I’ve spent 20 years recording on a Roland VS-2480, and one feature that I miss from that unit is “Snapshot” Automation. I’ll explain:
I automate all my mixes, and I tend to mix tunes per musical sections: one mix for the intro, a slightly different mix for the 1st verse, slight changes for the 1st chorus, etc. As instruments get added or subtracted in each new section, the mix must adjust to accommodate them. On the Roland unit, I can go to the beginning of the new section, and with the automation off move faders (or any parameter) until I get the blend I’m looking for. Once I have that, I can take a snapshot of where the fader positions are. On playback, the faders will jump to their new position at the beginning of each new section. It’s as simple as taking a static snapshot of the mixer at that point in time which the automation will step through on playback.
It seem that this isn’t possible in Cubase. I’m looking for a way to easily take a “global picture” of the mixer without having to enter in a value for each fader. Possible?