Move Automation curves With a Region

In this episode of Minute GarageBand, we’re going show you how to move automation points with a region.

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GarageBand Tutorials

When an automation curve is created, it belongs to the track, not to the region.

GarageBand Tutorials
GarageBand Tutorials

This means that if you duplicate the track, all automation curves are duplicated along with it However this ownership then means that when you move a region for which you created the automation curve, the region moves but the automation points stay put.

GarageBand Tutorials
GarageBand Tutorials

Apple provides a very simple solution to this dilemma, the “Lock Automation Curves to Regions” menuItem.

GarageBand Tutorials
GarageBand Tutorials

With this menuItem selected the control points not only move with the region when dragged, they’ll also be recreated if you duplicate the region with an option-Drag… even if the duplication is into another track.

GarageBand Tutorials
GarageBand Tutorials

That’s all we have for this episode we hope you found it useful,