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3. New automation tricks in Cubase 9.5
1 At long last, with version 9.5, Cubase’s automation curves get Bezier control. No longer restricted to linear movements, parameter changes can now be easily customised to follow whatever curve you like. And that’s the just the start of the new automation features…
2 We’ll click the downward arrow in the track header to open the track automation. By default, it’s honed in on track volume. That’s fine for our needs. We’ll draw a couple of nodes in. A round handle appears between our nodes. This can be used to adjust the curve.
3 You can make all sorts of curves using this one handle. Experiment by dragging it left, right, up down to create different shapes. Note that there is also a little diamond-shaped handle at the top of the track and between the nodes we created. We can use that handle to drag the whole curve. Very useful!
4 Now for our favourite new automation feature: use the mouse to draw around and select our created automation actions. The selected area will become ‘greyed out’. Now we can use the mouse to grab it and move it around the track as we like. Better yet, the selected area can be copied and pasted wherever you like!