Select, copy, move, and delete automation

After you create automation points and curves, you can easily change things to meet your needs. You can copy automation within a track or between tracks and can move automation within a track. When moving a region, you can choose whether or not to move any existing automation with it. When deleting automation, you can delete individual or multiple automation points.

Select automation

  • To select an automation point: Click it.

  • To add automation points to, or remove them from, the selection: Shift-click the points you want to add or remove.

  • To select a range of consecutive automation points: Drag in the background of the automation track.

Copy automation within a track

  • Select the points or curves you want to copy, then Option-drag the selection to a different location on the track.

Any existing points in the target location are deleted.

Copy automation between tracks

  1. Hold down Shift while dragging a selection within the automation area.

  2. Choose Edit > Copy (or press Command-C).

  3. Select the track you want to copy the automation to.

  4. Choose Edit > Paste (or press Command-V).

Move or copy a region with its automation

  • Choose Mix > Move Automation with Regions.

Now, when you move or copy a region, the automation points stay with it.

Delete a single automation point

Do one of the following:

  • Double-click the automation point.

  • Select the automation point, then press Delete.

Delete multiple automation points

Do one of the following:

  • Select multiple automation points, then press Delete.

    Important: Make sure that no regions are selected, or they will also be deleted.

  • Choose Mix > Delete All Automation on Selected Track.