre Roll and Window Configurations needed for a particular project. I can also save any audio with a Template, but make sure the audio is in the proper folder created and on the drive it should be.

For me, this is much easier than creating a blank session, navigating to a "master" session, choosing the items to Import and then having to change any settings that can't be imported to what I need for the project.

As always, YYMV.
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Old 12-06-2022, 01:32 PM
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Personally, I like using the Dashboard>Create when Pro Tools first opens or File>Create if I'm starting a new session when I'm finished the one I'm working on. Just name the session, choose the Sample and Bit Rate if necessary and location and go. I have several Templates, but the ones I use most are for Auditions, Remote session direction via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or similar, Remote session recording via SonoBus or Source-Connect and Reading To Video with a remote producer directing. Each Template has all the Tracks, Plug-ins, Layout, Routing, I/O, Grid setting, Nudge setting, Counter setting, Busses and Sends, Pre Roll and Window Configurations needed for a particular project. I can also save any audio with a Template, but make sure the audio is in the proper folder created and on the drive it should be.

For me, this is much easier than creating a blank session, navigating to a "master" session, choosing the items to Import and then having to change any settings that can't be imported to what I need for the project.

As always, YYMV.
In the immortal words of the signature line of one of our fellow DUC'ers (apologies for not remembering who) "The good thing about digital is there's 4 ways to do everything. The bad thing about digital is there's 4 ways to do everything." It's great that there's a different way that works for each person's workflow!

We have multiple rooms here and I've had a lot of weirdness over the years with disk allocations and permissions when sessions created from templates are moved to different rooms from where they were created, hence my caution.

Also, to clarify, I don't have one master session with every possible scenario built into it. I have multiple "template" sessions, one for each scenario. I import session data from the relevant session and usually just grab every single track from the template session. I would hate having to hunt and peck through an all-encompassing master session to cherrypick just the tracks and busses I wanted for the new session.
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:29 PM
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That would be albee1952.

As I said, as always, YMMV from my personal preferred way of using Templates.
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I use both methods
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:17 AM
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That would be albee1952.

As I said, as always, YMMV from my personal preferred way of using Templates.
I thought it was albee!! But I went and checked and it's not the same signature now.
Thanks for the reminder, and of course, to each their own.
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Old 12-07-2022, 11:45 AM
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Personally, I like using the Dashboard>Create when Pro Tools first opens or File>Create if I'm starting a new session when I'm finished the one I'm working on. Just name the session, choose the Sample and Bit Rate if necessary and location and go. I have several Templates, but the ones I use most are for Auditions, Remote session direction via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or similar, Remote session recording via SonoBus or Source-Connect and Reading To Video with a remote producer directing. Each Template has all the Tracks, Plug-ins, Layout, Routing, I/O, Grid setting, Nudge setting, Counter setting, Busses and Sends, Pre Roll and Window Configurations needed for a particular project. I can also save any audio with a Template, but make sure the audio is in the proper folder created and on the drive it should be.

For me, this is much easier than creating a blank session, navigating to a "master" session, choosing the items to Import and then having to change any settings that can't be imported to what I need for the project.

As always, YYMV.
In the past I had templates like this. I don't do that much voicing to video with a director anymore. My clients are mainly TV affiliates so it's all done to the time specified. Occasionally they'll send a finished promo and I'll voice to the scratch track. If I'm going live I just use the Source connect Standard app.

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