Combined Select Tools - I don’t see any special benefits here.
the idea is obviously right, but the implementation doesn’t really add much to the way I work
I still have to cut the clip to change the gain of interesting region.
whether I will do it the old way (alt mouse click to cut) or the new way (select and shift-x to cut) - where are these benefits ?
after cutting clip you need to avoid crackling by doing micro corssfades and glue the entire clip again - so where are the real benefits of this new groundbreaking tool ?
when you start drawing on audio clip with pencil tool you see a “new” gain line (blue),
this tiny line also controls the gain of the clip,
in additional, you don’t have to cut the clip into smaller areas and changes to this line make changes in waveform image accordingly
all you have to do Steinberg is add Combined Select Tools to suport this existing feature - this is the way it should be done IMHO
no shortkeys, no cutting, no crossfades, no gluing - pure workflow