[Ardour-Dev] Automation control point problem in A3

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Sat Feb 15 04:35:41 PST 2014

On 02/15/2014 01:00 PM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> I think that Mixbus's behavior could be looked at here, where you can
> click and drag L/R to create a range, then click and drag up/down so
> that you create a total of four points, one just outside the range on
> either side at the original values, and one just inside at the new
> values.  When I want to maintain the original values on either side of
> an edit, it is exceedingly rare I want just a single point, but instead
> want to raise or lower a section, so I would find this preferable.


> On the other hand, if I am drawing in automation manually, I am more
> like John in that I wouldn't want points in on either side, I find if I
> am single clicking to create a point, this is most often what I am
> doing.  A modifier may or may not be appropriate here I suppose to get
> this action, it is certainly the lesser of the actions I usually take as
> I often draw in automation by writing a fader, but not always.

a problem with this is that you cannot easily create a point on an 
existing line (to "save" the previous level up to this point). what you 
have to do is click well outside of the existing automation line for a 
new point to spring up, and then create another point before that to 
restore the level up to that point. if you want to be exact, that 
usually requires zooming out to the previous point (which may be 
off-screen), hovering on it to read the value, and re-setting the new 
point accordingly. cumbersome.

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