Keep in mind if you are running a native version of Pro Tools you will need the Complete Production Toolkit to use some of the features I am about to show you. Once a plugin control is enabled for automation you can make its automation lane show up on the track by Control-Command-Clicking on the control.
This can be really helpful when say you want to copy the Pan Left automation data to the Pan Right automation lane of the same stereo track.
You will notice that the track stays in Latch mode but glides back to the existing automation data on the track just as if the track were in Touch mode. If there is no automation on the track, Pro Tools will just ignore any changes you make while the playhead is stopped and only record the control changes while the playhead is moving.
For this reason, many people avoid Write mode. This can be enabled on a track by track basis by just Command-Clicking on the Automation Mode selector for the track.
This can be done quite easily with the Pencil tool in Pro Tools. In Write mode, Automation recording will start as soon as you hit Play, and continue until you hit Stop.
Touch Mode in Latch Mode When it Latch mode you probably already know that once you have written in automation data and let go of the parameter, Pro Tools still keeps writing in automation at the last value until the playhead is stopped.
In Touch mode the control goes back to its previous state as soon as you let go of the control. Enable automation for all parameters of the plugin. Latch Prime in Stop When recording automation you may sometimes want to set the control while the playhead is stopped and start recording automation at that value, as soon as you hit the play button.
Pro Tools has some of the most advanced automation features available in a Digital Audio Workstation. This feature only works in the Latch mode, so set a track to Latch mode, now while the playhead is stopped, move a control.
Nowadays, every DAW lets the engineer add dynamic changes to the mix, for just about every parameter, from basic functions—Channel Volume, Mute, Pan, and Sends—to the various plug-in knobs and controls.
Latch mode is the same as Touch mode for entering Automation recording—nothing is recorded until you touch the fader—but when you let go, Automation data continues to be recorded at the last value still over-writing previous data until you hit Stop. Choose any of these Pencil tool variations, click and drag on an automation lane and you will see the specifically shaped automation data.
Fig 3 Multiple Automation lanes for a single track. The modes determine exactly when, and under what conditions, automation recording will actually kick in. Touch mode is like a punch in-punch out mode for Automation data.
Automation has its own recording logic, that has nothing to do with the audio Record button.
Fig 5 Automation data entered in realtime—notice the multiple nodes data points for these realtime curves. This indicates that Pro Tools will start recording the control at the value set as soon as you hit Play.Jan 13, · This Pro Tools tutorial video will show you how to start using Automation.
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