Native Instruments NSP standard for allowing plugins and plugin libraries to support the NI KOMPLETE KONTROL series of hardware controllers is getting wide useage. However they cannot be used for plugins that are being hosted remotely in plugin servers like Vienna Ensemble Pro that are connected to a DAW like Cubase.
If the plugin server like Vienna Ensemble Pro. were able to host VST3 plugins - AND… a modified VST API were able to provide support for hardware controllers like KOMPLETE KONTROL to manage plugins remotely over the network as well as locally in the DAW ( as is currently the case ) then this would make the workflow for composers who use many instances of plugin servers - typically Vienna Ensemble - able to make use of KOMPLETE KONTROL. for those orchestral samples etc- as well as plugins hosted in the DAW itself ( as is the case now ).