Why is "Reduce Automation Events" not part of Cubase?

Following on from the thread at https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=89952, this mistake still exists in the manual. This function is referenced at https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro_artist/v9/en/cubase_nuendo/topics/automation/automation_automation_preferences_r.html

What I don’t understand is why this is a Nuendo specific piece of functionality. AS a music producer, this is something that is often necessary, particularly when importing MIDI with automation or wanting to further simplify drawn automation in the project.

Am I the only one that really needs this functionality in Cubase Pro?

In Cubase it’s always “on”, so what’s missing is a discreet command to invoke it, not the reduction feature itself.

The manual error is fixed for Cubase 10. https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro_artist/v10/en/cubase_nuendo/topics/automation/automation_automation_preferences_r.html

Thanks for the reply. The issue I faced yesterday was when importing some automation from a project in Logic Pro X. I had no way to take the existing automation and reduce the automation points there. It’s a bummer that we don’t have this function in Cubase really.

By what means did you import automation from Logic?

I am converting a project from Logic Pro to Cubase, and I converted plugin automation to CC automation, exported a MIDI file in Logic, imported the MIDI in Cubase and then converted the CC back to plugin automation. However, I have no way o reduce its complexity. With hosts like Logic, the pen tool can create a huge number of points.

This can also happen with regular MIDI CC movements imported from a MIDI file, there’s no way to easily reduce all the points in such a case in Cubase.

It’s obviously not a deal breaker or the biggest issue, but I just think it’s a shame to make it a Nuendo specific feature when it is very helpful for music production in Cubase too.

MIDI>Functions>Thin Out Data

Thanks! I’ll give that a shot.