Key command for “write (or read) all automation” doesn’t enable automation for the Instrument tracks (and yes, I’ve turned it on in preferences).
If you’re referring to Key Commands>Automation>Write Automation for all Tracks On/Off, it’s working here.
What did you turn on in preferences?
I enabled “write all automation works for instrument tracks” in preferences. If you open the VSTI rack you’ll see what I mean. None of the VST instruments have their write enabled. I’m trying to automate quick controls.
Here, Instrument Tracks do follow the Read/Write commands. But I do see that Rack Instrument automation lanes don’t. So are you talking about Rack Instruments rather than Instrument Tracks?
Maybe it’s broken, or maybe it’s by design… but there’s a possible workaround- the command, Write Automation for Selected Tracks On/Off does work for Rack Instruments.
For me, the command “Write Automation for Selected Tracks On/Off does NOT work for Rack Instruments.It works if you use the most, but doesn’t work if you assign it a key command.
Ruled out corrupt prefs?
I’ll try that…
Can you load a couple of instruments into the rack and then, with a key command (it works fine with the mouse), turn on “write automation for all tracks” and see if write automation comes on for the instruments in the rack?
I already did that.
Well, I don’t know what to say. I’ve trashed my preferences in both Cubase 9.5.41 and 10.0.20 and still the VST rack instruments “write enable” can not be turned on by a key command (default is Alt/W).
And yes, this ONLY happens with “rack” instruments. I prefer rack instruments mostly because I can save their channel settings in the mixer. Why it works with tracks and not racks is a mystery to me. Another reason I prefer racks is because of this bug:
Hence why this is in the “issues” forum.