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Old 02-01-2020, 12:54 PM
garnoil garnoil is offline
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Default Automation too dense???

it is 2020, I am running an HDX 1 on a Mac Pro 5,1 using 189 voices of the possible 256 and I am getting "automation too dense errors"...I have 96 gigs of RAM and my cash is at 12 gigs...may be back in 1995 but with todays computers? I have t set up to 'trim some automation' and still...may be it is wring error and just needs a re-boot.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: Automation too dense???

Reboot is probably my first step for that. Trashing prefs would be #2
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: Automation too dense???

There were a handful of people in the Post forum with these errors. I think it was certain plugins that were suspected but no certain solution. I'd report it to Avid, the more bug reports the better.
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:04 PM
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Default Re: Automation too dense???

At work, we get this error all the time. Every single track is set to automation off, the automation window is on suspend, there is zero automation in the session. But frequently, when hitting play or record... "Automation too dense".
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:50 AM
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Default Re: Automation too dense???

There are a few tips I can give you:
Set your cache to "normal"

It seems that if you have a template from all your mixes
that you created on versions of PT years ago and have
continued to update it over the years there are some legacy
issues that appear when you do big sessions.
It has happened to me on HUGE sessions both in 5.1 and
Dolby Atmos. I also found that if I suspend automation to
write an update and then hit play and then take suspend out
after hitting play it also causes "automation too dense" errors.

I created a brand new template from scratch recently and have
worked on big sessions in Dolby Atmos and have not once again
had that error with my new template and my awareness not
to hit play and then take suspend out.
Both of these approaches have given me flawless sessions.
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