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How can I prevent my MIDI controller to be automatically configured as Control Surface?

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Since Live 9, MIDI controllers which are natively supported in Live are configured as Control Surfaces automatically as soon as they are connected to a computer where Live is running.

It is however possible to prevent this to happen: to do so, open Live's Preferences panel and click on the MIDI/Sync tab.

Here please set the Control Surface menu to "None" while leaving the device's ports selected in the Input and Output drop down menu.


For more help setting up your MIDI controllers, please refer to our guide on how to configure MIDI ports in Live.

Related topics: MIDI Setup