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Have the ability to turn off Layers follow events in options.

+27 votes
asked Aug 18, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by gitarrtoken (520 points)
I get how the "Layers follow event" feature would be handy for some people, but for me, it destroys my workflow and messes up my takes if i forget to turn it off on all new tracks. I would love to have the option to change the default state.

9 Answers

–10 votes
answered Aug 18, 2016 by butchrichard (131,070 points)

Click the Inspector and Uncheck "Layers Follows Events".

+10 votes
answered Aug 20, 2016 by gitarrtoken (520 points)
I think you misunderstood me. I know you can turn off it for all tracks, but i would love to have the option to have it default at not checked. So every new track i create dont have it clicked in.
+3 votes
answered Feb 2, 2018 by stevenicel (3,710 points)


What point is there having (essentially) a "layer take" ability which is designed to preserve recorded takes (especially midi data), that then destroys that "preservation" by default for any tracks you forget to disable? It makes absolutely no logical sense to me why this would be ON as default. It goes against it's own logic for intended user-workflow benefit.

This poorly implemented logic absolutely kills my re-usable data workflow also. Please remedy! Please , please .please...

(PS: I'm always curious what makes folks gloss over important written information?.. It's clearly written above that the OP would like "DEFAULT" behaviour, then the very first post describes a clearly unrelated response, Interesting... Maybe a language barrier?.. ?)

+1 vote
answered Mar 30, 2018 by Sturphy (380 points)
OMG yes please.  For gods sake give us a global option to turn that off.  I was going to start this FR if you hadn't already.

And it makes me nuts when people post answers when they just clearly haven't really read what OP has really said.
+2 votes
answered Mar 30, 2018 by robertgray3 (26,250 points)
This would be nice for situations where you’re treating layers as playlists.

A simple preference setting could work, similar to “Enable Play Overlaps on New Tracks”

Also, some DAWs have a “Default Track” template system where you can save a track with and have all new tracks of that type mirror those settings - could be one way to address this
+1 vote
answered Dec 30, 2018 by philsnell1 (750 points)
Please sort this. It drives me mad!!
+1 vote
answered Jan 13 by jameslawrence (1,510 points)
This has been driving me INSANE! Please offer this PreSonus! I'd even buy it as an add-on to the Pro version if I had to!
0 votes
answered Sep 30 by erikaanonsen (760 points)
Me too! I can't comprehend that this isn't off by default!
0 votes
answered Oct 3 by wonder6oy (2,220 points)
edited Oct 3 by wonder6oy
This doesn't even need to be an "optional default" thing.  Having "Layers follow events" unknowingly set to "on" can lead to catastrophic unseen damage to the lower layers, whereas defaulting to "off" from the get-go keeps the unseen layers safe until YOU decide you need to use it.  The current default being set to "on" is a real head-scratcher for sure.