rghvdberg wrote:First : Is it possible to assign an arbitrary midi CC to the automation line ?
yes. but those are different, separated concepts, but related though.
a. you can assign an arbitrary MIDI controller to some subject or parameter, say for instance, a MIDI track volume slider/fader. (cf. r-click menu/MIDI Controller...)
b. you can set automation curve to the same subject or parameter (cf. r-click or "A" track button drop-down menu/Automation).
c. assigned MIDI controllers are or should NOT be part of the performance MIDI sequence (the MIDI clip); nor is automation curve data, although this is stored in session track data as a MIDI track file, but don't confuse it with the MIDI clip.
As at the moment it doesn't seem so I have to edit the CC messages in the midi editor.
A while ago I accidentally managed to draw a line and the CC messages (or velocity) would line up / follow this line, so I could make a smooth transition, but now I can't reproduce this behaviour.
I tried every key/mouse combination I could think off.
the MIDI events or messages you edit on the MIDI editor are MIDI sequence performance data, not MIDI controller data nor automation data, although it was once called "poor's man automation" which were the times before TYOQA
re. drawing velocity/values on MIDI editor bottom pane:
a. take care of Edit/Select Mode/Edit On and Draw alternate modes (the buttons with that pencil icon on top toolbar);
b. when Edit/Select Mode/Edit Draw is ON, you can "draw" free-hand new events and values around; for the current selected events, the velocities/values are adjusted to the free-hand drawing.
c. when Edit/Select Mode/Edit Draw is OFF, you can enter one new event and value per move; for the current selected events, the velocities/values are adjusted onto a straight line going through mouse-click and drag positions.