some very common features I am still missing, especially regarding the automation of VSTs/AUs.
So here are some suggestions:
1. “Record Automation” toggle in instrument popup
A checkbox next to “keyboard enabled” called “Record Automation” in the instruments popup window. With it enabled, all movement of any slider/knob directly in the gui will be recorded in the automation graph. If there is still a instrument automation meta device missing, it will be added automatically on first movement of the choosen slider/knob. So the user doesn’t have to dive into the very technical details of the vst’s parameter names etc.
If “Record automation” is disabled, nothing will be recorded or added of course.
2. Default presets per vst/au for the instrument automation meta device/midi control device
The instrument automation meta device/midi control device already have the ability to save and load presets. But it would be imo a lot cooler and a much more simple workflow, if these two meta devices would have default presets per vst instrument.
So, if I plugin in one of these meta devices and choose a vst to automate, the meta device will check for a default preset for that vst. So I don’t have to select the parameters manually again and again (or load a dsp chain all the time).