MIDI FIGHTER 3D

Simply the best button controller in the world

MIDI FIGHTER TWISTER

16 amazingly powerful knobs in a compact MIDI controller

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What is a Midi Fighter 3D?

One of the most popular finger drumming and performance controllers around. Built like a tank to survive a beating on stage and in the studio. The grid is equipped with world class arcade buttons that perform better than anything around. 

 
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Perfect for Packs

4 banks of 16 buttons make this controller  the perfect instrument  for thousands of ready to play soundpacks. Simply plug in and play a full song with one controller and two hands. It's fun, instant and very creative. 

 

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Plays like a drum 

Authentic Japanese arcade buttons are the highest quality button in the world offering the lowest latency and highest durability in the industry. They bounce back with spring loading  for ultra fast playback and easy triplets + drum rolls.

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bright and Clear

Every time you press a button, our eye-catching animations illuminate the controller.  It's easy to customize the on and off colors and animations on all 4 banks of 16 buttons. Setup a button to blink in time with the tempo or create your own light show by cycling through colors or fading the LEDs in and out.

PLAYING WITH soundpackS

It's easier than you think to start having fun playing and creating EDM again. Ditch the mouse and reclaim your instrument. 

     

    What is a soundpack?

    A soundpack is a collection of samples that makes up a full song with only 16 buttons. This includes synths, build ups, risers, bass samples and drums.

    Make Music From Anything

    Rick Fresco created this soundpack from beer bottles.  He can then play the full song with only two hands and share it with everyone in a single click. 

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    Easy to get started

    If you can use a computer keyboard, you can finger drum. All you need is a computer, the Ableton live (free trial), and a 3D. Load thousands of pre-created sound packs and start playing your own versions of those songs instantly.  

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    The best buttons in the world

    Authentic Japanese arcade buttons are the highest quality button in the world offering the lowest latency and highest durability around. These feel amazing and will never break. Why are they only in the MidiFighter? Because they are so expensive to use, and other controller companies focus purely on profit. We want to power performers and fill the world with music. 

     

    Our Buttons

    Cost $2.50 each                                            

    Rated to Last 5,000,000 presses            

    Full 1mm of Travel

    Bounces back like a real drum                  

    Made in Japan                                                 

    Ball bearing contacts work every time

    Clear Audible feedback                                

    Only on the Midi Fighter  

    Feel the music

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    Their Buttons 

    Cost 5 cents each

    40,000 presses before failure

    No travel

    No bounce back

    Made In China

    Metal Dome contact is prone to errors

    Minimal feedback is barely audible

    Inside every controller in the world, including your TV remote.

    Think the music

     
    Don’t let your controller stop you from FEELING the music
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    Mappable features on the 3d

    The Midi Fighter 3D is a universal midi controller that gives a wide mange of mapping options in any compatible software. 

     
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    4 Bank buttons

    The four top buttons can provide 4 banks of arcade control or they can be directly mapped to your own settings. This feature and others are changed using the powerful MIDI editor. 

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    6 Side Buttons

    Six hidden, but very functional buttons are built into the soft sides of every Midi Fighter. These can toggle, cycle, or directly select any of the 3D's four banks. You can even map these to launch scenes in Ableton.

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    Totally Unique 3D Control

    The Midi-Fighter also includes a completely unique 3D controller set. You can map left, right, forward and back tilt to any parameter including FX, filters, or pitch. By combining a gyroscope, accelerometer and compass we provide the smoothest, most accurate 3D control you can possibly imagine. 

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    What people say about the 3D

     

    Precise Timing

    I can get more precise timing out of this than other velocity-sensitive pad controllers." - S.y , customer


    Built to last

    "Had 2 for almost a year now. I can say hands down, "best" MIDI controller out there today. The reason I saw that is because of the arcade buttons. I play drums and other instruments, and the response time, along with a haptic feedback response from the sanwa's is incredible. Couldn't play like I do without them. They are my go-to midi controllers. Durable too. I've put mine through alot over the past year, and they are still ticking." - Setm , customer


    Easy to use. Fun.

    "I've had my 3D for about a week now? I've had a great time with it so far in Ableton Live 9. If you even THINK you're the type who creates by playing then do yourself a favor and pick this up. It's simple enough get right into, but expressive enough to really cut lose with." - customer


    Never Breaks

    "This is the only controller in our stage rig that never breaks. We tour with more that 10 at any given time. "- Joe Hahn, Linkin Park

     

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    3D F.A.Q


    How do i finger drum? It looks hard.

    Baby steps. A great way to get started finger drumming is to start playing drums over your favorite song. You'll see improvements each day, and after a few weeks you'll have some drum rhythms you remember. From there you edit soundpacks, remixing, and then creating your own music. If you can type, you can finger drum. It just takes some practice

    This seems complicated. I feel like I don't have time to learn all this

    If you have time to read the F.A.Q section of the product page, you have time to learn to make music. Start with just 10 minutes a day. You'll be happy you got started - it's really fun. You've got to make time for what you care about.

    What software should I use? How do I set this up?

    You can use any software that supports midi. It's a midi controller, so it sends out midi notes just like a piano-keyboard. Most people use it with Ableton, Traktor, Serato, Logic, and Protools, but we see VJs using it too. For music production use the 3D with Ableton. For DJing use the 3D with Traktor or Serato. Here's the full setup guide

    Can I have a little extra help?

    We want to you to know how great it feels to create your very own song, edit, or remix. Contact us on live chat in our webstore, or open a support ticket. We’ll hold your hand from installing the software, to using a soundpack, to exporting your very first song. Look anywhere online and you'll find somebody saying how amazingly helpful our customer support is. Don't let fear hold you back. Let's chat :)

    I'm not musical. Where do i even begin?

    Getting started is what’s important. Every great DJ and producer starts somewhere. They start before they know what to do. Can you think of anybody who started playing piano and was instantly playing Beethoven? Or any weight lifter who after just two weeks was able to lift 300 pounds? No. But don't worry, here's our 5 minute setup overview, even if you're totally new to music. 

    1. Download and install Ableton trial (free) on your computer
    2. Choose sounds, sample sounds, or use Ableton's drum kits.
    3. Drag sounds/samples into Ableton's drum rack, or use pre-made soundpack
    4. Plugin 3D, arm track, and enjoy. More help here if needed

    Why is this priced at $219?

    This is not a cheap controller to build. Other manufactures use the same button contacts found in your TV remote, but we care about quality. The 3D's buttons are rated at 5 million presses - compare that to 40,000 presses on your standard controller.  This helps make the 3D far more durable - and playable - than anything under $1000, and more reliable than most controllers on the market (even the $2000 ones). We made our controllers for ourselves and to please DJs, not to make insane profits, so we've choose to price it very fairly.  Your getting a controller other companies would easily price at $400+.

    Is the 3D standalone or do I need a computer?

    You need a computer. It will work with any computer that has a USB port and supports MIDI. The MidiFighter 3D is a class compliant, plug and play controller. 

    Do you ship internationally?

    Yes we do, and can it get it to you quickly too. Full details here

    How long does it take to ship to me (domestic & international)?

    Check out our shipping map here

    My question isn't listed. Where is the full F.A.Q?

    Checkout our full support page here. If your question isn't listed, open a support ticket.


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    What is the Twister?

    The most playable knob controller around.

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    NOT Your Average Knobs

    Each knob doubles as a super powerful button. Turn the encoders to control a parameter in any software and twist their built in buttons to quickly reset the knobs or turn effects on and off.  This means each knob is like 3 knobs. 

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    Endless Flexibility 

    The heart of the Twister are the 16 "Endless Encoders". These are very powerful knobs that don't have a start or ending point. Instead the LED rings show you the position of the knob. This means that the controller and the software are always in sync, even when changing banks, racks or songs on the fly. 

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    Deeply Customizable 

    The Twister allows for deep customization of every knob across all 4 banks with 5 killer features not found on any other controller. Change LED color, transform an encoder into a DJ filter, enable fine midi control, toggle a parameter on/off, or setup a "shift" knob so pressing a push-encoder activates control of a secondary function

     
    DJTT has engineered a suite of powerful MIDI tricks that are completely unique to the Midi Fighter Twister.
     

    Twister : PERFECT in the studio

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    Built for producers

    The Midi Fighter twister was designed with producers in mind. We need compact, reliable controllers that are easy to map to our DAW's. The endless encoders respond to the software so everything is always in sync, even when playing back recorded automation. 

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    Used by the Pro's 

    Combine The Twisters powerful knobs with a DAW template so that every time inspiration strikes, a powerful studio environment is there to support you. This is how the pro's do it - why wouldn't you?

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    5 Killer Midi Tricks

    The knobs not only control your typical volume, pan and FX send controls but they also enable a host of quick access to deeper control - only available on the twister. For example, push the encoder to send out a fine resolution range and dial in the exact EQ setting you want. Release and return to normal range control.   

     
     
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    Twister : Trusted on stage

    "I just bought the MF Twister (wondering why i waited for so long) and I really love it!" - KiNK, popular DJ/Producer

    Powerful Mappings 

    There are a host of powerful mappings for the twister than unlock amazing capability. "Twisted Gratification" boasts 16 combo-effects in Traktor enabling Richie Hawtin and Dubfire Style effects with the single turn of a knob.  Load up the drum sequencer mappings to use the twister for Traktor's new drum sequencer ability. 

    Reliable hardware 

    Like the Midi-Fighter, the twister is built like a tank and designed to last the rigors of stage life. Complexity breaks, so we keep it simple with 16 very high quality ALPs encoders that are guaranteed to last. 

    Clear and Easy to use

    You need to be able to react to the dancefloor. Having a dedicated controller is just like being a practiced instrumentalist. Once you have a idea, you can just make it happen as soon the inspiration hits 

    What Artists say about the Twister

     

    Why did I wait?

    "I just bought the MF Twister (wondering why i waited for so long) and I really love it!"

    KiNK


    Perfect nexus of button & knob

    "The Midi Fighter Twister is exactly what was missing from the world of CC based controllers. The push encoders are the perfect nexus of button and knob, cleverly programmable and designed with the level of quality and polish characteristic of DJ Tech Tools."

    Ill Gates


    Soars above the competition

    "The MF Twister has fast become my trusted go-to controller for encoders. It soars above  the competition in terms of quality, versatility, and portability. Everyone needs a good set of knobs, and the Twister delivers."

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    Built to last

    "The build quality is really solid. This thing is going to last me a while. I can actually really really get crazy with this and automate stuff using these knobs and I think this will last me years. That's definitely something you want when you buy a midi controller. For midi controllers in this price range, i found out a lot of them have quite cheap feel to them.  This one however, first of all, the outer housing has a rubbery finish so that's already something that makes it feel solid. It feels good and is quite strong as well. The Knobs, that's something i really really like. First of all, they don't wiggle so they are really solid knobs. They also have that rubbery finish. I've been using controllers from this price range and the ones that i had, had quite plasticy feeling knobs - these ones actually have rubbery feeling knobs, so that's really really good. " 

    Art FX

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    What owners say

     

    This will change how I play out

     

     

    "How did I wait this long to get one? Unlreal. This is going to change how I play out. I may need another." 

    Byron, customer


    New favorite for effects & synths

     

    "I use it for everything now from controlling my effects to my soft synths. With four banks of precise rotaries and push buttons this is my new favorite. Being able to edit multiple controls in a bank also makes customizing a breeze..."

    Edward Munat, customer


    3-in-1 knobs are amazing

     

    "This is exactly the custom MIDI solution I've been after for YEARS. Getting three functions out of every knob is amazing, I love this thing more than any other controller I've ever owned. Plus every time I have a question I get an answer from DJTT in less than two days it's fantastic!"

    Max Schaffer, customer

     

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    Twister F.A.Q


    What software should I use? How do I set this up?

    You can use any software that supports midi. It's a midi controller, so it sends out midi notes and CC's just like a piano-keyboard. Most people use it with Ableton, Traktor, Adobe Lightroom, Serato, and Pro Tools . For music production, we reccomend Ableton. For DJing, we reccomend Traktor. Here's the full setup guide

    Can I have a little extra help?

     We'd love to help you. Check out our full F.A.Q section here

    Look anywhere online and you'll find somebody saying how amazingly helpful our customer support is. Contact us on live chat, or open a support ticket. 

    Why is this priced at $219?

    This is not a cheap controller to build. Other manufactures use cheap plastic knob shafts that wobble and are easy broken. We use metal knob shafts to ensure durability. We upgraded the playability via dual function encoders and we've even included free customization software with insane flexibility so your controller can perform exactly as you intended. You're paying for build quality, customization options, and LED feedback. We made our controllers for ourselves and to please DJs, not to make insane profits. At first glance it may seem expensive, but you're getting a lot for your money.  You wouldn't use a audio cable likely to break when playing a DJ gig, so why would you buy a poor quality midi controller?

    Is the Twister standalone or do I need a computer?

    You need a computer. The Twister will work with any computer that has a USB port and supports MIDI. The MidiFighter Twister is a class compliant, plug and play controller. 

    Can I use this with other controllers? 

    Yes! Producers love using the Twister alongside Ableton Push 2, piano keyboards, and analog synths. DJs love using it alongside Native instruments, Numark, Pioneer, and Serato hardware. The special button functionality (filters, push-to-reset, shift knobs) are setup via our free Midi Fighter utility software and will work in any software that supports midi allowing you to expand your softwares limits.

    Do you ship internationally?

    Yes we do, and can ship quickly too. Full details here

    How long does it take to ship to me (domestic & international)?

    Check out our shipping map here

    My question isn't listed. Where is the full F.A.Q?

    Checkout our full support page here. If your question isn't listed, open a support ticket.


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    About DJ Techtools

     

    DJ TechTools' mission is to help, inspire and teach people how to get more out of music technology every day by publishing deep dive reviews, video tutorials and with amazing interviews with cutting edge artists. To achieve this we:

    • Invent original hardware that solves real needs for DJs in creative ways

    • Make the tools fun, playful and easy to use
    • Build everything on a foundation of online community, education and collaboration.

    These principles have been imbued in all products we have designed, manufactured or invented including:

    DJ TechTools products

    Third party products

    DJ TechTools was founded by technology pioneer and DJ, Ean Golden. For the full history of DJ TechTools, watch the video or read the article