How to record automation changes not overwriting audio/midi

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Noisenik
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How to record automation changes not overwriting audio/midi

Post by Noisenik » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:49 pm

Hi all,

I would like to record automation parameter changes in the arrangement window on the fly, and can do so when no tracks are selected to record. But if I click on a track in order to view the instrument or effects it automocally starts recording audio/midi data. All I want is the freedom to click between tracks and record parameter changes. Is this possible?

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Re: How to record automation changes not overwriting audio/midi

Post by wearemindflux » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:06 pm

Make sure you have the midi overdub on its a big +
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Re: How to record automation changes not overwriting audio/midi

Post by jestermgee » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:38 am

If you want to overdub automation but don't want to overdub MIDI data you must ensure you are not in the Notes mode. You need to be in Session view or Push will Pseudo arm the selected track and start overwriting note data.

You will see this via the track arm light going a dull red when in Note mode and will be unlit when you switch to Session. You can select tracks and use the automation controls but you cannot interact with the notes of the instrument.

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Re: How to record automation changes not overwriting audio/midi

Post by wearemindflux » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:57 am

jestermgee wrote:If you want to overdub automation but don't want to overdub MIDI data you must ensure you are not in the Notes mode. You need to be in Session view or Push will Pseudo arm the selected track and start overwriting note data.

You will see this via the track arm light going a dull red when in Note mode and will be unlit when you switch to Session. You can select tracks and use the automation controls but you cannot interact with the notes of the instrument.
No, you can do this in arrangement
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Re: How to record automation changes not overwriting audio/midi

Post by jestermgee » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:21 am

Indeed you are correct. I am certain in previous Live versions (maybe 9) if you had Push in note mode when trying to just record automation to arrangement it would start wiping your MIDI data even with overdub on so I have always placed push in session mode when recording automation. Seems that doesn't happen any longer, or I was doing something seriously wrong.

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