Move Volume Fader value to Pre-Gain

Is it possible to “transform” the Fader Volume value into Pre-Gain? Let’s say my Vocal fader is at -3,8db: I’d like to press a button and set those -3,8db in Pre-Gain, and reset Fader Volume to 0db

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Sorry, this is not possible by pressing one button. You can type the value.

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@StepanS, you can have your fader at 0.0 if you go up in the rack and type the channel’s input gain slider value to -0.38.

As Martin confirms above, there is no way within Cubase to do this. But it can be done using a macro program such as Autohotkey (WIN) or Keyboard Maestro (Mac).

I only mention this because this is the kind of feature I don’t see Steinberg spending resources on. But this can certainly be done using very lightweight and well documented third party software. I’ve done many workflow enhancements that aren’t possible in Cubase this way. This exact one included.


Hi owenc, thanks for your suggestions! I’m not very familiar with Autohotkey, how should I approach this? Thanks!

if volume is automated you can easily copy the volume automation lane to the pre gain lane and then erase the volume lane.