Auria update – iOS DAW by WaveMachine Labs brings new editing features for automation

Download from iTunes App Storeauria logo v2It was only a few weeks ago that I posted a news item on the last Auria update – v.1.142 – from WaveMachine Labs which added a very useful ripple-editing feature. Someone obviously has the coders firmly locked in a dark room as a further update has appeared on the App Store today and this takes the app to v.1.150.

While there are a few bug fixes included here, there are also some very useful improvements added when it comes to the editing and copying of automation data. There is now a setting within the Editor tab to the Settings page (accessed via the main menu) that allows you to toggle on/off the option labelled ‘Link Automation to Region’. Once this is enabled, if you have any automation data that is set for a specific audio Region, when you copy that Region, the automation data also gets copied.

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The Link Automation to Region option has to be switched on before use.

This is a very useful feature and, if you have created some complex automation data controlling pan or various effects processor or aux send settings (for example), and you need to copy that audio to another part of your project, it can save a lot of faffing about if you don’t have to recreate the same automation data. As shown in the screenshot, having given this a quick go with some simple pan automation data, it seems to work very well.

Here I've just copied the audio region in the normal fashion - and the automation data has come with it.

Here I’ve just copied the audio region in the normal fashion – and the automation data has come with it.

Equally, however, you can also copy just the automation data rather than a whole Region. Again, if you have spent time creating some complex effects automation and want to reuse that elsewhere applied to a different audio Region, this is a big time saver.

This time, I just selected the automation data itself and copied that for latter pasting, in this case - and just to demonstrate the principle - further along the timeline into a blank area on the track.

This time, I just selected the automation data itself and copied that for latter pasting, in this case – and just to demonstrate the principle – further along the timeline into a blank area on the track.

While we still don’t have MIDI recording support in Auria, as an audio-only multitrack recording environment, it is the most powerful platform that currently exists for iOS. Like Audiobus (and now Audiobus 2), Auria was something of a landmark release when it first appeared. The additions since then have improved it even further. Here’s hoping WaveMachine Labs can keep it moving forwards.

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