There’s been practically no chatter on the forum about the much-vaunted, new, “Virgin Territories” (VT) automation feature.
I briefly experimented with it and was horrified by the results!
In one project, I had a vocal that needed a quarter-note delay on a single word. I automated that, then engaged VT to test it out. I played around, eventually completing my mix, bouncing, and sending to client.
The client got back to me, asking why there was insane delay on the entire track. I was speechless when I listened to it.
During playback, and again when I reopened the project, delay happened only where I had automated it on the one word. I bounced the mix again and it was fine this time.
On another project, a second vocal track, that had some automation on it, did not bounce out at all (as if it were muted) even though it was playing correctly when I mixed and when I reopened it to check.
VT is a neat idea, but seems like a crap-shoot.
Please share your experiences! Perhaps some light can be shed on a mistake I had made.