For the past few years Ean has been developing a style of "light controllerism" that takes his live performance routines into the improvised worlds of house and techno. 4/4 dance music is all about the groove, so this transition required new tools and performance techniques, which offer a lot of creative control but won't kill the groove. Today he shows us his full setup in the hopes that some of the tech might inspire your workflows!
Many of you know that I have spent the past 10 years searching for ways to expand the creative possibilities of djing. While mixing 2 songs offer a wold of possibility, many of us wanted to take things further into musical territory. This has taken us through cue-point juggling, crazy effects combinations, complex looping and […]
It’s a bit last-minute, but we wanted to announce that some of the DJTT team will be at the Lower Haight Art Walk in San Francisco tonight showing off the new Midi Fighter Spectra (as well as the 3D). We’ll be in Black Pancake Records (pictured at left) in the Lower Haight, located at the corner […]
It’s been a long time coming – our readers have been asking for years for Ean to share what he’s got inside of his DJ bag. Now that the CNTRL tour is in full swing, it was the perfect opportunity to get an on-the-road video with the controllerist legend himself! Check out the complete inside […]
You ‘ll remember from his runner-up entry into the DJ video contest earlier this year featuring a modified Midi Fighter Classic. After we sent him over a Midi Fighter 3D, he decided to make an Ableton Live script for the controller that mirrors much of the behavior found in the Launchpad’s standard Ableton mapping. It’s a […]
We recently enhanced our Midi Fighter firmware with a new Ableton Mode which allows the entire product line to play super friendly with Live. One of new features is the ability to assign any parameter in Ableton to be mapped as “momentary”, meaning that any button on your Midi Fighter can be mapped to turn on parameters […]
Traktor’s Remix Decks successfully stirred up a lot of interest and a fair amount of controversy, but now that the dust has settled, is anyone actually using them? The reality appears to be that many DJs, including myself, are having a hard time finding simple ways to integrate them into a regular DJ set. Even […]
Since the launch of the Midi Fighter 3D, we’ve been excited every time we see a new way that someone has figured out how to really make the controller shine in a new context. For a fun Friday post, we wanted to share a few videos that are not only technically impressive, but also interesting […]