There's no doubt that our Midi Fighter arcade button controllers have been a huge win with the finger drumming community, with a rapid response rate and ability to withstand extreme abuse. This routine video matches up ill.Gates with Mad Zach and his brother Sabayon for a communal controller soundpack jam - in a fuzzy room, of course.
Mad Zach just wrapped up a brief US tour and was kind enough to record a quick How I Play interview from behind the booth at his gig in Oakland, explaining how he uses his Midi Fighter Spectras, Twister, and Moogerfooger to perform a dynamic set. Watch the quick interview inside as well as a complete video of his hour-long set later that night.
In celebration of summer, we are rolling out a special treat for all of our loyal readers. All Midi Fighters, including the new Twister and 3D, are only $199 for the month of June. Take this opportunity to get some of the most reliable and fun MIDI hardware out there at a very affordable price. Previous Twister customers will receive emails with coupons to offset the discounted price.
Team Supreme is a group of producers who work on a weekly production cypher each week, with a new set of samples and rules for submissions. We were given the chance to curate their 111th week, and sent over Midi Fighter 3Ds and a soon-to-be-released Mad Zach Soundpack as the samples to start from.
One of the most obvious places for controllerists to appear is behind a drum kit. Drummers have been working MIDI controllers into their rigs for over 20 years. Today we're sharing a performance by a drummer, DJ Seap, who's integrated a full Ableton rig into a live performance drum rig.
We first launched Maps.djtechtools.com in July of 2012, hoping to create a highly useful resource full of MIDI mappings for anyone who owns a controller. One of the most exciting side-effects of the site has been the onslaught of community-designed mappings created that might otherwise not have ben possible. Users are borrowing concepts, refining ideas, and repurposing controllers for incredible new uses. Today we're highlighting some of the most popular and most interesting mappings that use DJ controllers in a unique or unintended way.
Rick Fresco (aka Riccardo Betti, the winner of 2012′s Midi Fighter 3D contest) has released a brand new track and video, “Last Round”, featuring a finger-drumming routine on a Midi Fighter Pro. He’s also programmed the LED lighting on his backdrop controllers (2 Launchpads, 3 Midi Fighter 3Ds, and 2 Akai LPD8s) to go along with […]
A few years back we had a chance to send a Midi Fighter 3D to Robert Delong, an incredible live performer with a penchant for integrating video game controllers into his stage setup. He's now taken to using the Midi Fighter as a part of his performance - watch this performance (starts at 0:50) of his song "Happy" that includes a Wiimote, Midi Fighter 3D, and a Microsoft gamepad of some sort