While there is so much to do to make automation better, vertical snap is what stresses me most, because vertical area in automation is usualy very small and with drastic changes for eye snap.
I would say automation is very much like a design tool, so maybe should be a good idea :
- to have “Guides” to snap per automation
example: i select an Automation Point and mark it has a Guide Point (color / symbol changes/ *), after this point height would be a possible snap as soon has i press a key modifier.
example2: i mark 10 “Guides” point on the volume with different heights i would have 10 “Guides” which i could snap as soon has i press a key modifier.
or while dragging a point when it reaches a similar value on the neighbours to have a visual reference which i could snap after pressing a key modifier
while moving / duplicating a point and pressing a key modifier , the height of the copied/moved point is not changable (fixed )
like having Read Write on Automation there could be a “Auto Snap” to Guide Points
example: i select LFO knob on a synth and say i created 3 Guide Points with different heights ( 1 bar, 1/2 bar, 1 bar doted) the Output would be forced to be in this values and so recording/Output would be automatically snaped to this values (useful for Quick Controls either).
like having Read Write on Automation there could be a “Set Range” to Guide Points (min and max values).
example: i select LFO knob on a synth and say i created 3 Guide Points with different heights, the min and max value of this automation track would be used has range, which would force the Output to flow between this 2 values. (useful for Quick Controls either).
select a point and have an option to select all events with same value
hope you get the idea, simple to implement and useful for many of us.