Setting up your LUMI Keys Studio Edition with Ableton Live 11 is pretty straightforward, and since Live 11 is built for MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression), you can take full advantage of the expressive capabilities of LUMI and MPE software instruments like ROLI Studio Player.
Watch the video for a quick guide, or read below for the steps.
1. Connect your LUMI to your computer using a USB cable or Bluetooth (Mac only).
2. Open ROLI Dashboard and select 'MPE' as the MIDI mode.
To use pitch-bending and aftertouch on your LUMI, make sure that the Active Mode has 'Enable Pitch Bend' and 'Enable Pressure' ticked, as shown for Mode 1 below.
3. Launch Ableton Live 11 and open Preferences > MIDI.
4. In the MIDI Ports section, make sure that In: LUMI Keys BLOCK has both 'Track' and 'MPE' ticked.
5. Create a new MIDI track in Ableton Live 11 and select your preferred MPE-ready virtual instrument - such as ROLI Studio Player.
6. Right-click the plugin panel and select 'Enable MPE Mode'
7. Open the plugin and select a preset from the MPE category
Arm the MIDI track for recording and start playing your LUMI. You should hear the sound of your selected virtual instrument and have full 5D touch expression.
With these simple steps, you can set up your LUMI Keys Studio Edition with Ableton Live 11 and start using MPE to create expressive and dynamic music. If you encounter any issues, be sure to contact the Support Team for further assistance. Happy music-making!