In the case of moving fader systems, updating is a little more complex since the level of the audio is inextricably linked to the position of the fader knob. Moving fader systems usually have touch sensitive fader caps so if you want to change a move, all you have to do is grab the fader and do it. The computer will interpret this as a temporary switch into write mode for as long as you touch the cap. Fortunately, any decent moving fader system will provide fader grouping (as will a VCA system) so you can control the movements of one fader with another. So on the vocal channel fader you can write a complex series of moves, and then make this fader a slave to a fader you dont happen to be using, which will then be called the group master. You can now superimpose more moves using this fader without overwriting the previous set of moves you had painstakingly created. If you are worried about having two faders controlling one signal path, fear not - a good moving fader automation system will have a coalesce function which aggregates the moves back onto the channel fader and dissolves the group.
I hope Ive explained the basics of automation well enough so that you can now go away and compare the various products on the market. Not every system will have every feature, and some systems will not implement particular features as well as others. My advice is to read all the manufacturers literature thoroughly and then go to your dealer and ask lots of questions beginning, How do you . Hopefully youll find the system that suits the way you want to work.Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
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