Smooth Automation Curves

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Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Wavestorm » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:23 pm

Hi all,

My question is for Ableton team: do you plan to implement smooth automation curves? It's really a pain to smooth linear automation curves.

Thank you!
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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by d-flux » Sun May 09, 2010 10:58 am

Yes! I agree and have posted a similar request on the forum.Like I mentioned in my last post, Ableton has already implemented the technology in other areas of the program (The new fade tool between clips for example). A curve editor for automation in the clips/arrange would be a godsend. :idea: :D

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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Wavestorm » Sun May 09, 2010 2:49 pm

It seems that Ableton simply ignores this topic (1+ year - no answer, no such feature). Very disappointing!
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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by William » Wed May 12, 2010 5:18 am

+1

This is basic and is even in FL Studio. Ableton is a great product but it really needs this standard feature.
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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Ascension » Fri May 14, 2010 1:47 pm

Have you tried turning off quantize and using the draw tool on automation curves? Not perfectly smooth, but gets pretty close. Just a suggestion incase this doesn't become a feature...

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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Fri May 14, 2010 3:24 pm

+1

for bezier curves ala FLSTUDIO


and also snap points to beats.

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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Wavestorm » Sun May 16, 2010 10:58 am

Tweaking Knobs wrote:+1

for bezier curves ala FLSTUDIO

and also snap points to beats.
As i know, even reaper has bezier curves for automation. For snapping i usually use clip's internal automation possibilities.
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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by MPGK » Sun May 16, 2010 12:41 pm

+1 for anything regarding easier use of automation curves.

I hate to say it as a customer who uses the Suite every day 2 hours minimum, but Live feels outdated and archaic when setting up and editing the curves.
This is something that should really be dealt with, especially because Live is such an astonishing and ground-breaking tool in many other aspects - Inspiration shouldn't be hindered by technical obstacles. I often spend much time on doing workarounds and meticulously drawing curves, time that could very well be spent actually making music.

Bad enough you spend too much time playing around with audio FX, amirite?

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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Wavestorm » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:19 pm

Are there any news on this topic?

I'm almost ready to switch to Reaper, as it's developers really care about the feature requests.
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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by dag451 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:45 am

+1. It's such a simple feature it should already be a part of Live.
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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Bayley » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:46 pm

+1

Already been posted (by me and no doubt many others!)

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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:40 am

dag451 wrote:+1. It's such a simple feature it should already be a part of Live.
in my opinion is a basic feature , just like more advanced midi options...

but these guys seem to want to do more partner isnstruments than basic features..

how about partner features ? if you guys cant do this , ask somebody else to do it for u guys..

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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by friend_kami » Wed May 25, 2011 1:36 am

yeah uh ok.
today i nearly sold my license out of pure frustration.
i had this thing tha t i needed to do, and it needed a smooth automation curve, and i had to opt to rewrite that entire section because hand editing it would be too tedious, especially considering that i was working a nonfixed bpm alternating some 300bpm up and down on numerous occasions.

give us better precision and give us proper curves and give it now goddammit.

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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Wed May 25, 2011 9:41 am

friend_kami wrote:yeah uh ok.
today i nearly sold my license out of pure frustration.
i had this thing tha t i needed to do, and it needed a smooth automation curve, and i had to opt to rewrite that entire section because hand editing it would be too tedious, especially considering that i was working a nonfixed bpm alternating some 300bpm up and down on numerous occasions.

give us better precision and give us proper curves and give it now goddammit.

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

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Re: Smooth Automation Curves

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:45 am

Wavestorm wrote:Hi all,

My question is for Ableton team: do you plan to implement smooth automation curves? It's really a pain to smooth linear automation curves.

Thank you!

+10000

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