Setting Up Automation

Creating Automation Parameters

  • To assign a parameter to an automation parameter, right-click the parameter control and select Assign to New Automation. The automation parameter is created on the first free automation parameter.

  • To add a parameter to an existing automation parameter, right-click the control, select Add to Automation and select the automation parameter.

  • To remove a parameter from the automation, right-click an automated control and select Forget Automation.

  • To assign a parameter to an automation parameter automatically while working in your host application, activate Automation Read/Write, start playback, and use the controls on the HALion Sonic interface.


If you have assigned automation parameters for a program and then load another program into this slot, it can become necessary to verify the automation settings.

If the new program has the same structure as the previous program, for example if you exchange a Voltage preset with another Voltage preset, HALion Sonic reconnects the automation parameters correctly and no manual modifications are necessary. However, if you load a preset with a different structure, for example a Model C preset, the automation parameters cannot be reconnected. In this case, the disconnected automation parameters are still displayed in the automation list.