Originally Posted by norbury brook
but my response to that would be how would you do that on a $500,000 neve or SSL without sending to a VCA or group, that's what groups/VCA's are designed for and as a DAW user I work the same way hence the requests for VCA's. I can't imagine having 12 BV tracks in a project NOT going to a group,seems a crazy way of working to have all separate tracks but just linking them! then again I still see people putting reverbs as inserts on all channels that need them
As i said previously people work in very different ways, I've been doing this 30 years and came up through a 'traditional' way of tape and console so approached the DAW in a similar fashion, if i were just starting and had never used tape and a console I'm sure my DAW usage would be very different
I'm not on a Neve or SSL.
If you have mixed extensively on Logic you'd know where I was coming from.
Take for example drums - personally I never bus drums I always run them direct to the main bus and add sweetening on a channel by channel basis.
Now if you want to bring up a hit for 1 beat - in Logic you just pick one of your 16 drum channels pull up the automation for that moment and all the other drum channels follow the edit - it's very liberating way to edit automation.
And it's definitely missing in Cubase for me.
Now I too came up mixing on boards I've been at this for 30 years!
But I'm on DAW's now - so I work in a different way.
YMMV - but that doesn't take away from my desire for linked automation and VCA style groups in Cubase :-)