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Nuendo® 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Ashley Shepherd

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Initial Value versus Virgin Territory

Before moving into all the various modes of the automation system, the concepts of virgin territory versus initial value should be understood so that you can make better use of the system for your needs.

Initial Value Premise

Most DAW automation systems function under the initial value premise, which is that the first setting that is encoded into automation becomes the initial value, and that value is set for the entire project, start to end. This is how Pro Tools deals with automation. Whenever automation stops being written, the parameter will return to this initial value from whatever position it was in.

In other words, when you first grab a fader to write volume information, the level that it starts with ...

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