I know when I’ve asked before that the response is “Why would you want to send a Command message to a controller?” and if that’s what I was using GR for, I would agree. The fact is, GR has the potential to do so much more if only Steinberg would complete its implementation.
Sure, I can add a Command (e.g. Add audio track) and I can set the Receive and Transmit flags, but only the Receive functionality works. It makes sense, too - press a programmable function button on your controller and add a new audio track, but I want to send that message via the Transmit flag as well as receive it. This simple addition to the way GR works would mean so much to my PhD research and give Cubase/Nuendo a headstart on real-time remote DAW collaboration and control over the Internet, since I’ve only focused on Cubase in my research and ignored all other DAWs.
If you are wondering what my research is about, I’ve got a technical paper on my work that’s just been approved for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society - I’ll update this post when I get a publication date if there’s any interest from the Forum.
In a post-COVID world, working remotely is more important than ever. Steinberg could really corner the market with VST Connect, VST Transit, and what I’ve got in store…