How do I set automation data (vol,pan,etc) to a specific value like 0 - mouse input isn't accurate enough.

Regarding editing of automation data and MIDI CC data:

There are two things I don't think Ableton Live 8.2.2 can even do. I'm asking here, in hopes that I'm wrong.

- Set the value of a CC point to a specific value without using the mouse to drag the value up or down. I want to type in absolute values like 0 because the value 0 doesn't even appear as an option when dragging up or down. (!)

-Draw a line between 2 points to define a slope so that all the selected data points fit their value to a point on the line. For example, a smooth volume fade: is the only way to do this a matter of setting the value of every event or can I draw a line from 127 to 0 (for example)

 

(I'm praying that this isn't confusing, because I've tried very hard to make this clear - in the past when I've brought this up, people have responded with unrelated answers. In fact I've requested this since version 4....)

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neuronaut 6 years ago | 0 comments

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  • prizzle9
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    Command (or PC equivalent) drag the automation node to move in smaller increments, you'll be able to drag it to zero.

    Best, P.

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • neuronaut
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    Ableton's official answer is you CAN NOT set a value by typing it in. You just have to move the mouse slowly with the control key held down!

    It's a deal breaker for me. I want precision and I want so many points of precision that it would take a VERY long time to get it right without being able to type a value in.

    I'm surprised that it's been 8 years and it still doesn't do this!

    I have moved to another DAW for composition, mixing and mastering.

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • ekcrisp
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    what a fucking joke! are you kidding me ableton? this is absolutely essential and so easy to add! also not being able to have automation points snap to grid is silly, can't believe I wasted 800 dollars on this thing

    3 months ago | 0 comments
  • neuronaut
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    This doesn't work for me. I tried every key combo and wasn't able to change the granularity of the values. (I'm on a Mac btw)

     

    I read the entire manual just now to find this and didn't. I did come across an answer the my second question (from the manual):

    "Tip #2: To draw a linear velocity ramp across a selection of notes, first select the notes that should be affected (using the modifier to select non-adjacent notes if necessary).
    Make sure Draw Mode is not activated and draw the line into the Velocity Editor while
    holding the Ctrl (PC) / (Mac) modifier."

    (It looks like I can't copy and paste from the manual because of the weird formatting, but most of the sentence made it! If you're reading this and need more, check section 10.4.8 of the manual)

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • OP_CON01
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    You can record the automation and punch in the parameter numbers on the desired parameters, this method won't work if you need to make a lot of changes quickly but was the only way I could find to get a precise number.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • titusf
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    I want to automate the detune of a synth. It seems, thats not possible with live because one is not able to set exact values. I cant even set the points by hand/mouse, because i cant see the detune-amount - only a value of 0 to 1.

     

    Please make it possible to move a selected automation point with a knob of push2 f.e.. On the push i can see the exact value, but i can only use it, while im recording. I cannot manipulate post record. Sad!

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • TCAL417
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    If you expand the track or automation lane and then use the command key you should be able to adjust the points by even the hundredths of a bpm, db, etc and it get the exact numbers you want. 

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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