Which is better and why? Is it better to record your CC7 data as a part of the midi track or as automation data in Cubase?

Please forgive me if this question has already been answered elsewhere.

There’s no “better or worse” :wink:… It really is a question of user preference. If you move MIDI Parts around a lot, or do a lot of controller editing, you might prefer to have your CCs inside the Part, but if you like to control MIDI volume via faders, you’d probably prefer to use the Automation Lanes, because that would behave the same as when automating Audio tracks, and you might prefer the “cleaner” look of the automation curves.
Just my 2€ :wink: