Applying Dynamics

I am a new user having come over from Reaper. I have had one or two niggles, but generally liking Cubase 13.
In Reaper, I could record part of a track with a vst instrument, and then afterwards, go back to the beginning, turn on record, and apply modulation using the mod wheel. When I do this in Cubase, it covers everything with cross hatched lines. Is there a way to do this without the cross hatched lines appearing? Thank you.

Yes, you can change the MIDI Record Mode to Merge. All recorded data is then added to the existing part instead of creating a new overlapping one.


Thank you so much.