There are two modes which control how your volume faders, pan faders, bus send faders, and bus send pan faders behave during playback. The two modes are Envelope mode and Offset mode.Envelope mode. In envelope mode, volume and pan faders follow the project’s automation and do not respond to changes you make in real-time.Offset mode. In Offset mode, you “offset” the current automation in a track using a parameter’s controls. For example, if a pan envelope is set to hard left (100% left) and you adjust the pan in offset mode to 100% right, then the pan parameter is now set to hard right. Setting the pan in offset mode to 50% right would set the pan to the center.
You can toggle Offset mode on/off with a keyboard shortcut. Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts and assign Envelope/Offset Mode to the desired keyboard shortcut. For details, see Key bindings.
You can globally configure the placement of 0 dB for your envelopes in the Clips pane. The default placement in the Clips pane of 0 dB is roughly 1/3 from the top of the clip. You can change the position of 0 dB in all envelopes to the middle of the clip.There are several advantages when using the Envelope Display on a Percentage Scale option:
Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display and select the Display Envelopes on Percentage Scale check box.
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