I'm not holding any hopes that the broader community could care less about this request... here goes anyway.
The Request: In the Title
The Situation: As Below
Most serious composer's (Electro or Orchestral) use midi controllers (breath or fader) to PLAY-IN LIVE expressiveness of string/synth/horn parts. The problem with Studio One in this regard, is that it forces any automation data recorded in record enable mode, to be embedded with the "PART", and doesn't allow for alternate "TRACK" lane capturing.
Here's why this exclusive approach falls down:
After the initial recorded pass/capture, composers need a way to enter "Latch/Touch" record mode to fine tune expression. This can't be done in PART AUTOMATION. For me, expression can be 3-4 different CC elements in one pass. Especially when using controllers for live 3-4 way expression part capturing (faders/TEC BBC2/breath c's/etc..). And if you have ever tried to accurately copy and paste 4 automation controls, across 10 different recorded regions, for 3 different tracks! in Studio One3, you'll no doubt know how painfully slow and counter-productive this is!..
As of 27-2-18 pasting automation onto a TRACK lane functions where it won't read back the TRACK automation unless you delete the complete PART automation lane first. Which means, those 10 regions of midi with embedded PART automation, must be copy/pasted out to the TRACK LANE first, just to use Latch/Touch record mode for fine tuning your live-feel. This is time consuming and full of potential automation layering errors.
So, Studio One needs one of two things for flexible expressive automation capture:
1. Allow "latch/touch" updating in part based automation.
2. Allow users the option to set "Record automation to track OR part" when track is recording.
Thanks in advance to the potential 1 or 2 who read and find this workflow benefit entertaining :)