yeah, but it’s not possible for the pitchbend parameter, only for CC’s (ie. it’s not available for only the most common and useful parameter…).
you can write a transformer (midi plugin) patch that will convert and arbitrary MIDI CC # into pitchbend data in realtime, and then write project automation lane for that selected CC, but it’s not working great especially when looping a section (it doesn’t ‘chase’ so you need to input extra automation events everywhere so the correct data is always being sent out to the VSTi you’re controlling).
Here’s my PitchBend.txt file. You can put this in %APPDATA%\Steinberg\Cubase 7.5_64\Scripts\Trackmixer and then add a Track Control plugin and it should be in the selector at the top, called Pitch. If all’s working then you get two controls, Bend and Touch. You can then go and control these two values with an automation lane.
The Touch value works at full resolution of 0-127 but the Bend only works on the MSB value 0=127 so it’s quite coarse. Adequate for 1 tone bends but maybe not slow bends or large tonal bends (well, try it and see how it works!). PitchBend.zip (663 Bytes)
LOL, my file dates from 2009! I expect I stumbled across it largely by accident and repurposed it… So, the Track Control plugin is a MIDI plugin which makes faders send midi values. It is programmed by scripts placed in the TrackMixer folder. Steinberg provide default scripts which control various General MIDI functions (e.g. reverb send), but also give enough info to understand how to create your own script - there’s no manual! The important thing is that you can automate the faders and I realised that I could write a script to control pitch bend and aftertouch and therefore automate those too. At the time I really needed smooth lines and easy node editing to compose and edit quickly. Way better than drawing in the MIDI Editor controller lanes! I was also using it to automate Juno106 filter/resonance sweeps which can only be controlled via SYSEX MIDI messages.
I dug it out just now and it all still works in the latest Cubase although the plugin looks a bit different.
But it’d be great to have native automation of course, 6 years since this thread started and 11 years since I started using this plugin