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I'm using Aalto 1.1 with Logic 8, 10.5.6.

The automation for me isn't working great. If I want to automate the sequncer by using the "touch" selection on the channel strip it isn't recording. I have to go into the drop down menu and manually draw it. I can't draw in the same way I can use the dials etc.. I have various issues with being able to record me tweaking the synth live into the automation portions of the synth track. I'm wondering if this is suppossed to work like this? Ocassionally if I try to automate in touch mode, turning a dial from .18 - 9.1 lets say, it will deliver the automation at the first point I touched the dial .18, but record none of the live performance. What is the capability of the "touch" recording for automation with Logic etc?

Thank you.

Sorry to hear about your trouble. I just checked out automation in Logic 9 and touch mode seems to be working.

I have my older laptop running 10.5. When I get a chance I will try the 10.5 / Logic 8 combination.

I should also add that when using the sequencer the graphics have diappeared from the sequencer when trying to automate etc. If I click the Aalto screen they reappear. It doesn't seem to effect the audio portion etc. It only happens a small amount. FYI Some of the parameters automate with no problem, but just ran into the sequencer issue as I was using it for something. Thank you.

So it's only the vertical sliders in the sequencer that are acting weird?

Yeah I guess it was more of a graphics issue. If you are still reading this the biggest problme I have with Aalto so far is at start up. If I shut down the project in Logic, when I open it back up Aalto does not make any sounds unless I change a patch or clear the plugin and reopen it. In other words if I have sequnces made and sounds working with the synth, close it, when I open it up Aalto is not working like all the other synths and sounds. I usually have to shut it down and reopen. Small issue, but slightly tedious. I notice it happens alot if I save a template with Aalto in the instrument channel etc.


Aaaargh. OK, this may be related to other audio stoppage bugs people are seeing. Must fix this as soon as I am done with the current problem, I'll be in touch.

Hi Seth,

As far as I can tell this is Logic's problem. Log scale parameters work properly with Aalto in Live.

I think you mean 1-110 for the LFO range in Logic, which means the range is working correctly, but the log mapping is not.

This has nothing to do with the fine/coarse adjustment which is a UI improvement coming soon.

If I zoom in as much as possible to the filter freq. automation in Logic, I get the first few steps as 20, 108, 187, 275... not exactly high resolution. I think that there is a restriction to 127 steps in place from way back in Emagic Logic days.

"So why is it"? Because nobody currently maintaining Logic cares enough to make something better I guess. If you read some online forums, you'll find that Logic's automation is a deal-breaker for a lot of pro recording people.