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Copy plug-in automation data from track to track

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asked May 10, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by 4sounddk1003 (220 points)
S1 lets you easily copy a plug-in complete with its settings from one track to another by simple drag operation. Neat. But what if you have automated parameters in said plug-in, and wish for those to follow along to the new track? This operation is extremely tedious, because you have to copy/paste the automation for each parameter more or less manually.

Would it not be possible to add a modifier-command, i.e. Option+Shift while dragging the plugin to the new track, by which the written automation for whatever parameters are automated get copied along to the new track?

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answered May 12, 2016 by Skip Jones (153,400 points)
selected Jun 26, 2017 by AlexTinsley
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answered Aug 24, 2016 by SNS (1,690 points)
This should defo be added,it would make way more sense,maybe a option,asking if you want to copy the automation to new track as well
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answered Aug 24, 2016 by danam2 (2,920 points)
+1 since I often move track fx to a bus.
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answered Jul 22, 2017 by NathanAlexander1 (430 points)
Please, for the love of god do this. It's so tedious duplicating a track that has automation on it only to have to remap the automation if its a vst instrument.
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answered Sep 11, 2017 by Scoox (8,520 points)

Copying automation would be a lot easier it it was contained in "automation clips", as requested on this other FR:

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answered Feb 28 by stevenicel (3,120 points)

It needs to be another "right click" option associated to the sub-group "Duplicate". Along with other right click automation options like; Copy and Paste that work as needed. Pasting automation won't let you select a region as it will only paste from the first automation "node", not the whole region. So your automation ends up all out of whack when pasted unless you create a new node at the start of the a bar line before copying. That's a tedious process just to get automation into a place where we can use "Latch" mode again!

As of 27-2-18 pasting automation onto a lane still functions where it won't read back the automation just pasted unless you delete the complete "PART" automation lane first. Which means, if you have 10 regions of midi recorded with embedded "part" automation, you have to copy and paste each region out to the "TRACK LANE" just to be able to use "Latch" record. Painfully cumbersome if your workflow tracks automation moves during the recording phase (imperative when emulating live orchestral string and synth parts with expression), then touch up with Latch.