I am continually adding tracks and say recording a new guitar or vocal, and I find that I can't set the track to Record, Monitor, Solo or Mute unless I toggle Show/Hide Automation when these buttons then appear.
I don't think I have ever used the track option where these buttons are not required, and I can always see automation when editing or by clicking the (tiny) button for Expand Envelopes.
I just wonder why the track always seems to default to the Show Automation mode when generally I would be using the other mode which reveals all the Record, Monitor, Solo or Mute buttons and is the one I use all of the time. Why isn't this mode the default one?
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