I was very exited about this “improvement” when I heard it gonna exist in Cubase 8.5 Pro (only ‘pro’, kinda greedy). I had LE and this feature was a big reason to make an Upgrade.
What I have now is a useless feature that add near nothing. In previous version of automation in Cubase you couldn’t move fader if there were any automation on fader/rotary/button, now you can move it but it is kinda pointless. If you stop the playback, fader jumps into automated position of last Terminator. I guess Terminator should TERMINATE autimation influence.
If you really want to know how this feature should work, get Propellerhead Reason 5 from 2010 and get it.
To me it is an obvious bug. Fader should stay where I left it at Virgin Territory. After stop too. That’s the point.
So in Cubase9 I still need to use an old days hack and use Gain VST to control my levels and have Mixer Volume Fader free, to adjust the balance, etc.
Win 7 64
How to recreate: create an automation for volume and see that you don’t have any control of if anymore, go and edit automation if you need some changes, even while mixing stuff.