Continuing with the subject of organizing, I previously discussed how to organize your sessions. Now down to the specifics, organizing your mix and layout. Every DAW gives you the option to color any track, the purpose is to make things easier to mix your session. I color code my mixer by sounds, if it’s a high pitched sound I use a bright color. The color of the mixing track depends on the sound. If you do that your brain will learn recognize these tracks much faster and you will be able to arrange your track much faster.
Ok remember when I said organize your session by the date you made the beat, there’s a good reason why. Reading an article on Audio Tuts, organizing your session by date helps with clients when you want to send out beats. Always, always export everything from the project even the scores. You never know what might happen with your computer or if you decide to upgrade to a different DAW. You have all the files you need to remake it, also it helps to already have stems exported when you want to master your tracks.