I would like to be able to change parameters controllable by automation (fader, pan, send, plugin parameters) and have Ardour create automation track for me.
Enabling and disabling this feature should be as easy as pressing Record. Because it should behave like a record button - but for automation.
It would make working with many parameters much more fluent.
Mixing: you do a rough mix without automation. Then you want to automate some moves. While it’s easy to do with faders, automating an EQ can be tedious: you need to find number of the EQ band you want to automate in the plugin UI, find it on the automation list, set both gain and frequency to Write or Touch. Repeat for each band.
With the automation recording feature, you would disable it while doing rough mix and enable when starting “animating” your mix - introducing changes that vary throughout the track.
Recording jamming on plugins, in MIDI and automation.
Changing parameters of synths and effects (cutoff, delay send, delay feedback etc) live spontaneously which is essential for many kinds of electronic music.
I think it could be done by setting automation states in the whole session (or just the elements we want to animate - similarly to Record button on tracks) to Write or Touch, and making sure that any new parameter (e.g. send created) also follows this setting. So could it be done with Lua script?
Or maybe Ardour already has similar feature but I couldn’t find it?