|From [JAZ] on 19.05.2015, 20:17:
Hello and welcome.
About VST automation, I think I've never fully understood the concept, but I guess that you mean that the plugin sends MIDI messages to the host when the parameter changes.
Psycle does not support receiving MIDI from VSTs (neither routing MIDI).
VSTs offer another method telling the host that a parameter has changed, which Psycle supports. Basically, when parameters are changed by the user on a VST's window, the plugin notifies the Host which parameter and value is being set.
Then, Psycle records this into Psycle as tweaks, which is Psycle's way to tell a machine to change the value of a parameter.
In order for parameters to be recorded, you need to be in record mode (as you said you were), but also to have the "Record tweaks" checkbox enabled, which is under the sequence, and also be in the pattern editor.
If Psycle is playing (i.e. the play position is moving), these changes will get recorded accordingly.
(Realtime recording capabilities of Psycle are not the best, but I think there is still room for improvement).
<[JAZ]> Pa pi pa pa pa pi pa.... ;·D