Proportional Results, Absolute Effect

I recently figured out (for myself- I assume others figured this out as well) how to make a proportional effect that reduces the amount of the current value by whatever proportional percentage you desire.  It took me this long because (I confirmed with Tech Support) there is a bug.  Let me show you.

Double tap Effect to get to Tab 13 Effects.  Create a new Absolute Effect.  We want to edit this effect so the current value will be reduced by 50%.  Where the first Action has a Level of 0, please click on it to enter a new value.  Pause here please.

By the logic of the console, we know from work in Live that we can ask the console to do the math of 50% the current value by typing At / 50 Enter.  Works great in Live.  In Effects, it doesn’t work as intended.  It will ignore the slash and will create an effect that does seriously weird things.  I just did it and applied it to a series of channels with values between 11 and 99, and it is attempting to raise all values by 50% of their current value.  So I guess this could be useful, just not for what I intended. 

So instead, we should type At / -50 Enter.  Now the effect is in fact reducing each value by 50% of the current value.  Do note that the way Eos displays the information is wrong.  This visually tells me that the effect in facts lowers the value by a “hard” 50%, not a proportional 50%.   But at least it works. 

Hopefully this helps any of you who- like me- hadn’t been able to figure this out. 

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