• Larose

    Great way to use this technique with push! =D

  • Macario Sm

    Thanks Zach, really helpful advice!

  • DrunkenMaster2

    I’m trying to download the project file (after registration).
    It redirects me to my downloads page but the project isn’t there.
    ?

    Thanks.

  • Jacob Hunter Gagnon

    Does this work with the newest ableton? I’m having a hard time mapping my knob to control the instrument rack….

  • Flore

    it’s weird, i can’t dowload the ableton file…. :(
    am i the only one ?

  • http://twitter.com/LucasNSalazar LucasNSalazar

    Im really wondering what the device behind the MIDI fighter pro is. It looks to me like a dedicated macro controller. Even if it’s not and I’m off, I would still like to know what its name is, and any info about it I can get. Thanks. Hope somebody can help me out.

  • casper

    why i cant download this pack ?

  • JFlashE

    Used a one button trick in my official entry to the Zedd – Clarity Remix Contest ————–> http://remix.zedd.net/tracks/1095

  • St.Graves

    I liked this alot. Hes got a good way of teachingS

  • ILL TROOPER

    You’re the man, Zach

  • joe

    The pack that was released in April. The midi fighter 3d competition pack. Can i please have the password for this pack

  • http://www.facebook.com/kilian.popov Kilian Kerner

    How the hell did you get your keyboard to act as a strobe? :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/kilian.popov Kilian Kerner

    How the hell did you get your keyboard to act as a strobe? :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Reynolds/748309866 Grant Reynolds

    very helpful, im actually gonna start using the drumrack alot more in my sets now thanks to you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jordan-Meinecke/1056060075 Jordan Meinecke

    The one knob midifighter fader mashup? Looks awesome wonder how much it’ll be.

  • moti

    Is it just the video, or is your keyboard blinking along the BPM?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Xawesomeness Xawesm Jimenez

    Ok just saying, I said “One knob to rule them all” for the contest, and its used in the next post lol. I think that phrase sounds like a winner to me lol.

  • Arend

    In a fair and merit-based music world, Mad Zach would have almost unlimited fame and success. Every video he drops is a gem of serious skill and insight. Thanks and keep em coming.

  • Anonymous

    Great concept, useful examples, solid presentation. Bravo!

  • Sambo

    Please tell me the murder rack is available for purchase/download somewhere, because that would sound FAT in a remix deck

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6703269 Nils Lobie Weedøn

    I prefer to switch between instruments using the Chain Selector – it makes it so you can still hear the decay and release of the last instrument you played even if you switch to a new rack immediately after. (Of course, you might end up with your kicks or basses running into each other sometimes, but I just sidechain them all against each other to prevent that.)

    Either way, great tut as always! I’m stoked to start delving into Mapulator for my new live set I’ll be building.

    • Mad Zach

      great tip nils! I really like that way too although I chose the method in this video because I felt it demonstrated some concepts that could apply to other uses in Ableton

      • http://www.facebook.com/seanfull Sean Fuller

        Good info Mad Zach! Maybe you could do a tutorial about the radness of chain selectors in the future? Such an amazing tool; esp for drum racks. Like Nils was saying, you can carry sound over into the next rack, but you also fade/cutoff the sound with the faders in the chain selector and nothing carries over and a bunch of other good stuff

        • Mad Zach

          definitely Sean I was thinking the same thing. Sometimes I also assign instead to the device ON instead of track ON. I’ll put something together soon :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=43200665 Speezy Speez

            one thing that is super simple but gets overlooked with the chain selector is to use it that the audio stream is not sent through the any chain that isn’t currently selected which makes perfect sense in terms of conserving CPU, but it can suck when you are trying to map out buffer effects that need to be receiving signal at all times in order to work the instant a button is pressed or a knob is turned.

            for example with supatrigga, if you have the device off, when you turn it on it takes a bar or a few beats depending on settings to buffer before it can start glitching things up. if you have two chains, one “dry” and the other with supatrigga on it, and then use a macro to switch between chains there is still a little delay while the effect buffers just like if you were turning the device on or off..

            in this instance it makes more sense to simply map a macro to either mute or unmute the dry / wet chains in the rack rather than using the chain selector. this way audio is constantly buffering inside the supatragga device but you can still control when it is audible.

            this issue pissed me off to no end when i was trying to get it to work using the chain selector.

  • http://twitter.com/Lylax_Dubs Lylax

    @MadZach,

    I noticed that when you hit one “pad” on the midi fighter, its triggering 3 other pads. Did you set this up on your own or did you set the .alp download to do this also? Is it as simple as midi mapping the controller to trigger 3 samples?

    –Lylax

    • Mad Zach

      thats actually not true, Each button only triggers one sound

      • http://twitter.com/Lylax_Dubs Lylax

        I see now. thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/Lylax_Dubs Lylax

      nevermind…..hold down apple button while dragging another sample on a sample in the drumrack will layer sounds in 1 drum hit.

  • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

    Mapulator is the best thing for Ableton mapping since, well, since Ableton. I hope they are paying attention for Live 9.

    • Mad Zach

      they are :)

      • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

        That is great news.

  • Jack

    Is that a Midi Fighter 3D “Pro”?!?!

    • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

      Most likely he just built this for himself.

      • Mad Zach

        its a normal midi fighter pro with the clear rims (beatmasher model) because the rims are clear, the blue led’s fill the rings a bit especially when its dark out

  • http://twitter.com/Lylax_Dubs Lylax

    very useful. thank you djtt!!

  • RockingClub

    Very useful tips. I really appreciate the music that’s played during the video! Thumbs up!

    • Mad Zach

      thanks! its mostly all original – with some great sounds by Lomovolokno too!

  • Dj Divine Justice

    Great tips!! I have that same soundcard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.pershall Chris Pershall

    You guys are awesome…..thank you Zach

  • Anonymous

    what is that plugged into input 1 of your presonus??

    • Spacecamp

      That’s his microphone (clipped onto his shirt) : )