A couple of weeks ago I got a call from Debs Skeldon, Big Sound PR, asking me if I could do a last minute session at Miloco. No details whatsoever about the project were given. Who doesn't love a good mystery?
With budgets forever shrinking, efficiency is of the upmost importance. Engineers are expected to be able to do great work in a short time or it’s not worth your while. A template is often a good way to mix efficiently. If you look at interviews with many mix engineers at the top of their game, you will see that they often use a template.