So many advanced functions on Cubase are a deathtrap of cobwebs. Routing, expression maps, drum maps, macros, remotes, channel configurations, and yes, automation.
For starters, the read/write system is dumb. Just make “automation tracks” like the rest of the track types and use a record arm function.
Make part and events just like MIDI. Make it drag and drop so that if effects any track you put it beneath.
Next, there should be a separate editor available with multiple lanes available like editing MIDI CCs.
Third, no matter what mode I’m in for recording audio, whenever I stop the transport it creates a new value at the playhead that was neither my initial value, or the value I stopped on. No. Bad Cubase!
Fourth, why can I not type in values for each data point? I have to drag that stupid point to general vicinity of the value I want?
Fifth, group editing please. Computers are mostly useful in how they shrink/eliminate redundant tasks. Trying to copy automation from track to track is a big waste of time here. If I have a dozen inserts I would like to automate identically from a drawn curve, I have to go push the button to open up a new automation lane, then select a parameter from that tedious little list of inserts, then grab the info from my 1rst track? Drag and drop copy pasta wholesale the automation tracks! C’mon!