Want to get started right away? Follow these steps:
- Step One – Pick and download your mapping
- Step Two – Import your TSI
- Step Three – Use The Midi Fighter Utility
- Step Four – Play some tracks and have fun!
Watch the Midi Fighter Setup Guide Video
In this simple and easy to follow video, founder Ean Golden walks you through all the steps necessary to set up your Midi Fighter with a Traktor Pro 2 mapping. He also explains how to quickly navigate the on-board menu to select the right mode, as well as clarifying some key differences between the different mapping options.
Pick and Download Your Mapping
Visit our mappings page and pick the midi map you would like to use:
You’ll need Traktor 1.2.4 or later for the Traktor Midi Fighter mappings to work correctly.
Understanding the different mappings: Focus Vs. Deck Specific
FOCUS versions of the mappings allow you to use 1 Midi Fighter to control either 2 decks (A/B) or all 4 decks (A/B/C/D). With the focus mappings you get all the same functions and you are able to control the deck that is currently selected as the “Focus” (i.e. highlighted orange).
Deck Specific versions of the Midi Fighter mappings assigns the Midi Fighter to one deck at a time. This is very useful when you are using two Midi Fighters and want to assign each one to it’s own deck.
To download a mapping, simply right click (control + click on a mac) the link and select “save link as…” from the drop down menu. For best luck save the .tsi file in the location user/documents/native instruments/traktor/settings.
Run Traktor and Export Current Settings
Before you do anything you should open up preferences and click the big export button at the bottom. This will save all of your current settings and allow you to load these back. Make sure you check all of the boxes.
Import Your TSI File
- Open your Traktor preferences panel (file>preferences)
- At the bottom of the preferences panel click the big “import” button
- Locate the mapping .tsi file you downloaded from the djtechtools mapping page
- Click “open”
- In the window that pops up, deselect “Gui Layout” and “Other Preferences and Settings”
- Click “okay”
- Now repeat steps 2-4
- This time deselect everything but “effects settings”
- Click “okay”
- Now navigate to “controller manager” (located on the lower left hand side of the preferences window)
- Depending on what mapping you are using you should see 1-4 Midi Fighter options under the device menu.
- Using that device dropdown menu, select each midi fighter option [a, b, c, d] individually and change the In-Ports and Out-Ports to “MidiFighter”
- If you have multiple Midi Fighters under the device menu, then repeat step 12 for the remaining Midi Fighter’s under the device menu (i.e. make sure all the in-ports and out-ports for the Midi Fighters in the device drop down list are set to “MidiFighter”)
- Traktor Pro now recognizes the Midi Fighter as a device and the mapping you’ve loaded should work properly
- If you exported any previous controller settings before you loaded the new mapping, now is the time to re-import them… You can do this by clicking the “add” button in the device setup (located just below the device drop down menu) and selecting “import” from the drop down menu that opens. Simply locate the file you exported and bring it in. *IMPORTANT* do NOT click the big “import” button at the bottom of your preferences window to re-import your old settings because this will overwrite everything you just did
Using Multiple Controllers
We explain how to import multiple TSI files in case you are using multiple controllers in this article:
Midi Fighter Utility
To ensure that your Midi Fighter firmware stays up to date, use this handy utility that we’ve built! This utility comes with a launcher application, this application checks for any updates to the software or its plugins and then launches the utility. You should use this to run the application to ensure you always have the latest version. Download and run it using the below links.
Right-click and “Save As…” to download
Supports Windows Vista (32 & 64) and Windows 7 (32 & 64)
Windows XP does not work due to its outdated USB audio class drivers.
Install notes: Download & run the installer. A link to the launcher application will be created on your desktop. Some users are having issues with the drivers in Win 7 64, please read the following document which details the solution. Windows 7 DFU Driver Fix
Right-click and “Save As…” to download
Supports OSX versions 10.6 and up.
Install notes: Download & run the installer. This creates a folder Midi Fighter Utility in your applications folder, navigate to this and run MF_Config_Launcher. This will download the latest version of the utility and related plugins, then launch the application.
Register Your Midi Fighter!
By registering your new controller online, you’ll always be the first to hear about the latest firmware updates, mappings, and new product announcements and releases.
Register here: Official Midi Fighter Registration
If you have additional questions about your Midi Fighter or Midi Fighter Pro, we highly encourage you to check out our Midi Fighter support forums – they’re very useful and there are plenty of helpful folks there.
Failing everything else, please visit our support center.