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Insert (midi cc) value with "normal" pointer into (empty) automation lane

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asked May 9 in Editing by alexanderschiebel (190 points)
Hey there! I'm kind of new here and I tried as best I could to find a thread covering my request - forgive me if it's been already discussed. Here's my situation combined with a feature request:

I work a lot with "programming" midi instrument tracks that are completely empty at first. When I'd like to set an initial expression or modulation value for the track, I usually do this:

- add an automation lane, and then

- switch from the pointer tool to the pen tool (pointer/hand tool doesn't allow inserting a value when there's none at all in the track so far)

- insert the value

- Then I have to switch back to the pointer/hand tool again to move it to the precise value and position that I want it to be.

That's a lot of unnecessary clicks/key strokes.

Instead, I'd suggest enabling inserting a value into an automation lane by double-clicking with the pointer tool. That would be a huge time saver. At least for me. ;) Thanks for considering.

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