Global automation assignment to perf. knobs?

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Dartelec
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Re: Global automation assignment to perf. knobs?

Post by Dartelec » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:11 pm

This sounds a good suggestion - Thanks!

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SimonOR
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Re: Global automation assignment to perf. knobs?

Post by SimonOR » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:09 am

Have there been any further developments about this? I've just discovered that I have the same problem in Cubase. As Darkstar summed up:
DarkStar wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:53 pm
(a) MIDI CC mapping for Performance knobs is saved globally
(b) MIDI CC Mapping for module controls
(c) DAW Automation (mapping to plug-in parameters) for Performance knobs and module controls is saved in the Preset.
For me, the desired behaviour for (c) DAW automation for Perform knobs is to be saved globally, as with (a).
Cherry Garcia wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:06 pm
DarkStar,

Ok that makes sense. I will add this as a feature enhancement/bug. Thanks again for your help.
Cherry Garcia, you noted the problem 14 months ago. If this is a bug report, I'd be glad to send further video proof, if that would help. Irrespective of whether this is a bug or a feature request, it would be great if it could be given some priority.

My use case in Cubase is rather different to what Dartelec initially reported for Bitwig. Instead of automation parameter assignment, I could indeed use MIDI CCs mapped globally to the Perform knobs. But there is a problem:

My requirement is to map four expression pedals to the first four Perform knobs, and four hardware knobs to the second four Perform knobs. If I manipulate two Perform knobs simultaneously via MIDI, which is physically very easy and a lot of fun to do with expression pedals, I will eventually get a MIDI stuck note. This problem is not specific to Voltage Modular. I get it with any instrument plugin in Cubase, for example with the Macro knobs that are the equivalents in many conventional software synthesizers of the Perform knobs in Voltage modular.

The solution in Cubase is to map the MIDI CCs coming into the DAW from the expression pedals (and any other hardware controllers) to plugin automation parameters and use those automation parameters instead of MIDI to control the required plugin controls, in this case, Virtual Modular's Perform knobs. (Cubase has a facility called Quick Controls to configure all of this.) With this method, I never get MIDI stuck notes.

So it would be very convenient for me to be able to save Perform knob automation assignments globally instead of having to configure them separately for each preset.

Simon

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