In this episode, watch Marc Daniel Nelson break down his personal Pro Tools Template. Marc walks through his in-the-box chain all the way down to his analog chain. Marc has been asked about showing more depth about what his digital template looks like, and he is going to show us that, along with what his out of the box chain looks like. For his out of the box chain, he will be talking about the summing, the compression, the EQ, and the conversion, because even with the conversion it is going to make a big difference on the sound.
People talk a lot about why they designed their templates the way they did, and for Marc, it was about making it easy. He wanted to make it so that anyone who opens the session is able to navigate it and understand what is happening. This goes all the way down to labelling auxiliaries, sends, and more, and colour coding everything so that it is basically identical from song to song.
Marc will be demonstrating what in-the-box vs out-of-the-box sounds like on a rock song. He uses a song he just mixed that was Geoff Emerick’s final project before he passed away. This song is “Aimee” by Lena Anderssen, produced by Geoff Emerick, and Niclas Johannesen.
Watch the video below to learn more about Marc Daniel Nelson’s Templates!