I’m hoping there’s some setting where my continuous CCs (like 2 and 11) are default connect by ramps, not jumps, without me having to select them somewhere and manually edit that property. Seems like that’s what folks would normally want!
Actually, I don’t see anything related to a drawing mode in the automation panel and yes, trying to edit some of the automation points can lead to rather strange results…
But you can try to activate the Automation Event Editor (hope that it is available on your Cubase version - it is in the ‘Pro’ one, at least) which should work with any “ramp” curves, such as your breath controller : it is available after doing a range selection on your automation track and allows several operations without altering the rest of the automation track.
It’s worse than I thought. Down in the key editor there’s a down arrow where you can specify “Type of New Controller Events:” Ramp or Step. But it doesn’t matter if you select ‘Ramp’ – record more of the same CC on the same track/lane and they are still Step.
This is really annoying. I do orchestral scores with maybe a half-dozen controllers per track, times 20 instruments minimum, and having to set CCs to ‘ramp’ every time I do a take is mind-bending. Back to drawing automation manually.