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
Over 134 tracks in this Madeon-styled live mashup performance - using not only a Midi Fighter 3D and Spectra, but Xbox and Playstation controllers as well.
For every controller that hits shelves, there are always a few more great ideas that don’t see serious play time. Today we look back at those conceptual products that got us all excited but never delivered the goods. Plus, to really spice it up, we are giving away two unreleased controllers to a few lucky […]
Remember Rick Fresco / Riccardo Betti, who won last year’s Midi Fighter 3D/Ableton sound pack contest? He just sent us this brand new video of an upcoming release that we thought would be cool to feature, especially since he’s rocking out on the Midi Fighter 3Ds that he won. Watch another one of Rick’s controllerism […]
Metal and EDM don’t go together, right? Wrong! 19-year-old mashup producer sssShawnnnn proves it in this routine combining the Midi Fighter 3D and the M-Audio Trigger Finger. His video description elaborates: My friend Ian left his Midi Fighter 3D at my house, and I made something with it. [...] Controller stuff is recorded live into Ableton. Several […]