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Time Base. Choose one of the two options in this section to control what happens to automation when you change the tempo:
Musical (M:B:T). If the bus is set to the Musical time base, the automation’s M:B:T position stays constant, and its absolute position shifts.
Absolute. If the bus is set to the Absolute time base, its absolute position stays constant, and its M:B:T position shifts.
Write Mode. This drop-down menu lets you choose the automation write mode:
Touch. 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.
Overwrite. 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.
Latch. 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.