When designing the Midi Fighter 3D, we discovered the advanced multi dimensional control really shines in a diverse performance environment like Ableton Live. One of our employees, Mad Zach, developed a unique template for Ableton and the 3D that brings out the expression through powerful drum racks packed with great drums and synths. While designed specifically for the Midi Fighter 3D, it can be mapped to work with all controllers – so click through to watch his demo and for a free download of the template and soundpack.
How Does The Ableton Template Work?
The Template and Soundpack
Like all DJTT mappings, we will be offering this Ableton template for free on our new MIDI mapping site. Big thanks to Mad Zach himself who has single-handedly championed the 3D on Ableton with the support and encouragement of the entire DJTT team. Here’s Mad Zach’s explanation of how the template works!
The template is a combination of MIDI drum loops and one shots. Each bank contains three stages of beat, which typically vary from primary and alternate, to build/fill. There is also a stop beat button on each bank. Above the bottom row of beat control are three independent percussion/rhythm MIDI loops which can also be used to enhance or strip your mix. Each bank also contains a build button, which is responsive to motion control, and can be used to create epic builds on the fly. The one shots are both samples and synth patches. Most of them are responsive to the 3D’s motion. If you tilt the 3D to the left, it will activate a beat repeat, and tilting forward applies a master low pass filter to the mix.
Download the project file for this Midi Fighter 3D template on our Maps site.
One note about compatibility- this version is for Ableton Live 8 only, and requires Operator. Future versions will incorporate Ableton 7 support!
Stay tuned for updates and more content for this template, as well as more official mappings for the Midi Fighter 3D!
Here is one final performance that just showed up on You-Tube, a sick live remix of Korn using the 3D.