[Ardour-Dev] rfc: proposed feature to prevent accidental overwriting of automation

Giso Grimm gg3137 at vegri.net
Wed Sep 8 12:42:16 PDT 2010

Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> it frequently happens to me that i forget to switch back from automation
> write to play after editing or recording automation events.
> this forum post (http://ardour.org/node/3817) shows that i'm not alone :)
> maybe it could be useful to add a master automation write button to
> ardour. it would work like the big red record switch. this would change
> the meaning of the automation buttons from "write" to "arm for writing",
> similar to the behaviour of the track arming buttons for recording. by
> itself, this wouldn't solve my stupidity issue, but it could be combined
> with an option to quit automation record mode at transport stop. a
> similar option exists for audio recording iirc.
> if anybody else thinks it's useful, i'll file a feature request for a3.



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