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ioStation 24c : Using your ioStation as a DAW Controller with Ableton Live

Updated June 23 2021 


PLEASE NOTE:  Please ensure that you have downloaded & installed Universal Control onto your computer.


By default, the ioStation 24c is in Studio One operation mode. To switch to Ableton Live operation, press and hold the NEXT button while powering on your ioStation 24c, then press the Arm button to enable Live (MCU) operation.


Once you have connected your ioStation 24c to your computer, launch Live to set up the ioStation 24c as a Mackie Control Universal device.


1. Go to Live>Preferences


2. Choose the Link MIDI tab and set Control Surface 1 to Mackie Control and the Input and Output to “ioStation 24c.”


3. Make sure that Track, Sync, and Remote are all enabled for both the Input and the Output of “MackieControl.”



4. Select MIDI Port Setup and make sure that “In All MIDI” box is unchecked and then click “OK.”


Your ioStation 24c is now ready to use. Enjoy!



Please contact PreSonus Technical Support by creating a Support Ticket at for further assistance.

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