In Studio One, automation modes are specific to devices on each Track. A delay effect on an Audio Track might be in Touch mode, while the volume, pan, and other effects on that Track are in different modes. This allows a great deal of flexibility.
With Show Automation selected, the current automation mode is visible. To select any mode, click on the Automation Mode window and select from the list. The following describes the automation modes.
When Auto: Off is selected in the Automation Mode window, all automation for the current parameter and for all related parameters are turned off.
For instance, if you are currently viewing the Attack envelope for a compressor inserted on an Audio Track, and you select Auto:Off, all parameter automation for the compressor is turned off. However, automation envelopes for parameters that do not belong to the compressor can still use a different automation mode.
This is not the same as turning an individual automation envelope on and off, as described in the Turn Automation On/Off section of this chapter, as that on/off button only affects the currently visible automation envelope.
When you select Read in the Automation Mode window, any existing automation envelopes on the Track for the related device is read, and these envelopes control their related parameters. Read mode is automatically engaged when you draw a new automation envelope with the mouse.
- Press [J] on the keyboard to switch to Read Automation Mode manually on the selected Tracks.
When Touch is selected in the Automation Mode window, automation envelopes can be affected by touch-sensitive, external hardware controllers, so that new automation is written when a hardware control is touched, and automation is read when the hardware control is not being touched. This allows the user to manipulate the control at any time in order to write new automation or overwrite existing automation. Studio One resumes reading automation when the control is released.
- Press [K] on the keyboard to switch to Touch mode manually on the selected Tracks.
Touch mode can be used even if your hardware controller does not have touch sensitivity. In this case, automation is written when you move the hardware controller, and existing automation is read when you are not moving the hardware controller.
When Latch is selected in the Automation Mode window, automation is read until a hardware control is manipulated, at which point automation is written continuously until playback is stopped. When playback is resumed, automation is read until a hardware control is again touched.
When Write is selected in the Automation Mode window, automation is continuously written based on the current position of external hardware controllers. Existing automation is not read at any point and is instead overwritten with the new automation.