I’m reposting this from a reply I made in the support forum as it’s more suited here.
I’ve been pondering for a while about a feature request to do with automation curves. I think it’d be a great addition if you could save any curves to a dedicated folder which could be opened from the browser. You could have a basic library of useful shapes which could be inserted/copied then perhaps have the ability to alter the amplitude and time-stretch. Maybe even have little preview images in the browser a bit like they have in Bitwig. Obviously, automation curves are often created in real time during recording which is a separate thing really, but for reusable, repetitive shapes it could be a great help. Anyway, just some thoughts – perhaps the germ of a good idea there? 🙂
In case you haven’t thought of this, here’s a cheap workaround. Create a track, load up any old instrument, open any parameter’s automation sequence and adjust size to taste. At this point you can delete the instrument. Create a number of unique copies of the sequence, however many you would like in your library. Adjust each sequence until you have a good library of starter automation shapes, then save as a template. It’s not very elegant but will do for now—
Hi, thanks for the suggestion. I tried and it works – sort of – a bit in-elegant as you say. I created a basic shape, converted it to a spline curve then saved it. However when reloading it, the nice curved shape reverts back to square bar-points. I can convert it back of course but less than ideal.
Thanks anyway 🙂
That’s weird. Here the curves remain as bezier or whatever shape chosen. Silly question, but are you saving both tracks and events as a template? Otherwise, I’m not sure what it would be. Tell you what, if you are further stumped then I can send you a copy of the template–
It’s my fault as I didn’t read your first post properly. I was using the ‘export sequence to midi file’ option in the sequence editor window, which doesn’t reload correctly. This time I created a few different 1 bar shapes on an automation track and saved as a template which does work just as you said. It’s a usable solution, but I still think it would be nice to have a library which is visible in the inspector that can be dragged onto an arrangement. Cheers for your input anyway 🙂