Ableton Live supports the ability to use a multi-channel MIDI input (from a MIDI controller or other external MIDI device) to control different channels in a single multi-timbral plug-in, such as wavestate native.
To do so, Live requires that multi-channel MIDI be routed in a particular way:
- Create an instance of wavestate native. On the wavestate native Setup page, for each Layer (A-D), turn off “Use Global MIDI Ch.” and then select the desired MIDI input channel (for example, 1-4).
- On the wavestate native track in Live, set MIDI From to No Input. This means that it will only receive MIDI from the MIDI Tracks, as set up below.
- Create four MIDI tracks in Live - one for each input and output channel.
- For each of the MIDI tracks, set the MIDI From device to your MIDI controller, and the MIDI From channel to the successive input channels (for example, 1-4).
- Also for each of the MIDI tracks, set the MIDI To device to wavestate native, and the MIDI To channel to the successive wavestate Layers (for example, 1-4).
Now, MIDI channels 1-4 from your MIDI controller are routed to MIDI channels 1-4 on wavestate native.
These instructions were written for and verified with Ableton Live 11, but may also apply to other versions of Live.