4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 2:24 AM by HarryStromfelt
HarryStromfelt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I always export my midi tracks to a file so they are saved outside of the project, but I have not been able to save their respective automation clips. This is annoying because if I drag the midi data into a different project, all I have are notes..


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  • 1. Re: Is it possible to save automation clips, so they can then be re-edited in a separate project?
    seeren Level 4 Level 4 (3,050 points)

    track>automation>move track automation to region automation

  • 2. Re: Is it possible to save automation clips, so they can then be re-edited in a separate project?
    HarryStromfelt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply, I have been messing about trying to use this. So far I have done what you suggested, and then I tried to export that as a midi file, but when I import it back into the same channel strip to see if everything is working, there is no automation again! I do not always use Logics synths, I like to use NI massive for example, do you think this will stop the method working?

     

    Thanks again!

  • 3. Re: Is it possible to save automation clips, so they can then be re-edited in a separate project?
    seeren Level 4 Level 4 (3,050 points)

    I guess you're right, sorry for not checking that out first.  You need to mess with importing on a project level, then.  You can import just the plug-in (instrument) and its automation.  Instead of selecting a midi file to import select the original project, this will bring it up in the browser on the right of the arrange window (you could also navigate to the orig. proj. from the browser pane if you wish).  You can select the plug-in & automation, you will have to delete any extraneous automation because all the automation on that track will be copied, but this is pretty easy to do.

     

    You can make blank regions here, or in the original project, so that you can move the automation back and forth on the track using "move auto w/ regions" in the preferences (I toggle this on/off with a key command).  In the original, make a new track with same channel strip, and draw in a blank region where you want.  When you import, you can select just the content on this dummy track, while you notice that the plug & automation check boxes click for both.  Two tracks are created, but they are both the same, so delete the one with no region.

     

    You could actually copy/paste just the auto info you want by selecting it in the automation event list (look up key command), but I think the above way is easier & quicker.

  • 4. Re: Is it possible to save automation clips, so they can then be re-edited in a separate project?
    HarryStromfelt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot for the advice. Been working with it and it's proving useful!

    The reason I was looking for a method such as this is because my computer always gets major overload issues. I like my automations and I like to make all effects myself, rather than sampling too much, but sure enough my comupter just can't handle it. Do you have any other tips on how to better my sort of work flow?