Not sure if you've worked it out yet but indeed it works.
Need to go to 'Utilities' and set 'BASE CHANNEL' and 'PGM CHANGE Tx/Rx'. The Midi channel associated with CC's or Note ons within a channel is just 'local' to the channel. Also make sure that your MP is listening to the correct Midi connection (USB or DIN); default is likely global or both.
Just because the Midi light is flashing doesn't mean the commands/notes are being interpreted (though it's a step in the right direction!)
Am using a Novation MKII SL but am sure any controller will work.
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