From what I can gather from this video, from about 12:30 to 17:00, version-able automation appears to be planned
I think from something called "Mix Versions" perhaps? Can someone confirm?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qxKjU2eD_4#t=12m30s
(Btw, the CC Translate is mostly useless, but feel free to turn it on.)
It seems the host asks Helge the question we've been asking (is automation version-able), notice his reaction when Helge responses "no."
(Btw, did I hear a "Walking Dead" reference in there? Can someone translate this? Lol)
Helge then goes on to suggest it is planned. Someone German-speaking, please correct me if my gist about all this was incorrect.
I goes on, from what I can gather, that the reason automation was not included was related to memory footprint.
If so, I would argue that with modern computers able to wield Gigabytes of cached audio and video files in RAM, some automation data should be relatively trivial. I hope they find a way to optimize and add the feature. It's not lost on me how "snappy / instantaneous" the version switching is (which is awesome), so I realize they don't want this part to be sluggish.
But sounds like promising news!
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