I thought I'd share my template that I use incase anyone finds it particularly useful. I used to spend more time getting everything sorted and slowly while doing this my creative will died.
What you will find - Audio
Bass Midi Lanes
Junk (Working) Lanes
What you will find - Groups
Percussion Sub Mix
FX Sub Mix
Bass Sub Mix
Atmos Sub Mix
Sub Mix Channels are basically a master before the master, just gives you more control over the entire groups levels.
What you will find - Sends
High/Mid/Low Frequency Split channels
I've also included a mastering channel channel which I advised not be touched until the final pass's of your work, thats even if you want to self master it, I've included a basic warmth package on the channel.
The signal flow is as follows.
Tracks > Groups > Individual Group Bus' > Mastering Channel > Master.
Defaultly everything on the bus channels are turned off, this means you start with a clean flow from Tracks to Master. I have included some basic effects on the sends, percussion/bass compression etc etc but as I said its turned off, until you're at that workflow point where (you might not even want to, in which case ignore) you want to send your groups to bus' to gel together.
Also included is a resampling channel, which depending on your settings will record whatever audio the box hears, this can also be set to individual channels and as default runs to the mastering channel.
Adjust sends as you see fit, It's just a starting point but I hope it helps speed things up. It looks a bit daunting at first.
Available for download here