CME WIDI Ableton Keystrokes

I’ve connected the MC8 to my Mac through WIDI Master and I can send CC to Live (e.g., launch), but I cannot send keystrokes (e.g., up, down). Should this work?

It works fine over USB.

Keystrokes is a different protocol/interface that can be sent only via USB. The WIDI Master only sends MIDI.

Ah, I thought that might be the case. Thanks. OTH, I don’t think midi clock from Ableton travels along to other devices using USB.

Yes it does - are you referring to the MC8 connected to your Mac? If you turn on Cross MIDI Thru, and turn off Ignore MIDI Clock in the controller settings, it should get transmitted out to the DIN MIDI And Omniports.