aMUSEd wrote: automation ID setup for it, presumably by NI or the sound designer. I very much doubt they did that after they made all those patches as that would be a waste of time, so I'm guessing there is some way to make it part of the process of building the gui script. On the other hand if I open up Sonic Couture's Geosonics, which has hundreds of patches with a more complex GUI, not one has automation ID's. They should not be leaving things like that to the end user.
I disagree completely and Geosonics is the perfect example of why I do. That is an EXTREMELY deep library with patches that vary widely from one another, it's very complex and I don't want any decision made for me. Some of it I want a lot of control of. I have certain CC numbers in mind I'm consistent with, I have a workflow as far as establishing controller lanes in Cubase and I would be changing too many things. For instance Tonehammer has CC numbers someone there likes; I adapted to certain of it as a timesaver but I don't want to have this guy's preferred numbering and then that one's in the next library to be concerned with.