I’ve noticed that on Cubase 6.0.6 (Mac OSX, but presumably on Windows as well), the automation track is being plagued by something that may be undesirable. I’m attempting to draw very steep parabolas from 127 to 0 and vice versa, but the program only creates curves that go to 5 and approximately 123 when I attempt to create them. This occurs with less drastic slopes as well, but in most cases, attempting to draw steep inclines results in failure to achieve the desired result.
In order to determine if this problem is affecting other users, I created a steinberg forums topic. Indeed, others are reporting the same issue, including users of Cubase 6.5.
This following link showcases the problem:
Also, this is the aforementioned topic:
After discussing the possible issue with Steinberg support, we have concluded that the “problem” I’m describing has existed for many versions, including 5.5. The parabolas AND lines don’t seem to be programmed to stretch correctly at extremely steep angles.
My additional experiments have confirmed that the zoom or scale of the automation pane determines how difficult it is to create a complete parabola. The line tool is also affected by the same problem.
Neither turning the snap/quantize on and off, nor adjusting the quantize settings resolves the issue.
So, if indeed this is not a problem, I am asking for a feature that allows the user to adjust the accuracy of a parabola, line, etc. Despite the fact that points can be manually adjusted, I think that what I propose can be extremely useful to a person and his workflow.
Is this a feasible suggestion, and what would everyone like to have changed should the suggestion be taken by Steinberg? I personally believe that this shouldn’t be a feature, but a bugfix.
I’m looking forward to responses.