Midi data output from vst knob movement

When operating a knob on a VST effect or VSTi instrument I notice there isn’t any activity in the midi output indicator at the bottom right of the screen. That is too bad since I have a hardware controller that is waiting for a message to come in so it can “learn” and bind a knob to the knob on the VST effect. How can I make that MIDI data get output from Cubase? Note: I have Cubase 11 Elements. If this is a function that is disabled in Elements, does it work in Artist?