First, Rabdaddy: thank you! That was a very considererate gesture! I think the OP just didn’t get notified of the post. Regardless, very thoughtful of you
Second, Re: gradual tempo changes, I think all you need to do is change your tempo track mode from “Jump” to “Ramp”. If you look in the track-controls area of the tempo track, you should see the word “jump”. If you click on it, you’ll get a drop down menu with the option for ‘ramp’.
As its name implies, Cubase now connect to different tempo values with a slope instead of a ‘stair-step’.
I’m going to try and anticipate your next questoin and let you know: Yes, you can switch back and forth between the two modes as needs be. (put in a few stair-steps, switch to ‘ramp’ draw in some slopes, switch back to ‘jump’ and add more ‘stairs’.
Finally, you can also play with ‘Automatic’ mode (wherein CB tries to guess what you want and react accordingly. Which seems to work fairly well actually).
Hope this helps!
If you look at the beginning of this forum, there’s a link to an advanced CB6 video from Streamworks. It has a lot more detail about these sorts of things. FWIW