Is there a preference somewhere that would allow the automation point handling capability of Cubase back in the SX era? Maybe I just don’t understand the new capabilities, but the new software is horrible for me in this regard.
I like to be able to grab a couple of points and move them up or down relative to the surrounding automation. instead I now have to use the “scale around absolute zero” functioning - whatever that means - or else it changes the automation on either side. It just seems like a whole lot of extra mouse clicking to me. You should be able to adjust points, or groups of points without changing the surrounding automation.
So, that was a quick example in one situation where I automated to off, and, obviously, mutes don’t fade very well.
Furthermore, your explanation of the behavior shown doesn’t follow because it doesn’t happen when changing just one node: i.e. I can move one node directly up against but above or below another and it does not impact the other - this only happens when trying to manipulate two or more nodes simultaneously.
At any rate, there is no logical reason why moving automation nodes “should” change the surrounding automation unless intentional, and way back in the dark ages (pre Cubase 7 I think) it didn’t.
Yes, that would be it - although sometimes other weird behavior resulting in parallel fades etc, and it’s been happening longer than 8.5. It’s in 7.5 as well, it just doesn’t happen all the time. If I just draw or enter the nodes, behavior is usually as expected in 7.5, but if you copy and paste some nodes, then try to move the pasted ones, craziness happens.
I really don’t understand why this isn’t considered to be a huge nuisance for a lot of people.