I’m in the process of testing out Nuendo 8.1 and am hoping to migrate over after many years of Pro Tools. I’m stuck on something that is very easy to do in Pro Tools: volume trim automation. Specifically, I want to select an event, have the selection automatically be the start and end of that event (I know you can type P to do this manually, but can this be done automatically?), then turn down the volume automation with the equivalent of Pro Tools Trim Tool (picture attached), preferably having some sort of dialogue pop up telling me how many dB I’m adjusting by.
Is there a Trim Tool somewhere in Nuendo that I’m just missing? I’ve tried using the channel fader, but that just turns down the volume automation on the entire track instead of just the selection. I also know you can click and drag from the top of the event, but that seems to actually re-write the waveform (Everything in N8.1 is non-destructive, but still). Finally, I tried using the line tool on the automation lane, but it’s very hard to figure out how much you are decreasing the volume by. If I’m off, I still don’t know how to make an adjustment quickly.
It would be ideal if I could just select the event, or make a selection in the volume automation lane, then use the channel fader and have it turn down the volume ONLY ON THE SELECTION. I believe this is called “flip to fader?” Failing that, a trim tool would be fine. If either of those is possible, please tell me what I’m doing wrong. If not, your preferred workaround?
PC (Custom Build)
OS: Windows 10
Graphics Card: GTX 970
RAM: 36 GB DDR3
System Disk: 480GB Samsung SSD
Mass Storage: OWC 4 BAY RAID running WD Black 7200rpm Drives over USB 3.1
Software: Nuendo 8.1
Playback Engine: Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre over Thunderbolt
Control Surface: Avid Dock and iPad running Pro Tools Control
Monitors: DigiDesign BX8a (x2)