Since the launch of the Midi Fighter 3D, we’ve been excited every time we see a new way that someone has figured out how to really make the controller shine in a new context. For a fun Friday post, we wanted to share a few videos that are not only technically impressive, but also interesting performances to watch combining the 3D, Reason, Ableton, and even an iPad running Lemur. Check them out after the jump!
MIDI FIGHTER 3D, REASON & JOHN CLEESE
This performance is especially fun (it’s got John Cleese samples!), and YouTube user anosoumusictube is one of the only people we’ve seen using the Midi Fighter 3D with Reason, mapping out the Midi Fighter in different Kong sets. Anosou also made the below video with the 3D that shows off just how rapidly playable the 3D’s arcade buttons are even for someone who is relatively a beginner at finger drumming- achieving something that takes a lot more effort on traditional pad controllers like a Launchpad.
MIDI FIGHTER 3D, LEMUR ON IPAD & ABLETON LIVE
If you’re not following RheyneMusic on YouTube, you should be. He posts regular incredible live jams with a ridiculous amount of controllers, iOS devices, and other equipment, as well as more focused independent videos on individual devices. In this video, Rheyne builds a performance out of a live looping on the 3D, using the motion detection to modulate the notes recorded in each loop. Fantastic stuff!
MIDI FIGHTER 3D, ABLETON & KORN STEMS
You might remember Bandesnaci from his winning entry in our Ableton drumrack contest (two words: bagpipe gabba) – and this is the prize-fueled result of his winning entry. He’s got the motion on the 3D programmed so that forward tilt is mapped to filter resonance and frequency on the synth bass, and the right tilt is mapped to sample offset on some vocal and synth bass snippets.
If you’re now having a case of gear lust, you can grab your own Midi Fighter 3D over here on the DJTT store. Have you seen any Midi Fighter 3D routines that really shine? Let us know and we’ll add them to today’s post!