Yeah, DAW plugin automation isnt there yet, but you could get very creative with midi automation. It really is a lot of fun and considering you can spread algorithms across series and parallel paths you can do a lot of really creative stuff. Currently, you cant route between the 4 blocks internally (I understand there will be a SW update for that), but I get around that by connecting the digital I/O and then route thru the matrix. This opens up the depth of what you can do. Anyway, I love this thing.