Automation using the grid
How about automation using the grid? For example: push "rec" button once and then turn the golden knobs to go into "automation mode" and change the automation for that specific effect by using the grid. Finish by pushing "rec" button again. Why "Rec" button instead of "shift" button? Because "rec" button you can turn on/off. Adn if you wanna record live you can see the automation for that clip directly evolving.