I am currently in contact with the Steinberg support team concerning a problem I have discovered when using automation on an instrument track together with freeze. Currently, the support is not able to reproduce the problem so it may be that this is only a local problem on my workstation. Maybe, someone of you can try to reproduce the problem by going through the following steps:
1.) Create new project
2.) Create instrument track with any instrument (“Padshop” i.e.)
3.) Draw or record a MIDI event with a few bars length.
4.) Open a new automation lane for an instrument parameter (i.e. master volume of Padshop)
5.) Record or draw automation data and set automation to read for the track
6.) Save project
7.) Freeze the track. Please use the option to freeze the instrument and the channel (don’t know the exact wording in English as I have a German version) and select the “unload instrument” option, too.
8.) Save the project and close it.
9.) Reopen the saved project.
10.) Unfreeze the track.
On my system, the automation lane for the instrument parameter is not active anymore. The read and write buttons are grayed out, and during playback the automation does not work. There is no way to get the automation active again with one exception: If you save the project, close and reopen it, the automation is active again.
It would be really helpful if somebody here could reproduce this problem so that this bug can be confirmed.
Thanks for your help in advance.