live.dial to create a scalable send level automation
Nov 18 2023 | 9:28 pm
I would like to achieve having a send automation which is scalable by 1.0 dB increments: Let's say I have a a send automation in a track where the send level is automated to go from -16.0 dB to -14.0 dB. I would now like to trim that automation in 1dB increments so that I could trim up the send level by for instance 5dB but maintain the relative volume change of 2dB, meaning that it would result in an automation from -11.0 dB to -9.0 dB.
Ableton Drummer has built something of the sorts: https://abletonkurse.gumroad.com/l/remap-automations-in-Ableton-Live but this only allows to scale in 1/127 increments and I require something that let's me trim consistent dB amounts.
I am planning to implement something similar like these remap devices by using a live.dial that is controlling a send parameter of a given track using live.remote. I then plan to write my automation on that dial, but then adding/subtracting the dial output by a certain amount before sending it to live.remote in order to achieve the desired trim value in dB.
However, I can't finde any information on how the sends in Live scale between the minimum and maximum value: When I turn my live.dial (the range is set to -70. 0. and the Unit is "Loudness (dB)") the dial position matches that of the send it controls, but the values on the dial and the send do not match.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!