• http://www.facebook.com/alessandro.prunelli Alessandro Pruno Prunelli

    Here my layout, if you like it vote with one like it!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151578380814801&set=o.349704910867&type=1&th

    Thank you!

    Grazie

  • http://twitter.com/Scattrrbrain Scattrrbrain

    Great idea guys! I hope you pick me! I want a midi fighter! haha

  • Shomba

    does voting end at the same time you stopped accepting entries?

    • Shomba

      oh. no one answers :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/keith.herrin.5 Keith Herrin

    a lot of people have crammed in too many buttons and faders into one tiny controller.

    i know this is not a mixer style controller but just imagine playing one of mad zach’s sound packs on a midi fighter with this controller to compliment it with its clip launch and effects rack. you could have a bassline beat goin on this controllers clip launch while jammin out to mad zach’s pack on the mf3d or mf spectra and add a filter or any other effect you want with the effects rack.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151366080830868&set=pb.349704910867.-2207520000.1367091242.&type=3&theater

  • Jordan Brawer

    Will there be another coupon given for all the contestants?

  • http://twitter.com/noCore noCore
  • Matthew Goldstein

    I’m beginning to think that allowing people to design their own midi fighter layout is the way to go… Keeping them small and modular would allow people to use them as supplimentary controllers or combine units to create the controller equivalent of Voltron…

  • http://twitter.com/DJLBIZ Dj L-BIZ (BEAT3)

    glad i’ve seen this i have had to do a design in paint (whilst at work) so its a bit sketchy. looking forward to submitting it later… just hope people can excuse the poor finish on it) :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jake.hale Jake Hale

    where is the elements PDF mentioned in the readme.pdf?

  • http://www.facebook.com/driftus Driftus Maximus

    There’s some nice designs there. And some hideous creations. Here’s my attempt: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151848632008362&set=o.349704910867&type=1&theater

  • CHAS3R

    Just want to confirm that there will be buttons on the sides similar to the MF3D?

    Thanks

    • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

      There sure will be!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

        Will this device also have all the internal workings of the MF3D (tilt, move, etc)?

        • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

          Hey Ronald No there will be no motion controls in this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/killian.carlsen Killian Red Carlsen

    i just want to verify that the line/cross faders do in fact take up two squares width wise? and 4 squares in length. I’m just mentioning this (as someone else already has) because i see so many entries where they are crammed together.

    • http://www.facebook.com/killian.carlsen Killian Red Carlsen

      oh there is a “mini fader” i hadn’t really looked at. scratch my comment!

  • Anonymous

    Holly molly Batman. Have you seen the number of entries already? I counted around 250!!! Amazing….

    Hey Ean. Maybe you could just come up with a way to simply add the different control elements you’ve created for the contest into your manufacturing process and let customers just add the controls to the midi-fighter-X as they’d like and also let them map them as they’d like to too. How cool would that be? An absolutely totally customizable and modular MF system (and make it price conscious too of course.;)). Looks like that is what could be the hit!

    scamo

  • Nick

    Can we change the size of knobs?

  • Anonymous

    Though it may not be the aim of this controller specifically, is there any way to just get a box with a either few faders, or knobs, kinda like how the MIDI fighter spectra is essentially a box with a bunch of buttons on it? Seems like having a set of small devices like that would be more customizable than any one controller.

    Though, it has occurred to me that maybe that ends up being expensive?

    • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

      Hey RavensKrag – That was our intent for this product, but given the variety of designs we may end up making more than one

  • drew

    I may be one f the very few but 1 thing that isn’t on the market is one big beast with the ability to control all the functions in traktor. yea there’s the s4 and numerous other dj controllers on the market but not one with the ability to run the remix decks, track decks and all the effect banks without with 100 shift functions, in a live environment not many DJs can remember all of this.

    I use a zone 4d for djing with traktor and it been great but it is a little dated now but wont swap a tried and tested simple plug and play unit that can also run the dmx lighting the VJ rig and traktor all at the same time for 6 other separate bits of gear that can do the job a little better.

    I would love to see one unit that can run all aspects of traktor with intuitive shift key functions and a app flexible layout or user interface that doesn’t have to fit in a bag or take up the same footprint as a 17″ laptop.

  • http://twitter.com/fry_damage Fry Damage

    I have an idea but I don’t have or want a facebook account. Is there any other way I can post my idea?

    • Anonymous

      have a friend with an fb account?

  • http://twitter.com/charginout steve brown

    make one with a joystick that replaces the jogwheel, and I will buy one :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/chatpimuk Chatpimuk Peng Rujithamkul

    Is the touch strip has LED feedback for its position?

  • JazZmutant

    everything i have seen so far screams out faderfox

  • http://www.facebook.com/jabbajams Stephen Gagnon

    What about using LED color changing buttons. it would give people more reference points without needed extra components.

    • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

      Hey Stephen, You are right – The buttons will all be illuminated with full color control via MIDI, we just kept the assets grey scale so people focus on the actual layout.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jabbajams Stephen Gagnon

        You all rock thanks. I’m sure you are all busy with this contest for thank you for your time.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

        I’d kinda’ like to see different chase patterns for the LEDs around the buttons as well. This might be helpful for tempo, or loop counts.

  • frank bash

    modular is the best and keep it handy

    http://www.frankbash.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesseray.espinoza Jesse Espinoza

    I’ve got a few questions. Can we please have a bigger version of the “design-package-elements-mf-x” image above? I’d like to have more info about the elements. For example: Is the super knob a push encoder? The super knob appears to have some kind of led ring around it similar to those on the APC40, is this the case? Also, will the six side buttons on the chassis be there like with Spectra and 3D?

    • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

      Hi Jesse, Good point! If you download it again you will now find a file called “Component Descriptions.pdf” in the Image Collection folder.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rglassman1 Ryan Glassman

    Man, I wish I could get some (read: any) customer support for my MF 3D, I bet I would care more about this if that were the case…

    • Zach Dero

      It looks like you filled out a support ticket on Sunday and Chris G is helping you. I’m sure he will be able to resolve your problems for you

  • midi

    How about making the whole controller modular, such as sell different 1×4 unit of buttons or faders or joy sticks or as others suggested a small lcd screen. That way people can really customize their setup and change the face of the unit to their liking over time. Kind of like livid instrument’s elements controllers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000640587911 Mathias Bruus Håkonsson

    What program Can i use free on my Mac?

  • Kai

    Had a lot of fun with this contest, good luck everyone!

    check out my design here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=156666554508321&set=o.349704910867&type=1&theater

  • doclvly

    Hey could the segment display be programed to show tempo?

    • doclvly

      i guess thats a no

      • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

        Wassup Doc – The one shown only has 2 digits, however 3 would be possible – just include that in your description.

  • Johnathon

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE guys, read the directions. I’ve seen like 20%+ of the entries with things crammed together where grid squares overlap. Just because you space something out on the chassis and erase the grid doesn’t mean it will work.

    • http://www.facebook.com/killian.carlsen Killian Red Carlsen

      At least it gives those of us who can follow directions a better chance of winning haha

  • Akiem

    Please Make an all Rotary Encoder 4×4 to perfectly complement Midi Fighter. Encoders work really well for switching between banks. It would be the perfect complementary design.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

      Make them push-kills too. :)

  • http://twitter.com/denis_nov_ denis mospanov

    do shares count for anything?

    • http://www.facebook.com/TheR4d Conrad Ingels

      I’d think not, but they will get you more likes so have your friends share as much as possible so there area broader amount of people seeing you design as opposed to just your friends

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

    Is this the place where I suggest the discoball, trackball-buttons as replacement for MidiFighter buttons? (heh) I kinda’ like the idea of running LEDs up and across the edge of the button so you can see the position of the x-y pointer… like limitless encoders with LEDs running around the ring.

  • Denis Nov

    I would like a participation award ;)

  • Kai Taylor

    Will the Touch Strips have LED position feedback similar to the ones on the Ableton Push?

  • Kai

    Can the mini fader be rotated to use as a crossfader?

    • Anonymous

      yes

  • doclvly

    Haha, I see this design contest has learned a lot from the previous :) Nice clear contest here guys. Thanks again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gilad.rubin Gilad Rubin

    2 quick questions:
    1. Can you give us more details about how the “Switch Toggle” would look like? Right now it looks very odd and distorted.
    2. The “Button Tactile Wide” takes about a 1.5 squares. Is it possible to place 5 of those in a row?

    • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

      Hi Gilad,

      The toggle switch is a throw switch with an aluminium shaft on it – just like on the Z2. The wide button takes up two squares so only allows placement of up to 4 in a row

  • http://twitter.com/PanPanmusic Pan Pan

    Nice digital meeting the analog

  • http://www.facebook.com/hualicopter Andrew Hua

    Just submitted my entry! Really excited, I’ve always wanted a MF.

  • http://www.facebook.com/klaev Julien Kauffmann

    Initiative very appreciated ! Really ! modular by design is the future, and you guys understand that, you are not only engineer but also users. But de you think your future product could be better than the new behringer cmd controllers ? Their price are so low and actually i don’t think we can expect more innovative design. Hope the participants will surprise me :p

  • Nick Powers

    So, don’t laugh, I’m using MS paint, I have a design I like, but I can’t get it onto the chassis to put it on the presentation template, any tips on how to do this?

    • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

      Try inkscape its a capable free multi plaform vector editor

      • Nick Powers

        That didn’t work either

        • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

          Are you using the supplied pictures?

  • Anonymous

    Do the likes count on our posts on the DJTT facebook wall, or will they be added to a photo album like the DJTT Spectra laser cut top design competition and then those likes are counted?

    • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

      We will count likes from both sources

  • http://www.facebook.com/GaGnOnISoNE Jacob Hunter Gagnon

    I’m truly so speechless at this moment. I can’t wait to see the end results and I wish I could design one myself but it won’t work on my mac:(

  • yolo swaggins

    I’d love to see a modular build-a-controller where you can swap out or rearrange components yourself and change the controller to suit your needs. the housing would be a grid of connectors for data/power and each component slots into place. kind of like changing buttons on a normal midi fighter, but instead of just buttons it’s pads/pots/touch strips/jog wheels

  • http://www.facebook.com/privatemorrissummers Morris Summers

    Can’t wait. Find it totally awesome. Already in love with the 3D. Since 2007 following and proud to be a fan! Can’t wait for more DJTT gear. DJTT rules. Big up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

    Are the encoders push encoders like the X1 and K2?

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      Yes – They are push encoders just like the X1 and K2 except fatter and easier to turn. We might (wink wink) also have some new technology that allows you to choose if the encoder is endless or has end positions just like a regular knob.

  • http://www.viperfunk.com/ jprime

    Basically you are entirely winning at this in every aspect. I salute you :)

  • http://twitter.com/RobertWulfman Robert Wulfman

    You could also release multiple models, each one for different purposes, like a 16 knob version, an 8 slider version, ect. If it’s going to be modular, you might as well release modules

  • http://www.facebook.com/jakestyles002 Jake Styles

    I have got this… Stay tuned DjTechTools… I have a game changing mind blowing idea… I will draw it up and post it… I was thinking about contacting you guys to see if you could build one for me custom style… this contest is perfect.

  • http://twitter.com/Get_In_Kontrol Kontrol

    This is awesome. This is why I LOVE DJ TT, they know how to include their fan base and really show how appreicated they are. Much love from the Kontrol team.

    Do you follow EDM news? Releases? DJ gear?

    Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/getinkontrol

    and on Twitter @Get_In_Kontrol at https://twitter.com/Get_In_Kontrol

  • http://www.facebook.com/erusfatum Tomash Ghz

    Great idea! Very similar concept to the project of Fuzzy-Wobble on easy custom modular controllers! Even if your designs don’t win, you can always turn them into reality when this launches! http://fuzzywobble.com/thesis

  • Juergen Tolksdorf

    This is awesome!!!!!!!!!! And funny too, as I thought before about sending you an e-mail asking for a midifigter with knobs on the first row instead of buttons… haha. I’ll download the shapes and follow the instructions. Thanks!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thecrayon Christopher Crayon White

    I kind of have a feeling that all these will more than likely need to be traktor friendly instead of more geared towards djs who use ableton.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gavintech Gavin Varitech

      “DJs” who use Ableton?

      • http://www.facebook.com/mrfrankfunk Frank F. Funk

        DJ using Ableton Live reporting in!

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      Personally I want this controller to be something I can use in Ableton every day for production. There are remarkably few small, fun, tactile controllers for general production use other than the low quality kinds.

  • Guy&Girl

    Curious about the size of the pots, they seem to be larger than their proportionate size. They’re 80% as wide as the Sanwa buttons on the AI file.

    • http://djtechtools.com Michael Mitchell

      The knobs shown are our chroma cap fatty knobs so are a bit wider than standard

      • Guy&Girl

        Ah gotcha, thanks Michael.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samshuffleshrd Sam Moore

    Boss… This is so Boss…

  • http://www.facebook.com/higherbeatz Alan D. Eluxe

    I would be very glad if the Dicers would get an update!
    Are there any news ? They are glorious !! I Love them so much!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gavintech Gavin Varitech

      Then why do you want an update? Sounds like they are perfect for you already.

      • http://www.facebook.com/higherbeatz Alan D. Eluxe

        i love them already!!!
        they keep me so often from looking stopid with serato face ;-)
        because i can dejay like usual but still place loops and cues etc.
        just by using my hands and my ears… no looking at some screen or so… perfect!!!!!
        I would like to see more banks and maybe one rotary on it ;-)
        and to be honest… I hate the dicer like dots.. but thats now a fact… and in the name, so nocanChange there ;-)
        Big ups to you all!

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      It’s something we are actually seriously considering. can you please send us an email and tell me what you would want from new dicers? ean (at) ean golden. com

      • http://www.facebook.com/higherbeatz Alan D. Eluxe

        I will send, seomething next week ;) cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

    I’m curious to know if DJTT has found a velocity sensitive X-Y pad… preferably transparent enough, you can LCD or LED backlight the pad in some assignable grid format. This (to me) means the highest form of interoperability with the least amount of constriction… like an iPad mini you can really press into. All I’d add at that point would be some push-in, endless rotary, encoder dials (with light rings). In this way, DJs could define what their gestures mean, while still having good ol’ fashioned knobs for direct tweaking control.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      agreed- at minimum we can offer pads with great after-touch but it’s also technically feasible to put in a pad with X-Y roll control. Spec that in your design

  • Devin

    this is really only good if NI makes mapping controllers a little easier, because right now i wouldn’t even know where to start on this stuff.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

      I don’t restrict my creativity to Native Instruments’ rules. I used to really love NI until they tried to force me to buy a piece of proprietary gear to use advanced functions. There are other DJ software programs that are just as good (if not better than) Traktor right now… it all depends on what you want to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zenluiz Luiz Zen

    IF, and only IF, this is going to be a real modular system, then it’s going to be awesome!

    “so each night’s set-up can be as simple or complex as you need.” –> This is great!

    I wonder if one day we’re going to see controlers acting as really small units that can be put together, like a puzzle, in order to create a bigger and custom controller, the same way we can do with TouchOSC for iPad (where we have endless layout possibilities), but in an analogue way. Maybe some “MIDI controller construction Kits”? ;-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/blatter.seb Blatter Seb

      That would be awesome!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerard.farand Gérard Farand

    Great idea, but where did the X-Y touch pad go ??? I saw it on one of the teasers you guys posted before this, but it’s not in the design pack as far as i can see…

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      The X/Y was really large, and would cost a lot. As one other commenter mentioned we could achieve the same function in a pad (which is a lot smaller and less expensive)

  • kstarr

    Love this competition. Really good idea.
    One additional element would be the ultimate to have though: There is all this talk about Serato-face, DJs staring at screens etc and really you can do everything from a controller. So ideally you could put your computer away.

    Except for one the thing: the browser.

    So my ideal would be the addition of a mini screen that could display only the brower list, so you can scroll through your tracks directly on the controller.

    Does anyone know whether such mini VGA screens exist (at a reasonable price) that you could build into a custom controller?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

      Yes, there are some USB monitors that run for about $200.

      http://www.doublesight.com/shop/product.asp?idx=63

      I believe the appropriate answer to this “master hub controller” issue will come with middle ware.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      great point! Perhaps put one into your design and see if people vote it up. We can look into prices.

  • Guest

    I posted a controller on your facebook page called the “MiniXer” – I was the first entry. I went to check on it this morning and it isn’t on the page anymore… WHY???

    • Guest

      Never mind… I found it. My bad!

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      nice job on the first entry. make sure to include a description in the comments about what you imagine each section doing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000412374804 Igor Warzocha

    modularity <3

  • type_omega

    this is a grate idea but PLEASE dont let this turn into a mini midi mixer. you can already buy one of those for 50 bucks (m-audio x session) and it would hardly be innovative. on the other hand if you can somehow manage to pack in a hi quality internal sound card and all the outs to hook it into a club system or stand alone PA and all the ins to hook up external decks then by all means DO make it a mini midi mixer.

  • Rukks

    So I have a controller design that I think would be really popular. It will not fit in the midifighter template but I would still like to talk to someone at DJTT about producing it. Who would I contact? I can send NX, ProE, or Catia files given a few days. The only request is that I get one for free if it is produced…this is beyond crowdsourcing.

    • Prof_Strangeman

      Drop it in the controllers section of the forums! Lots of builders there.

      • Rukks

        Lots of DIY builders…I’m talking about a production controller. I like DJTT thats why I want to keep it here, plus if I put it in the forums then it is up for anyone to develop. There have been many controllers proposed in the forums that have then been developed by NI and other companies.

        • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

          Which ones?

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      email it to us! :) ean (at) ean golden .com

  • http://twitter.com/PhatSwazyMusic Derek ‘Myke’ Clyke

    Great community idea guys !! .. I think I may take a stab … this is the ultimate “made by Dj’s” project.

  • http://twitter.com/WinstonRayMusic Winston Ray

    I’m on it, this is a fantastic concept.

  • http://www.facebook.com/piopro James ‘Pioneer’ Burkill

    grat idea, affordable than most, over club eq mixer, I may wana wait for a z4 for prefs, but got my own hack :D

  • rafiq

    Been waiting for this moment for too long. It’s about time…thank you DJTT.

  • HFR1

    Awesome. I was just thinking about this last week when trying to decide if I want a MF or if I should make my own controller with different faders and knobs. Really excited to jump into this. Can’t wait to see the winners.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      our new DJ TT mind reading software actually picked up your idea last week which prompted this entire contest. Good job! ;P