Does Live limit the number of VST plugin output channels you can access?

I'm running 64-bit Windows with 64-bit Live 9, but I've seen this same behavior in Live 8. It appears that Live only lets you access a maximum of 16 total output channels from a multi-output VST plugin, even if the plugin is capable of exporting more.

For example, Kontakt 5 exports up to 64 channels (12 stereo pairs, 40 mono channels). However, when I'm doing multi-output setup in Live, I appear to only be able to access 28 channels total (12 stereo pairs + 4 mono). The Audio To menu doesn't seem to let me select anything beyond that. There is no scroll bar in the Audio To list, and using arrow keys to move down the list just rolls you back up to the top of the list if you try to go past the last entry in the list.

Is this a hard limit of Live, or is there a way to work around it?

Note: it's not just Kontakt- I've seen the same behavior with UVI Workstation, which exports 17 stereo pairs, but Live only lets me access the first 16.


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  • mdefiore
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    What's the deal with this??? I'm having the same problems too in live 9.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • bleblans
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    I have the same issue with Kontakt player 5: it has 16 outs + 4aux but I only het 4 aux and 12 channels in live ...

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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