Last November DJ TechTools challenged members of the community with the Midi Fighter Twist-Off Contest. Whoever could produce the best video routine showcasing the Midi Fighter Twister would be the recipient of $500 in store credit and would have their video featured on the DJTT Blog and social media networks. We received several entries and have finally chosen a winner. Read on to find out who the Twist-Off champion is.
Thank You from DJTT
Before we get into the submissions and the Twist Off winner, the DJTT team wants to say thank you to everyone that sent an entry in. Every performance had something unique to showcase such as complex mappings, composition, and using the Twister with different gear/software. This shows the diversity of the DJ community – even though the tools may be the same the approach is different for each person.
Lastly, it takes guts to put yourself out there online. So even though there can only be one winner, we wanted to acknowledge everyone for having the courage to put themselves out there. Jump ahead to the winning video here, or read Ean Golden’s feedback on all of the entries
Amazing music – we simply loved listening to this one for hours. It also wins best controller video setting of the year award hands down! It was hard to tell what the knobs were doing to the music all the time, which could have been one area of improvement.
Clever use of head mounted GoPro was novel and also a little wobbly at times. Love this studio – tiny all concrete room with no windows, you must get lost in there for hours! Some off beat parts lost a few points towards the end.
Tomash Ghz Live
Only Animals – GD Music
Nice use of the Twister sequencer and LEDs for feedback from the Max for Live device. We would definitely love to hear more about how this the device works.
Switch – Jason Fahl
The Bohemian – Grabiner
And the winner is…. IamSahab
Congratulations to IamSahab, the Midi Fighter Twist Off Champion. IamSahab is the grand prize winner of $500 in DJTT Store credit or $300 cash. This video wins the composition award. He uses a wide range of gear and styles very effectively to build a really pleasant sounding track. IamSahab also gets bonus points for laying down his own vocals and using the Twister for vocal processing. We want this track!
Runner Up Winners
As mentioned in the original Twist Off contest announcement, we are acknowledging two runner up winners who will receive a Midi Fighter T-Shirt and $30 in DJTT store credit. The runner up winners are:
- Micro Dub
- Only Animals – GD Music
Congratulations to all the contestants for submitting their entries. Putting together a routine is not easy and requires serious creative effort. We hope that the DJTT community can draw inspiration and learn something from these unique performances.