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Provide toggle to turn on/off all automation on all tracks with one click

+22 votes
asked Oct 28, 2018 in Mixing by donsanders (730 points)

It would be helpful to have a toggle switch in S04 to temporarily suspend the automation on all tracks/channels without physically selecting every track/channel that has automation and turning it off, doing what I need to do, then physically selecting each track/channel with automation and turning it back on.

All I want to do is solo a track to work on it but with automation on it keeps unmuting other tracks. I am aware I can shift>select multiple tracks to turn off automation but that creates other issues. I'm sure other workarounds could also be devised.

Please provide a single toggle/shortcut to suspend all automation on all tracks/channels.

1 Answer

+1 vote
answered Jun 2, 2019 by philschroeder1 (530 points)
June 2019 and even with 4.5, automation is still in sorry shape. No "turn all on," no write on stop or write to end options. I'm really liking S1 but this is where Pro Tools still shines and this really needs to be addressed!