So, the tempo slider which i consider to be one of the most expressive functions of the Laboratory has no affect in vst mode. That is to say, moving the tempo slider on the controller also moves it on the laboratory vst synth but doesn't affect the sound at all.
Also, the mod wheel mysteriously performs no function on most sounds in VST mode however in stand alone both the tempo and mod functions work perfectly as intended. Any help or insight is much appreciated. Thanks