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Jmfocus

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Automation track not recording
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:11:39 AM »
Hi Arlo
I am trying to create auto tracks to get a document to scroll and line up with the music. I hit the record button and it blinks during the whole process and I hit it again when finished. It is not saving the process. When I test it, it just reverts to auto scroll. I have both record tracks and auto scroll on in the settings.

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Re: Automation track not recording
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 12:26:50 PM »
If you want to play custom scrolling movements that you recorded into an automation track, you'd need to turn off Settings > Automation > Auto-Scroll and turn on Settings > Automation > Play Automation Track. Does that answer it?
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Re: Automation track not recording
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 02:18:09 PM »
That makes sense but that means that all the songs in that database will need to have recorded automation tracks. I can't be song specific?

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Re: Automation track not recording
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 02:55:49 PM »
Ok playing with it some more I see that the auto scroll is still available but it needs to be manually started after clicking on the song.

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Re: Automation track not recording
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 05:18:46 PM »
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That makes sense but that means that all the songs in that database will need to have recorded automation tracks. I can't be song specific?

You could use auto-scrolling with a song selection action on just some songs if you set Settings > Automation > Auto-Scroll Calculation to Manual and then only set a scroll duration for the songs you want to auto-scroll. In that case, the song selection action will have no effect for the other songs. Similarly, if a song has no automation track, then the Play Automation Track song selection action will have no effect.

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Re: Automation track not recording
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 10:42:59 AM »
Is it possible to combine an automation track with auto-scroll?

I prefer the scrolling lyric (visually), as opposed to a static page, but when I automate my lyrics, I have no choice but to drag sections manually.
Can I have an auto-scroll document that will recognize (and playback) changes that I make?

Basically, can automation adjust an auto-scroll document?

Thanks,

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Re: Automation track not recording
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 08:48:20 AM »
You can combine automation tracks and auto-scrolling. The automation track will record the starting and stopping of the auto-scrolling and any manual movements that you make to change to scroll position while auto-scrolling is running. It won't record every movement of the document pixel-by-pixel ... that's good because it keeps your automation track uncluttered and allows you to adjust your auto-scroll speed without changing the rest of the automation track.

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Re: Automation track not recording
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 09:15:58 AM »
Thanks Arlo!