For a long time i felt that automating values with dots by hand was bad.
But now with Cubase 8 and 9 i think it’s even worse.
Editing volumes, I used to use CTRL key to snap the annoying dots on the grid. But since 8 they don’t snap anymore.
No vertical snap on the grid for tightness. Let’s say i want the value to be changed tight on the bars, well i can’t. I have to zoom and zoom again, then try to get it tight on the grid. It consumes a lot of my time and patience.
So i found a workaround with the line tool, could be very nice but there’s no horizontal snap for line heights. Let’s say i want 3 bars at 1 db, and 3 more at -2db, i have to fiddle slowly and very precisely to try to get my automation straight and in the end, it isn’t totally straight. The value glides continually.
I did my best to have thoses lines straight:
A simple tool modifier like ctrl button to keep it straight would be awesome. Or PT style trim automation would work wonders.
I tried PT ninja macro without success. The square shape trick to make a flat line isn’t so easier either.
I hoped automation would have been improved in cubase 9 but It’s so annoying fiddling with small dots i’m considering switching to a different daw.
But i don’t want to relearn everything, please help!