Logic Studio apps Mainstage: Expression and CC#11

#1
1. Is the "Expression" control (responding to CC#11) on the channelstrips meant for controlling volume solely? Find it a bit strange, why two volume controls?

2. Can it be removed somehow? I have a plugin which correspond to CC#11 but because of the expression control it never reaches the plugin.
 
#2
1) No, and yes it is a bit strange having (by default) two volume controls on a channel strip.

2) Yes. You can break the mapping in Layout mode by going to MIDI thru and select Do Not Pass Thru. Alternately/additionally, you can re-map the control in Edit mode
 
#3
2) Yes. You can break the mapping in Layout mode by going to MIDI thru and select Do Not Pass Thru. Alternately/additionally, you can re-map the control in Edit mode
Ah yes, but that won't pass cc#11 to my plugin.
So I guess the only way is to use a controller assignment for that parameter?
 
#5
No, I'd rather have a clean midi-cc chain directly to the plugin. That way I can put any plug in on any channel I want without any further adjustments. No screen controls needed. Of course that only works with plugins that respond to CC directly.

Anyway, it seems I'll have to map CC#11. I can live with that. Just wanted to make sure.
 
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