asked Aug 27 '14 at 20:05 by kzantow (316)

Is there a way to get instantaneous automation changes?

What I mean is: I have one or more instruments in a rack, then map one or more of the VST parameters to a macro control, and automate that macro control. I cannot seem to get immediate changes using automation - there is slop where it seems to send the intermediate values, which results in an audibly slow transition... basically, a value at 100% followed immediately with a value at 0% does not immediately affect the parameter - it seems to interpolate the parameter values down, much more slowly than it should - it should just send the new value.

Am I missing something? Is there a way to force the automation to happen immediately?

Are you automating in the arrange timeline or in the clip editor? Are you using absolute or relative (additive/multiplicative) automation?


answered Sep 02 '14 at 16:11 by fredrik (90)

Automating in the timeline, using absolute automation.

  — (Sep 02 '14 at 16:13) kzantow

That does sound weird, will need to investigate. Automation should be very responsive and immediate. Are you always having the lag or is with VSTs only or only a specific plugin/parameter?

  — (Sep 02 '14 at 16:27) fredrik

It happens with everything - VSTs, Bitwig instruments. It's fast, just not immediate... like I always hear a ramp up/down etc.. I'm on Mac OSX 10.9, using the latest Bitwig (1.0.13, I think).

  — (Sep 02 '14 at 20:28) kzantow

I would contact support at in this case, so you can get better assistance.

  — (Sep 03 '14 at 12:03) fredrik

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Asked: Aug 27 '14 at 20:05

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