Just looking at automation for the first time (in Dorico; used it previously in Sonar). I’m working with the Kontakt symphony series, trying to discover whether I can control the repetition/arpeggio features.
Now, when I look at the CC list in Dorico/Play, I notice asterisks against some CC numbers, and these differ between the various instruments I have patched. First question then: does Dorico poll these instruments for a response?
Second, when I right-click certain spots on the Kontakt interface, I get “learn MIDI CC automation”. This seems to be software-independent, meaning that I also see this in Cubase or Sonar. What, then, is doing the learning, and how? I can’t find any documentation.
I selected this for solo flute/ attack, moved the slider, and on re-selecting found that it had apparently assigned CC#74. I drew a curve for CC#74 in Dorico, and played back; nothing happened. I cleared it, re-selected ‘learn’ (without moving anything) and re-started the playback. On re-selecting I found that it had responded to my CC#74 curve by ‘learning’ CC#64!