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With a comprehensive automation toolset, Cubase Pro lets you fix some things in your mix you probably should have got right beforehand!With a comprehensive automation toolset, Cubase Pro lets you fix some things in your mix you probably should have got right beforehand!
Cubase now offers powerful control over parameter automation, including a number of useful editing options.
While creating a rough mix with a first pass at automation of levels/pan is generally quite a straightforward affair in Cubase, refining that rough ‘n’ ready automation data to take you towards what can be an all–too–illusive ‘finished mix’ typically requires much more skill and effort. Fortunately, Cubase’s automation system boasts a number of tools that can help.
Before considering the various automation editing options, there’s one thing that’s well worth noting: for some parameters (for example, volume/level), automation data can actually be recorded at track level (in Automation Lanes) or at event level (within a specific MIDI or audio event). You can tie yourself in automation knots if you are not careful so, however, you choose to manage your automation data, a consistent approach is a good idea. Personally, I like to stick with just the Automation Lane system, but your own mileage may vary.
Published in SOS March 2016