Have you ever had one of those moments discussing workflow, processing, or what have you...where someone mentions something that's such a painfully simple concept, you wonder why you never thought of it before? Maybe you've simply had a "Eureka!" moment on your own. Let's create a little archive of these hidden common sense gems.
Here are two examples:
A favorite eureka moment of mine many years ago...just because you're using a compressor, doesn't mean you have to add make-up gain.
Another that I have to give René Coronado massive credit for...You can do easier fast automation moves, if you write automation while in half-playback speeds.
What have you got?! Make me face-palm.