Automation


Automation is a term for the recording and playback of controls in Caustic. Once recorded, knob movements will playback automatically with song and on export. Watch the automation tutorial for visual examples of what can be achieved.

Song automation is automation which spans the entire length of the song. Pattern automation is automation that is tied to a particular pattern and will play back every time that pattern in placed in the Sequencer. If a control is automated in both Pattern and Song mode, pattern automation will override song automation for as long as that pattern is triggered.

To record pattern automation, you must already have a pattern created in a pattern editor and the playback mode selection switch in the Control Panel must be set to Pattern.

To record song automation, you must already have a song created in the Sequencer and the playback mode selection switch in the Control Panel must be set to Song.

Press the Record button to arm recording. A red outline will flash to confirm recording is armed. Next, record movements on a knob while the song or pattern is playing. A yellow box will appear around the control to indicate it has been automated in pattern mode. An orange box will appear around the control to indicate it has been automated in song mode. If there is no box around the control, then this control cannot be automated. 

When done recording movements for this control, press Stop in the Control Panel, this will disarm automation recording. Repeat the process for any other controls you wish to automate. 

To remove automation from a control, make sure playback is stopped and you are in the correct playback mode for the automation you wish to clear, then press Record. With record armed, double-tap the control for which to clear automation. This will bring up a confirmation screen.

Once recorded, automation can be edited using the automation editors in either pattern mode or song mode.