chris.falvo 2 years ago

June 24, 2012

 

This just in from Ian Golding’s DJ Tech Tools!

“Are you looking for fun, expressive and intuitive control over audio software like Ableton Live or Traktor?”

The brand new Midi Fighter 3D combines 16 customizable RGB illuminated arcade buttons with high resolution motion sensors that produce mind-blowing control across each axis of movement. With four banks, six shift buttons and five unique motion controls, the possibilities with the 3D are endless.

The Midi Fighter 3D is the first instrument of its kind, revolutionizing the way we control music and taking electronic music performance into a new dimension of musicality and expression. By combining state of the art motion sensors, the best arcade buttons available, a gig ready build, this amazing instrument will truly re-invent the way the world plays and performs music.

Ian was asked some questions about the new product;

Is this the controller you were going to announce at BPM and then NAMM?

Yes – it took us longer than expected to get absolutely perfect :)

What about the Midi Fighter Classic and Pro? 

All existing Midi Fighters will continue to be supported and sold. The Midi Fighter Classic is our fully personalized boutique version that is made to order ($179). The Midi Fighter Pro ($299) offers a different workflow for specific DJs require robust, analogue-style controls.  If any customers purchased a Midi Fighter in the last 30 days and wants to upgrade to a 3D, you can return it for a full credit towards a 3D.

Can I purchase the 3D now?

Yes!

Will this controller only be available through DJTechTools.com?

This is the first controller that we will also be offering through a few exclusive retail locations around the globe. DJTT is looking for a few great music stores that really love our products and want to help support controllerism. If you know of a store that you would like to see the 3D carried in, please let us know! Just email: chris (at) djtechtools.com

What are the side buttons for? 

These are six shift buttons that can be used for preset selection or just about anything you want. We will be releasing a hand strap that allows you to hold the 3D in your hand and activate the side buttons while holding it – guitar style.

Can I set the colors of the buttons on the fly? 

Yes- the firmware for the 3D is amazing! It allows you to set the colors of the buttons with various patterns, blinking and effects all from software via MIDI-out commands.

How accurate is the 3D Tracking? 

The range of each movement is always absolute and reliable so you can always find a value through muscle memory. The values and quality of the data coming out is unprecedented.

PEOPLE ARE SAYING …

“Finally, a visually striking controller that requires its user to do more than just twist a few knobs.”
– CNET

“The Midi Fighter 3D is a super fun controller, and a nice new take on the button grid layout. Get some!”
– Edison, Controllerism Battle Champion

“Simply Amazing!!”
– Beatportal

More for info, check out the website here.

 

Chris Falvo

DJ C FAL

Traktor Instructor

Email me at cfalvo@djmag.ca

 

Check out our interview with Gigantor from Evol Intent here!


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