Working with Automation

Automation offers a powerful way to add drama and interest to your projects. You can automate volume and pan changes to tracks, busses, and submixes and automate changes to effect and effect send parameters in multitrack projects. You can also automate volume, pan, and effects changes in audio file projects.

In Soundtrack Pro, you can manipulate automation manually, or record changes and movements made in either the application itself, or on a control surface. You can manually add and adjust envelope points on envelopes in the Timeline and in the File Editor. You can record changes over time to sliders, faders, and other controls in the Timeline, the Mixer, and the Effects tab. You can also record movements with faders on a control surface connected to your computer and mapped to Soundtrack Pro commands and functions.

This chapter covers the following: