I can't speak for an external controller, but it does animate them if you use things like LFOs.FX8-edit doesn't animate the knobs anymore when they're attached to a controller?
example1 : my wah block is controlled by footswitch 1. fx8 doesn't show the knob turning back and forth as i move the pedal any more.
example2: i'm controlling the output level of a compressor block with the scene 1 controller. when i switch scenes, and the output level should change, no change is reflected in either the knob or the display above the knob
is this related to the sysex midi-out fix for midi controlled amps?