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Automation write modes (Producer and Studio only)
There are three modes available when writing automation: Overwrite, Touch, and Latch. The following table describes each mode.
Overwrite mode overwrites any existing automation data for the currently armed parameter while the transport is rolling, even if you don’t touch the parameter. Any previous automation is erased. This mode is useful if you want to set some parameters to their desired write positions before you press Play.
Only the parameter currently shown in the track’s Edit Filter.
Touch mode overwrites any existing automation data for the currently armed parameter only when the parameter is moved with the mouse or a MIDI controller. Automation writing stops when the parameter is released, and the parameter returns to any previously automated position. This mode is useful if you want to update a previous write pass, appending new automation data only where desired. When using a touch-sensitive MIDI controller, new automation data will only overwrite existing automation data when you physically touch a control.
Latch Mode is similar to Touch mode; new automation data overwrites existing automation data when you move a control. However, when you release the parameter, it will remain “latched” into its current position and continue to overwrite any existing automation data until playback stops. This mode is useful if you want to start writing automation only after a parameter is moved. This mode is particularly useful for automating pan controls and plug-in parameters when using a non-touch sensitive control surface (because it does not revert to its previous position when you release a control).
Select the track. Click the Track button at the top of the Inspector pane, or press CTRL+SHIFT+I. In the Track Inspector’s Automation section, click Write Mode and select Overwrite, Touch, or Latch. For details, see Automation section.

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