Some workarounds to get some of the things people have addressed in this thread…
First, don’t forget that MIDI Tracks have up to 4 Aux Sends. That’ll let you get a single CC event into multiple plugins, and you can have transformers in the effect slot for ‘variations’.
A another trick I 've discovered to do some interesting automation of stuff in Cubase…
Load up something like loopMIDI and make some ports dedicated to communicating with Remote Maps from Cubase tracks.
Make “Generic Remote” maps that listen to these virtual MIDI ports. You can also ‘duplicate’ remote maps that are currently listening live to a device…One listening to the actual MIDI remote controller, and a second copy listening to one of your Virtual loopback ports. That way you can record/edit actual MIDI tracks of your remote control events, and later play them back by pointing them to the looped version of your remote map(s).
Now one can get to, and automate a bunch of DAW controls that aren’t in the automation lanes through the Generic Mixer Maps directly from Cubase MIDI tracks.
Just as an example, there’s not an Automation lane to arm and disarm tracks; however, this can be done through remote mixer maps. I actually use this method to emulate organ stops/ranks using MPC pads. Tap a pad and it lights up, the track it is assigned to is active and records/plays, tap the pad again, the light goes out and the track disarms.
By looping a MIDI track into a Generic Remote map I can also set up a simple MIDI track to arm and disarm tracks from within the sequence. There’s quite a bit those Remote Maps can do inside Cubase that should be, but aren’t included in the list of VST automation lanes (including run macros and logic editors).
This approach could also help give virtually unlimited ‘quick controls’ to almost anything in Cubase.
In principal these Remote Maps may seem like they’re just there to set up a hard core digital Mixing Console with motorized faders and all that are typically ‘parked’ to do one simple thing, but the truth is you can bust these sorts of Maps out for all kinds of useful and creative purposes…even if all you’re using is a Wind Jammer. They’ve got the potential to be uber powerful for the EDM composer or ‘live DJ who’s into beat-meshing and the like’.