Is there a way to edit automation simultaneously for two or more tracks in the project window?
In other words, I know I can link everything in the mixer, and if I put tracks in a folder together I can edit the events together, but I’m unable to find a way to then simultaneously edit the automation of even the linked tracks. I might just want to pull down the tracks by a few dB for a verse, for example.
This is the area of Cubase I’m most frustrated with right now. I’ve figured out that I can link tracks and parameters in the mixer, but then I would still have to put them into a folder to edit together, and the only workaround I can find for editing automation is currently to route the tracks to a bus, however on dual mono sources this isn’t so cool - besides which my workaround involves having to double the number of onscreen tracks, a whole load of routing and assignments, and grouping/linking/folding/routing in a ton of different places in two different windows.
Otherwise, if anyone has any big picture advice on how to handle a large number of small groups of tracks, I’d be very interested to hear about your workflow.
Select both Channels in the MixConsole. Right-click on one of them, and select Add Group Channel to Selected Channels. The output of both tracks will be routed to the new Group Channel. Then, you can automate the Volume fader of this Group Channel.
Use VCA Fader. Select both Channels in the MixConsole. Right-click on one of them, and select Add VCA Fader to Selected Channels (Cubase Pro only, and this function also not in Nuendo, in Nuendo, you have to route it manually). Automate the VCA Fader.
Just found out you can select the automation points of the different channels on which you want to make a modification and type the value in the info bar. That will change all selected automation points together accordingly.
Just to make this totally clear… When you select multiple objects to edit them together, the value of the very 1st objet (most top-left one) is shown in the Info line.
When you change it’s value, all other values change relatively. So the ratio between the values remains. So for example, if you have init values 2, 3, 1 and you change the 1st one (which is shown in the Info Line) to 3, the new values will be 3, 4, 2.
If you want to set all selected values to the same value you just entered, hold down Ctrl/Cmd and press Enter. In the case I described, you would get values 3, 3, 3.