Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 Visually, it can be easier to write automation in the editing window than in the mixing window. Directions On the left-hand side of the editing window, select the track you'd like to write automation to. Now, click the right arrow in the bottom left-hand corner of the track's square. This opens another square with a menu bar. Click the menu bar to select the type of automation you'll be writing to the track.?In this tutorial, we've selected volume. The black horizontal line to the right of the square represents the volume. This tutorial covers two ways to write volume automation on a track. Method #1 If you hold Command?and click on the volume line, you can place dots there. These dots are used to define areas of the line in order to change them. So if you want to adjust the volume of a section on the waveform, look at the corresponding area on the volume line below it. Using the grid lines as guides, place a dot on each side of that corresponding area. Now, hover over the volume line (not on it) above the area enclosed by the two dots; your cursor will turn into an icon of a staple. Click and drag downward to lower the volume of that section. When you play the track, the volume fader will instantaneously drop down to the lower volume once it gets to that part of the track. Method #2 Using this method, you'll have a more fluid control of your volume changes by creating multiple dots on the volume line. At the top of the edit window, click the Pencil tool button, then click Free Hand.?You can use other types of pencil tools if you prefer. To change the volume line, draw lines on it in the sections corresponding to the waveform. Numerous dots will be added. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/learn-pro-tools-9-part-3/automation/write-track-automation//
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