Track Automation
In addition to adjusting a clip's volume, pan and filters, you can also add volume and pan automation for an entire track.  In fact, you can automate or create automation envelopes for every parameter of every effect and virtual instrument, and automate the Sends as well.

Click the "Toggle Automation" button to view the automation for a track:



This will show the automation part of a track.


The default automation is the track volume.  This will adjust the volume over the course of the track. Now you can use the mouse to add track volume envelope points.  


Click on any point in the automation body to add a point and then drag it to the desired value.

Moving Track Automation Points
The global snap value will apply when adding and editing automation points.  If you are having problems moving an envelope point to a specific location, turn off snap.

To move the automation line, hold down the Shift key and the cursor will turn into an up down arrow   .  Move the line up or down to the desired value.

Dragging an automation point over other automation points will cause them to be 'over-run' and then deleted when the mouse is released.

Fine Tuning Automation Points
Right click on an automation point to edit its value or to delete it.  

Right click on a track automation header (to the left of the automation type) to clear, invert or hide the automation area.


Automating Effects
Each VST, VSTi, and Acoustica Effect that is loaded into Mixcraft can be automated.  In fact, each parameter of every effect can be automated.  This means that you can change the delay amount of a delay effect at specific times or change the chorus level over time.  The sky is the limit.  (Note: DirectX effects can not be automated in Mixcraft)

To automate an effect:

1. Choose an effect for the track.
2. Click the automation drop down to show the automation.
3. Now select the effect.  Click on the control titled "Track Volume", followed by clicking the effect you wish to automate, followed by clicking the effect parameter you wish to automate.
4. Add automation points at the values you desire.

Automating Virtual Instruments
Each VSTi or virtual instrument can be automated as well.

To automate a virtual instrument:

1. Choose a virtual instrument for the track.
2. Click the automation drop down to show the automation.
3. Now select the virtual instrument.  Click on the control titled "Track Volume", followed by clicking the virtual instrument you wish to automate, followed by clicking the parameter you wish to automate.
4. Add automation points at the values you desire.

Automating Virtual Instruments Effects
To automate a virtual instrument's effects:

1. Choose a virtual instrument for the track.  Add an effect to the virtual instrument.  See "Creating Your Own Virtual Instrument".
2. Click the automation drop down to show the automation.
3. Now select the virtual instrument's effect.  Click on the control titled "Track Volume", followed by clicking the effect under the "Instrument Effects" header, followed by clicking the parameter you wish to automate.
4. Add automation points at the values you desire.

Automating Send Tracks
To automate a send track:

1. Add or set up a Send Track. 
2. Click the automation drop down to show the automation.
3. Click on the control titled "Track Volume", followed by clicking the appropriate Send Track.
4. Add automation points at the values you desire.