Why does Live stick to automation positions from where you press stop?

If you are listening to a track in arrangement view with some clip automation, like pitch bend for instance, and you press stop, Live will "remember" the current value of the automation curve. So if you go to another section of the arrangement and press play, it will be at that last automation value (if the currently playing section has no automation).

This is sort of insane. You basically have to find a section of your song that has automation and ends on 0, play that part, then go back and play your song to hear it normally. Is there a way around this?

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shadiradio 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Eppe
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    Yeah Ive had this problem too, can be pretty hilarious when everything is suddenly horribly out of tune :) Sometimes when you play a clip from the start it sets the automation back to 0, not always though. Why and when exactly is unclear to me. I usually solve it by making an extra automation point at the very beginning of the clip with the pitchbend or whatever it is in it (or at whatever point is useful, for instance right before the pitchbend) and then play it again from that point on. And I just try to pay attention to when I stop playing the arrangement so its not in the middle of a pitchbend.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Eppe
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    Oh yeah the extra automation point should be 0 of course :)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • HorusProject
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    I am having the same problem with pitchbend in clip envelopes.  especially when switching between clips in legato mode.

    proper pain in the a*se.

     

    Is Ableton aware of this problem?

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • atopthepyre
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    I've been having this same problem as well.  Even when I set a second automation point at zero, it still doesn't always play back in tune.  It would be really really embarrassing to have this happen live, and it's a real pain when trying to record/export audio from my tracks.  I sure hope an answer or solution comes soon.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Eklektric
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    +1

    please fix this

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • johanisma
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    any solution or good workaround?

    7 months ago | 0 comments

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