How to keep automation-parameter when recording a Track (Midi or Audio)?

The example. I''ve done some eq-automation inside a track. If i want to re-record some parts inside this track now - all of my automated parameters have gone inside the timeline the i have recorded. Thats very annoying. How can i not overwrite them?


mudmaxx 7 years ago | 0 comments

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  • theroam
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    3 votes

    Live will allow you to hang on to any automation you've done, even if you intend to re-record the audio or MIDI it's automating. You can do this by right clicking/control + clicking in the track and selecting "Lock Envelopes". 


    7 years ago | 1 comment
  • maybenot
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    for me, with even the Lock Envelopes button on, when I hit record it still overwrites all the existing data that was there.  What am I missing?

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • tomgorn
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    3 votes

    I have the same problem. I would like to record another take of midi or audio in arrangement view but without erasing automation data for recorded tracks. Lock envelopes doesn't work.

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • danpeo
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    3 votes


    In order to overdub automation data, make sure that the Arm Recording button of the track is NOT armed. Hit the Record button and then the Play button in the Control Bar to record the automation. If the individual track Arm buttons are enabled, Live will erase any previously recorded automation.

    5 years ago | 0 comments

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