Logic Pro 9 Automation Editing Irritation


It seems to me that editing has changed from Logic 8. I cannot pull Volumes down from 0DB to "Off" in one click and drag movement. It takes me 3 separate click and drags.

This is time consuming and unnecessary behaviour isn't it? Unless I am missing something. Does anyone have advice or a workaround?




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This bothers me as well Gareth, and no, I don't have a workaround other than using a controller to adjust volume. Not always applicable though, especially adjusting automation lines onscreen.

The only suggestion I have is to ask Apple to change this, it is hard to see of what benefit it is to the user, in fact, I would have thought that if there is an area where more mousing is required, and finer changes of volume are thus possible, then surely between - 10 and + 4, rather than below -60?

kind regards

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And anyway we can hold down 'ctrl' and drag if we want finer resolution, so it really is hard to understand this new behaviour. How would one "ask apple"?
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Orren Merton

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How would one "ask apple"?


There is also a direct link to this page under the Logic Pro menu.

And yes, the Logic team really does monitor the feedback email address. You won't get a response, but it will definitely be noted by the Logic team, not some generic Apple intern who's too busy playing World of Warcraft to forward the email. ;)

(And BTW, lots of pros have been complaining about this, I hope it gets addressed soon!)

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sorry guys but i can't even do automations
when i click anywhere in the automation instead of create a new automation point it globally moves the starting value, how do you create new points ?
i'm using the old mouse button style, i mean i have a tool on right click and another tool on command/click, maybe it's because of that ?
edit:tried all mouse combination, it still doesn't works
I've tried recording an automation, but when i click after the automation it still wants to edit the first point and then it deletes everything and it goes back to an orizontal line.

EDIT 2: Ok found,i had a very big negative number inside the "snap offset" under automation preference panel, probably a bad import from the old logic 8 ppc preferences...

So where's the difference with the old one ?
i'm still able to change a value with 1 click, why you say you need 3 clicks now?
the fine control/click feature is more than welcome, finally, hope it has an higher resolution also when it ramp from a value to another, i will test it.
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thanks for the link but i know how to do automations
it wasn't working in logic 9 because of a bug caused by importing preferences from logic 8
read the answer entirely maybe ?

btw i still don't see any difference since logic 8, apart the ctrl-click feature, what's that 3 click change?
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