Midi Fighter Configuration Guide

Midi Fighter Twister | Midi Fighter 3D | Midi Fighter Spectra | Midi Fighter Pro

Download the Midi Fighter Utility:

OSX (requires 10.7 or newer) or Windows (requires Vista 32/64 or newer)


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MIDI FIGHTER TWISTER

Midi Fighter Twister User Guide (PDF 1MB): everything you need to know about configuring and mapping your Midi Fighter Twister. 

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TRAKTOR

1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter Twister via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility.

3. Once the firmware is up to date you need to download one of the mappings available here

 

4. Import your mapping.

  • If you are using only one controller, click the big “Import” button in the Preferences menu (“Import” is between “Export” and “Setup Wizard”) and check all available boxes under “Select Categories to Import”
  • If you are using your Midi Fighter Twister with another controller read this article importing multiple TSI files

5. Go to Preferences > Controller Manager and select the Midi Fighter mapping in the “Device” drop-down menu. There may be more than one. Select one line at a time and set the “In Ports” and “Out Ports” to your Midi Fighter Twister.

6. If your effects aren’t working correctly, then you need to import the effects settings a second time (this is a well-known issue with Traktor mappings). Use the same big “Import” button. Import the .TSI file again and only check “Effects Settings” when the “Select Categories to Import” screen appears.

 

Traktor Sequencer guides:

 

ABLETON

1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter Twister via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility.

3. Open Ableton Live

4. Go to Preferences > Midi/Sync

5. Go to the Midi Ports section and turn Remote on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. You will also need to turn Track and Sync of the Midi Fighter to be able to use the sequencer. More information about what this means

    1. Quit Live
    2. Double click the live pack
    3. Select the destination to save the file
    4. Find the file you saved and open it in Live

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MIDI FIGHTER 3D

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1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter 3D via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility.

3. Make sure your Midi Fighter is in “Traktor Mode” in the Utility. Find out what Ableton and Traktor mode mean in the Midi Fighter Utility

4. Once you have the firmware up to date you need to download a mapping. Here are the mappings

 

5. Import your mapping.

  • If you are using only one controller click the big import button in the preferences menu between export and setup wizard and check all available boxes under “select categories to import”
  • If you are using your Midi Fighter with another controller read this article on how to import multiple TSI files

6. Go to Preferences > Controller Manager and select the Midi Fighter mapping in the Device drop down menu. There may be more than one. Select one line at a time and set the in and out ports to your Midi Fighter.

7. If your effects aren’t working correctly then you need to import the effects settings again. Use the big import button between export and set up wizard in the preferences menu under controller manager. Import the *.tsi file again and only check “effects settings” under “select categories to import”

Read up on all the midi spec’s of the MF3D in our comprehensive documentation PDF:

Midi Fighter 3D MIDI Map TRAKTOR.pdf

If you want to use your Midi Fighter 3D in Remix Deck Mode, please see the Remix Deck Mode Guide

 

ABLETON

1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter 3D via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility.

3. Make sure your Midi Fighter is in “Ableton Mode” in the Utility. Find out what Ableton and Traktor mode mean in the Midi Fighter Utility

4. Open Ableton Live

5. Go to Preferences > Midi/Sync

6. Go to the Midi Ports section and turn remote on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. You will also need to turn track on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. More information about what this means

    1. Quit Live
    2. Double click the live pack
    3. Select the destination to save the file
    4. Find the file you saved and open it in Live

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MIDI FIGHTER SPECTRA

 

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1. The Midi Fighter Spectra User Guide tells you everything you need to know about configuring and mapping your Midi Fighter Spectra.

2. Here is a quick guide to get started:

3. If you want to use your Midi Fighter Spectra with Traktor’s Remix Decks, read this guide:

 

ABLETON

1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter Pro via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility.

3. Make sure your Midi Fighter is in “Ableton Mode” in the Utility. Find out what Ableton and Traktor mode mean in the Midi Fighter Utility

4. Open Ableton Live

5. Go to Preferences > Midi/Sync

6. Go to the Midi Ports section and turn remote on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. You will also need to turn track on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. More information about what this means

    1. Quit Live
    2. Double click the live pack
    3. Select the destination to save the file
    4. Find the file you saved and open it in Live

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MIDI FIGHTER PRO

 

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TRAKTOR

1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter Pro via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility

3. Make sure your Midi Fighter is in “Traktor Mode” in the utility. (What does Ableton and Traktor mode mean?)

4. Once you have the firmware up to date you need to download a mapping. Here are the mappings

5. Import your mapping.

  • If you are using only one controller click the big import button in the preferences menu between export and setup wizard and check all available boxes under “select categories to import”
  • If you are using your Midi Fighter with another controller read this article on how to import multiple TSI files

6. Go to Preferences > Controller Manager and select the Midi Fighter mapping in the Device drop down menu. There may be more than one, select one line at a time and set the in and out ports to your Midi Fighter.

7. If your effects aren’t working correctly then you need to import the effects settings again. Use the big import button between export and set up wizard in the preferences menu under controller manager. Import the *.tsi file again and only check “effects settings” under “select categories to import”

 

ABLETON

1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter Pro via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility.

3. Make sure your Midi Fighter is in “Ableton Mode” in the Utility. Find out what Ableton and Traktor mode mean in the Midi Fighter Utility

4. Open Ableton Live

5. Go to Preferences > Midi/Sync

6. Go to the Midi Ports section and turn remote on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. You will also need to turn track on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. More information about what this means

    1. Quit Live
    2. Double click the live pack
    3. Select the destination to save the file
    4. Find the file you saved and open it in Live
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  • lokey

    i’m trying to understand what the underlying communications spec for the midifighter 3d is. Am i to understand that it does not communication directly over midi? Id like to write a custom m4l control module using the device, is there any documentation on what would be required to do so (for example, to change led colour in response to parameter changes in live?)

  • Dalen

    Do I have to by software to use the midi fighter spectra or just download to get started