This is a common question that we get here at Pro Tools Expert. The answer is that you can do volume automation in Pro Tools, but it requires using a plugin.
The main reason why you can’t do volume automation natively in Pro Tools is because Pro Tools is an audio editing software, not a DAW. DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) are designed for music production and usually have a lot more features than audio editing software.
However, there are some audio editing software that have added DAW features, and Pro Tools is one of them. With the addition of plugins, Pro Tools can now do a lot of things that were once only possible in a DAW.
One of the most popular plugins for Pro Tools is the Waves Renaissance Maxx bundle. This plugin adds a lot of features to Pro Tools, one of which is volume automation.
With the Waves Renaissance Maxx bundle, you can now do volume automation natively in Pro Tools. This plugin is a must-have for any Pro Tools user who wants to do volume automation.
Other related questions:
How do I enable automation volume in Pro Tools?
There are two ways to enable automation volume in Pro Tools. The first is to go to the “Edit” menu and select “Preferences.” In the “Preferences” window, click on the “Automation” tab. In the “Automation” tab, make sure that the “Enable Automation Volume” checkbox is checked.
The second way to enable automation volume in Pro Tools is to click on the “Automation” button in the main toolbar. This will open the “Automation” window. In the “Automation” window, click on the “Enable Automation Volume” checkbox.
Why is automation greyed out in Pro Tools?
The main reason for this is that the track is not armed for recording. In order to record automation, the track must be armed for recording.
How do I reset the volume automation in Pro Tools?
There are a few ways to reset the volume automation in Pro Tools. One way is to simply click the reset button for the track that you want to reset the automation for. Another way is to select the track that you want to reset the automation for, and then choose Reset Track Automation from the Track menu.