suppose I am trying to make a funky synth sound... I have a patch I like and a midi score I like.... then to mimick the stacatto playing of a funk guitar I make an automation clip that controls the decay on the ADSR envelope controlling the decay so most of the notes have a short decay except for the second and third beat where the envelope controlling decay adjusts the decay to be longer.... Lets call this automation clip: AutomationclipA
Now suppose that I set another automation clip to the max setting of AutomationclipA and set it so that the maximum value for the decay setting slowly increases over say a 16 bar period. (the effect of this would be that the decay values will fluctuate more dramatically as the clip plays out and also that the average decay would slowly increase while still allowing for all the articulation provided by automation clip A. Basically automating the automation.)
Now suppose that as I continue recycling autmationclipA (lets assume its one bar) every 7 bars then I want a clone of automationclipA with a slightly different articulation for the 8th bar, then I want this series to repeat twice while a seperate automation clip slowly increases the max level of automationclipA from 0-100 over a 16 bar period.
My question is this, is there anyway I can make automationclipA's clone follow the same automationclip that controls its maximum value or will I have to make a separate automation clip to control the clone? I find that when I automate automation values it gets to be a massive pain in the ass to keep track of shit real fast. How do other people navigate this problem?