Workflow is a huge part of why I use Live, or any other tool that I use. I feel it is one of the most important aspects of any creative tool, if the workflow is cumbersome then I’d rather not use it!
I get questions all the time on various aspects of workflow as it relates to Ableton Live, and I had a friend who is moving to Live from another setup. He uses a lot of hardware in his setup and wants a quick way to capture his ideas without having to go in and setup routing each time, etc.
Of course, I suggested he setup a default template! I work the same way, capturing audio from hardware, so I told him I would go through and explain how my template is setup.
I suggest setting up a template that contains 90% of what you do each time you open Live. That way you can get to work as quick as possible. Of course you don’t have to do it my way, make it your own, just remember to save it so it’s there each time you start Live!
Do you have a default template already? If not, what are some things you plan to put in it, if you do, what does yours look like?
Let me know!