Lostnthesound and I are working through a template for us to use while working together from across the country. It dawned on me that the basic version, before we get too technical with our own setup, might be pretty useful for beginners. Our basic routing setup is laid out (though it gets a bit more complicated when we actually work), and I have put a few plugins in the places we would use them normally. Obviously, if you don't have a particular plugin, you can insert your own version.
The file is saved as a project, not a template. The idea was that you can open it and adjust it to suit your needs and then save it as a new template with your own filename.
Please feel free to post any questions.
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