Recording cc11

Ok so I know that I can use automation via quick controls and use my MIDI keyboard’s knob for cc11 but I would rather implement it directly into the MIDI track.

How can I simply record the expression (cc11) in the track using a knob or even MOD wheel? I feel like there is an easy solution to this that I am missing, yes?


Ok I just used my MIDI keyboard to assign it anyway so nevermind.