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Can't copy the automation without focusing on a track

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asked Jul 24, 2020 in Studio One 5 by andreygribanov1 (360 points)

I can't copy the automation curves without focusing on a track. I'm trying to copy the automation points and lines from other track by using alt+select and dragndrpop function, but it doesn't works when the track is not selected.

It worked well in SO 4.6.

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answered Jul 25, 2020 by Baphometrix (1,780 points)
edited Jul 25, 2020 by Baphometrix

First make sure the target (other) track has the same automation envelopes on it as the source track. For example, if you have Volume and Pan automation on the original and you want to copy a chunk from both of those over to the target track, you need to add (empty) Volume and Pan lanes to the target track first.

Then you can select and copy/paste or drag-move to the target track.

P.S. It's more... predictable... if you unfold all the automations into their own lanes below the tracks. Both source and target. Then you can drag-select across all the lanes you want to copy, then click and hold the selection until it turns into a "move" shape, then drag it onto the same lanes under the target track. Hope that makes sense. And if you're trying to select and copy multiple lanes in one go to a different track, you'll need to make sure the lanes are in the same order underneath each track. Play with it a bit and you'll see.

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answered Jul 26, 2020 by andreygribanov1 (360 points)
Thank you for your reply, but this is not what I asked about.

In 4.6 we had autofocus on the track when selecting automation points. In 5 I need to select the track before copying the automation points.