I finally bumped up against the lack of sample-accurate automation (in general, and at various audio buffer settings).
It was further complicated with lack of proper Bezier curve creation.
I needed precise automation on a steady sub bass channel. Essentially, turning it into almost a tuned kick drum.
Cableguys’ Volume Shaper 4, to the rescue.
I had to stack and automate them, but the automation was only during pattern changes.
In many ways, it’s not ideal, but in other ways, has some unexpected side benefits. Like, controlling the amount of the effect with the mix knob.
If anyone else has any tips, workflows, rewire integrations, or 3rd party plugins to share, to work around this shortcoming in Cubase, it’d be of great interest to me (and perhaps others). Please do tell.