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Chapter 16. Automating a Mix > Mixer Automation Modes

Mixer Automation Modes

Not every setup or individual will write automation in the same way. Because of this, Cubase writes automation from the mixer in five different modes, which you can select in the Automation Mode pop-up menu in the Project window (Figure 16.7). Here is an explanation of each mode, with a few suggestions for using each one:

  • Touch Fader mode will start writing automation when you click a control, and it will stop writing when you release the mouse. Touch Fader is usually the best mode for writing automation when using the mouse and the Cubase mixer.

  • Autolatch mode will start writing automation when you click a control, and it will continue writing automation until you deactivate it manually or stop the transport. You need to use Autolatch if you're using one of the supported external controllers for Cubase, such as a Steinberg Houston controller, a MIDI fader box, or an external digital mixer that can send MIDI. You should also use Autolatch when you want to write over a large amount of previous automation.

  • X-Over mode works like Autolatch mode, except that when you cross a line of previously written automation, writing is turned off. This mode is great for making small tweaks on previously written automation that is not quite as you want it to be.

  • Overwrite is used for volume automation only. It works like Autolatch mode, but instead of writing automation only when the fader is touched, in Overwrite mode new automation is written from where playback starts to where it stops. This is useful if you don't like the previous automation and want to start over completely.

  • Trim is also a volume-only mode. In Trim mode, the channel fader becomes a relative volume control. All automation moves remain intact, but moving the fader up or down raises or lowers the volume of all recorded automation.


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