Please, Steinberg, take a minute to read this through. I think I’ve got a good point here.
Like I discussed on my own, other topic, a tiny 2MB software named SAWPlus32 and SAWPro (in the 90’s) had the ability to enable the feature named OFFSET beside every track so that by enabling it you could change the overall volume (and/or PAN) curve of the track quickly and easily.
In Cubase you have to use this unnecessarily time-consuming way of selecting all the (Volume) automation points and trim these - and even if this works way better in C6 than C5 - it STILL is all too complex and non-intuitive. I mean, isn’t changing the overall volume of a track (with lot’s of automatization) something that every single one of us do pretty frequently? Then by selecting all the automation events and start trimming, well it’s not THAT tedious since you can use mouse wheel and adjust them from the info-line, but imagine this:
- You have a tiny button named OFFSET - or “O” - in the Inspector/Tracklist/Mixer for every track
- You enable it by single mouse click
- Then all the level changes that you do (no matter if it’s volume automatization, or PAN, or Inserts/Sends…) would be handled so that it affects ALL the automation entries at the same time. And only when that “O”-button is enabled
Think about it! It was so cool of a feature in SAWPlus/Pro that I can never emphasize or praise it enough.
Now if you want to adjust for example the overall Volume AND the SEND 1 level for one track (with already existing automatization), you will have to first select all the volume auto entries and trim them AND THEN select all the Send 1 auto entries and trim them too. This would be done much more intuitively if you enabled the OFFSET or “O” button from the Inspector, Tracklist or Mixer window, and then adjust the levels you want, you can be sure that it always affects the automatization AS A WHOLE to a corresponding parameter.
By manually having to select the auto entry points, there’s always room for error and it’s tedious also. And sooo SLOW when you are doing some editing on a very large project with dozens of tracks.
I really try not to write some stupid Feature Request mails here, since everybody has their own, but this “O”-button feature would take virtually no room at all from the Inspector/Tracklist/Mixer and it would be so handy.
I have used it A LOT in SAW-environmet in the 90’s and I can assure you that you would love it too. Otherwise Cubase is the best DAW I’ve ever seen, but there’s always room for making it even better. I think this OFFSET-feature would be a huge time-saver and a must-have asset.
As an end-note I’d like to summarize this all: If you can now do this useful and common editing type by the hard and slow way, why not making it possible to do it easily?