Kenny Beats reveals his workflow secrets (free templates included)

“For me, templates have changed the game,” Kenny Beats tells us.

“I was creating templates before I even knew they were templates. I would just set up things so that every time I opened up my program—whether I was using FL or Logic or Ableton—they were always there.”

Kenny Beats is an iconic producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the likes of Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, and Denzel Curry.

“I used to rely on my file organization, keeping certain sounds together and having all of those things in one place, because I didn’t even know how to set up the DAW in the right way,” he recalls. “Luckily, now I use Ableton, and in Ableton 11 specifically, they make templates one of the easiest things to set up. Now, anybody can make one however they want to make one.”

If you’re interested in incorporating Kenny Beats’ workflow gems into your own productions, you can download his Ableton session template here and his vocal production template here.

“Vocal templates, main templates for your program, a specific template for your beats or for when you’re recording—these things can be a huge, huge step to moving faster in the studio and being more productive every single day when you’re making music,” Kenny Beats says.

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Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.