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If, once you have done the Clip Audio Volume Keyframing, but then want global adjustments over the entire Track (can be static, or dynamic, changing over time), you can use the Audio Mixer to apply Track Keyframes.
I ended up using that, or for whole clip adjustments I resorted to the "Audio Gain" quick menu choice. But being a somewhat visual animal I really like the visual feedback of the changing shape of the rubberband profile. And while I can do it keyframe by keyframe, there are times when I like to move a bunch of them at once. Maybe I'm just sloppy or lazy. Anyway, thanks for the feedback!
BTW one thing I do like (in PP) is that when I do make a whole clip adjustment via the Audio Gain menu I see it reflected in the waveform on the timeline. It always bugged me that FCP never reflected the audio changes I made, visually in the waveform (I tend to use a lot of audio compression etc) - no visual confirmation.
While the Rt-click>Audio Gain can often give good results, I try to keep all of my adjustments in the Volume, rather than the Gain.
However, in the end, it's about getting the Project out of the door, and if your ears (and those of the client), have no problem with the Gain adjustment, then it works. It's just another tool in the process, though one of the last that I reach for.
Thanks for reporting what worked for you. If you are doing much Audio work, I would spend some time with the Audio Mixer, and learn its Sends, etc., and also the pluses and minuses of making adjustments with it. Once you know the differences between Clip Volume Keyframes, and Track Volume Keyframes, you will have unlocked the "force."
Is it not possible to select multiple audio keyframes and then adjust them all up or down at once?
No. But you can right click on a clip and adjust it's gain, which will have a similar effect. (The volume for the entire clip will change.)
CS.5.5 has finally reversed the selection settings so you don't Ctrl click with the Pen to make Keyframes. It is just a click. So Ctrl click with Pen tool or use the Selection tool to move\adjust Keyframe values.
Good idea Bill. Looks like it's time for another paradigm shift. Thanks again.
And thanks to everyone else for setting me straight.