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

Giso Grimm gg3137 at vegri.net
Wed Sep 8 12:54:22 PDT 2010

Paul Davis wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Giso Grimm <gg3137 at vegri.net> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Useful!
> There are broader plans for a tree-like heirarchy of automation
> control. Ben Loftis has described this to me, and it seems like an
> obvious and *relatively* simple idea. Each thing that can be automated
> has an "automation parent" that can disable or change its automation
> state. So, for example, each plugin parameter has the plugin as the
> automation parent. The plugin has the track/bus as its automation
> parent. The track/bus might have  a track group as its parent. Each
> track group and/or track/bus has the Session as its automation parent.
> This allows you to enable/disable automation state for the entire
> session in one place, or more finely at various different levels.

Even more useful :-)

Sounds a bit like the automation editor in blender 2.53.

- Giso

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