I am really keen on the VST expression protocol that Steinberg introduced in Cubase 5.
I love the way it works and I find it much more intuitive that inserting keyswitches in the Key Editor.
VST expression 2 takes things even further. I can see a lot of potential in the new protocol.
However, I am reallly concerned about its future and longevity.
Its been here since Cubase 5, however, very few VST instruments developers have adopted/supported it. I remember I downloaded some maps from VSL who used to support it in the beginning, but now I cannot find anything on their website.
Eastwest seem to have neglected it completely.
Native instruments too.
Spectrasonics as well.
VST expression 2 is not a mere keyswitch convenience but it also adds a lot of features.
Still there is dead silence from any plugin developer. I have yet to find a non-Steinberg VST instrument supporting VST expression 2.
What is the plan? Is VST expression just a bubble , meaning that it is going to become obsolete? There is no point in advertising this feature of the program if there is literally no support from any third party developer. What are your thoughts? I believe that Steinberg should be more “aggresive” sometimes in supporting their new protocols, especially if they are good. I would not like to see VST expression 2 fade away , but I must admit that I haven’t used it not even once because it is just limited tp Halionsonic/Halion4 instruments only. And the instruments that I really need it for do not support it.
Just a thought. Would like to read your own views on this guys!