I'm planning to record a few songs using Cubase 7.5 Artist. The arrangement for those is typically "rock", so several guitars, bass, synthies, and drums.
All of the songs are a little different. For example, I may use different amps for guitar tracks, or have some special effect tracks. That's why one guitar channel strip is not necessarily the exact same for another song. However, I'd like to have instruments like bass and drums sound the same across all songs.
Since I have so many different arrangements and different tempos, I started creating separate Cubase projects for each song. This makes it easier to play with the channel strips and use tempo maps, et cetera. It also prevents my number of tracks from growing fast.
But now that bass and drum recordings are coming into play, I'm naturally starting to mix the songs a little, and I find myself creating some semi-complex drum channel strips with EQs, compression and send effects. Those sound nice, but now I have a problem: how do I get my channel settings to all the other songs?
Put differently, how do I sync some specific track settings?
I don't necessarily want to save each insert effect on every channel to a preset, then have to open every other song, and load that preset. Even Track Presets would mean going back and forth, re-loading the presets.
I've been to several professional studios where each song was handled as a separate project, but here, not much mixing was needed due to the overall production quality (i.e. less EQing needed, good "out of the box" sound, etc).