I have been struggling with saving automation within GA4 since it launched. Maybe someone can shed some light.
If I load up a multi-program, and map automation to several pads, the automation is not saved when I save that multi-program and reload it later.
I’ll be more specific:
-I Load A Multi-Program, say Dreadlocks and Percussion under Reggae
-On the first orange pattern pad (Main 1) I assign a new automation to Intensity. This shows up in the Options-Automation Tab as Main 1.intensity.
- I can change the kit to any other acoustic agent kit and that automation mapping remains the same and in the Automation list.
-I then save the entire Multi-Program to a new name ‘GA Automation Test’.
-If I reload that multi program in a new instance of Groove Agent…be it stand alone or in any daw… those mappings in the list disappear.
Without going into the depths of various steps I’ve tried…my first and foremost question question is this:
How do I assign automations within groove agent and recall them?
I have tried saving it to a multi-program, saving it to a specific agent/kit, saving to a pattern group. The bottom line is I can not recall automation mappings from instance of groove agent to another no matter what I seem to try. So the next question is:
If automation is not saved in the multi, the kit, the .vstpreset, or the pattern group…where is it saved?
What I am trying to accomplish with GA4 all halts at this specific issue. I can’t build instrument presets/racks/drum racks with mapped automation parameters, in any daw, because the said mappings disappear internally in Groove Agent.
The only way that those mappings get saved is within the entire project…in this case Ableton Live 10. If I map all of the automations in a set and recall the set they stay mapped. So they can be saved on some level…but the issue with that is I still need to remap the automations in each new project.
If someone could please help with this I would appreciate it. I did email Steinberg Support a few years ago…they got back and said they were very busy. That was that.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can sort this out.