Using the iPad interface we should be able to quickly and freely assign multiple automation parameters to an X/Y interface similar to the surround panner. I can see this working in the current context on a single track only. Assigning parameters from multiple tracks would require Pro Tools adding a new track type, "control track" that records only automation via this X/Y interface. I realize assigning parameters would be time consuming however the payoff would be a huge gain for sound designers. Adding a "control track" track type would probably require a new "Automation" clip type as well.
Idea No. 780