Automation Curves and Automation Tracks

Note : The automation curves are a run-time feature and therefore, they consume CPU. Using too many automation curves might result in CPU overworking and audible sound errors.

Automation curves are curves that allow you to visually configure parameters over time. A curve within the time range can describe the changing values of a parameter over time. An automation track is a track that displays such a curve and applies the curve to any other TP element.

Curves can be either standalone for a track, or inside an automation track. If they are standalone for a track, they are applied to that track. If they are in an automation track, they can apply to any device that has a mixer (ASIO ports, VST in/out ports, VST automation parameters etc).


An automation curve can be attached to anything that can be used from a script, either a mixer item, a track volume, a VST automation parameter, a link volume , midi data, etc. After you have created the automation track, press the "a" button and configure the item(s) you want this automation curve to apply.

An automation track has two "a" buttons. The first one associates the targets (i.e. the parameters that this curve will apply to) and the second one associates the recording sources. Turbo Play supports recording automation curves and the Track Manager allows you to use the second "a" button to associate recording sources with the automation track.

Note: TP records the curve with a resolution of 20Hz (1 point each 50ms). There is an option in the F11 options (Advanced) you can set in order to change this value.

The curve editor reacts to mouse hits as follows: