*(Btw: Did you know you can now have curved automation in Ableton 9 by holding down the alt/option key, clicking the line between two automation points and dragging it up or down? Sweet!)My suggestion is to map your automation output to a device or control on the track chain other than the overall track volume (I.e. a compressor’s output at the end of a chain or the Gain on a Utility (see last week's tip!).
This will allow you have control over track volume throughout the entire mixing process and is sure to save you much time and stress over the course of future productions! Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment, message, tweet or contact me in any way with questions or suggestions for future tips.