First off I just want to say I love AP - I got it with the Komplete 4 update, wasn't really expecting much but was very pleasantly surprised by the quality & playability- hats off to NI for that! BUT what is the story with automation? Has no-one noticed this? I came to the forum expecting there to be hysteria, people foaming at the mouth and restraining orders being issued but there hasn't been one post pointing out the fact that Akoustik Piano CANNOT BE AUTOMATED WITHIN A VST HOST! I use the NI Kore solution and was shocked to find that Kore has no control whatsoever over Akoustik Piano. There's no point in having Kore presets for AP if they open up as blank pages. This is no fault of Kore or the creators of its presets, but it's due to the fact that AP just isn't open to VST control. I know there's midi control, but that's a poor substitute. NI pleeease bring Akoustik Piano up to date!