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Automation of volume of Presence Instrument - Fader moves with automation track but volume stays the same

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asked Dec 3 in Studio One 3 by mojo12 (210 points)
I have no problems using automation for audio samples but I cannot get automation ie volume or pan to work with instruments like Presence. The instrument track fader follows the automation track but the volume or pan stays unchanged in the output. The instrument track fader is set to read. The level meter on the instrument track fader also follows the automation track but the meter on the output fader stays constant as does the sound. It seems as if the signal is going directly to the output and not through the track fader first?

Thanks for any ideas

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answered Dec 5 by marcfarmer (440 points)
Well, just to try to be of help, I'm going to try to answer, but I am no expert, and a very recent Sonar refugee.  I was trying to do the same thing you are.  It appears that the volume and pan only work with audio tracks. in the midi controllers section of studio one, there is no Volume (#7).  I went to Presence XT and right-clicked on the volume knob and got volume automation options (which shows up as "something"  Gain as an automation in Studio One,  sorry I am at work and I can't remember exactly what it said.  I selected the second option from the right click on the volume knob and was able to automate the volume of the instrument.

I hope that helps and is not too confusing.  I can do it again when I get home and step you through it if that will help.
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answered Dec 5 by mojo12 (210 points)
Thanks for the workaround it does work. Seems strange that this is not a simple function in Studio One as it seems a reasonable request to be able to fade or pan main instruments like Presence and Mai Tai. Maybe that could be possible in the future?
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answered Dec 5 by marcfarmer (440 points)
It might be now  and we just don't know how.  Maybe a more seasoned user will read and answer. Have you tried to automate from the mixer?  Sonar would allow you to record faders and pan in real time.  Don't know yet if studio one will do that.
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answered Dec 5 by mojo12 (210 points)
I do not know if it is possible to record automation from the mixer this is all new to me. I also don't know how to select your answer as the best but I will find out how and do it!
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answered Dec 6 by marcfarmer (440 points)

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