I read another thread somewhat considering this issue and I wanted to start a whole new thread since this is bugging me in Cubase the MOST; That is:
How to adjust the gain of all the audio tracks simultaneously regardless if there is automation present or not??
You tell me that. I have found no way. I guess you can use the Automation Panel but I have been too lazy to even learn to use it properly. So if you can use that, then it’s okey but someone said on the other thread that you use AP to “all tracks with automation”. That’s just it. I don’t want to check every single track whether it has volume automation or not - I want to be able to set the volume on ALL AUDIO TRACKS IN ONE GO. Whether there is vol automation present or not.
I find this very disturbing thing in Cubase. I have started now the new projects by first lowering the volume of each track to -12dB before I do anything else. But STILL I seem to get to the point where the master volume tops 0dB.
Could the input gain knob of the master track be used to adjust that? I would guess so. Or does it STILL mean that at some point the sum of all the tracks would still produce distortion? I mean if any single track is not producing distortion but the sum of all the tracks do, then does the master track input gain provide the solution? Or will the sound get distorted at some point of the prosessing line? Repeating myself, sorry…
Anyway, I have mentioned this before. There once was a tiny audio software named SAWPLUS32 where you had the button named “OFFSET” beside each and every audio track. When that OFFSET button was down (activated) one could easily adjust the overall volume of the track regardless of if there was any automation present or not. Now that is a feature that I would love. And yes, there is probably a way of doing it with Automation Panel but again - I’m too lazy to go and learn it. I just hate reading manuals. So if someone could write the instructions here in the forum I would read it with pleasure, however