MIDI channels in Independence in MAGIX VST Plug-ins (English) Posted April 29, 2018 · Report reply AFAIK, VST is limited to 16 Midi Channels, only VST3 can handle more than 16 Midi Channels, but I don't see how this is fully supported in SAM Pro X 3. I tried VST3 plugins with another DAW and could use more than 16 midi channels per instance. I also think, that Independence is not a VST3 plugin anyways. The standalone version of Independence can handle up to 32 midi ports, each with 16 channels. Cheers, T.