How I Play: Ill.Gates Live Setup and New Performance Soundpacks

DJTT friend and Midi Fighter aficionado Ill.Gates stopped in the DJTT studio to give us an exclusive behind-the-scenes of how his live setup works. The setup includes Serato Video, a Vestax VCI-380 controller, live VJing, and fingerdrumming on the Midi Fighter 3D. At the same time, ill.Gates is launching a brand new set of performance soundpacks on the DJTT webstore – watch the video and learn more inside!

Ill.Gates’ DJTT Performance Soundpacks

We’re excited that Ill.Gates chose DJTT to exclusively launch a brand new set of advanced soundpacks for Ableton and Maschine. Coming from a background of making performance templates in Ableton, it’s no wonder that his 10-pack volume is packed full of features unlike any other soundpack collection, including:

  • “Round-Robin” samples: pads that alternate between a variety of samples randomly or in a specific order
  • Push-length Alternating Samples: samples that change on the length the button is pressed. For example, a quick tap is a click, a long tap is a clap, and holding the button triggers a camera shutter sound.
  • Bank-change triggers: Mapped specifically for the Midi Fighter 3D, this feature allows controllerists to quickly activate a sample or song clip just by switching banks – something that we’ve seen in Shawn Wasabi’s performance videos.
  • Maschine and Ableton: The advanced layout isn’t just for Ableton – ill.Gates has also gone in and built dynamic packs in the Maschine 2 software as well.

“These sound packs were a labor of love.

#1 through # 5 are designed to teach you as many of my programming secrets as possible, while #6 through #10 are touchable instruments made from the tracks that made my name.

Whether you use MIDI or play them with your hands you’re going to love jamming on these sound packs.Fun helps nurture a healthy obsession.” – Ill.Gates

Grab the full set of ill.Gates packs in the DJTT store here.

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