Sure you are right.
I know I can do that, and some other work rounds. If You send me just audio tracks, I can use that template and import the audio tracks, and start work.
In my case I have 500 tunes in variable states, of audio, midi, groups, Efx, and so on. some times 60 channels of this stuff goin on. live synths on most of the midi, and some program tracks, meaning audimation, routing so on and so forth.
All my work rounds would involve far to much time in set up. My normal templates & songs are set up much like Adrew Schepps channels in Pro Tools, and set up. And in his case, After receiving a song to be mixed, he imports his template channels into that pro tools session sent to him, and has a short roughing set up over the project.
(1 I think the only thing I can do is save Schepps channels set ups, with all routing, EQ, Inserts, Sends, per instrument channel, then the same on the Groups, VCA, Efx, and other Busses.
(2 Then open my Tune, Delete or change existing channel set ups. Changing to the saved channel set ups.
I know it is kind crazy involved, But what Andrew does there saves several hours of work before one can even start to mix, useing the existing song, importing his channel set ups. that by the way are around 40/ 50 over all tracks.
Sorry i did not reply sooner i don’t know this system, and did not see your reply, i thought it would be on the forums.