If you observe what is happening with a midi monitor you can see that CC's with artid's do in fact send the corresponding keyswitch from the artset output section. The reason your notes still sound ok is because when the next note comes through another keyswitch is sent to switch the instrument back again. As you have pointed out, it seems to sound fine for you, but there is a lot of needless keyswitching happening, which doesn't seem to bother you, but does bother some others, including myself. And in some cases, such as the other recent poster, could result in problems with the instrument as well. For example if you are using a Program Change to actually change presets in the instrument, then the CC switches would change the sound currently playing, etc.. Could be other situations where it be wonky. Yep I agree. Or just have it so that if you turn off the orange MIDI REMOTE button, then it should disable the defaulting of anything, but right now even with that orange button in the off position, you still get forced artid to every event. Or just at least give us an option to set the articulation control on the plugin window to "-". definitely.