Friday Fun: Our Favorite Midi Fighter 3D Videos

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!

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.

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!


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!  

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  • Underground

    So how far away are we from getting this sort of capability with the iPad itself? Rheyne’s video is excellent but it seems that he only needs one piece of kit and if the iPad had the same 3D motion sensing capability that the (awesome) MF3D does, I know which one I would rather have. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love a MF3D, and might actually get one after watching the demo’s, but having just shelled out on a brand new iPad, I’m wondering why I even bothered!

  • ToastySD

    Any Serato mappings for the 3D?

  • RunBantayRun

    Another great video for MF3D and Reason 6.5 from Mattias the propellerhead guy.

  • RockingClub

    Rheyne Music’s stuff is purely awesome!

  • RunBantayRun

    The 3D kicking ass and taking names on Reason! Maybe we’ll get to see a Kong based combinator sound pack soon too ey Mad Zach please? This is definitely making me want one.

    • moonunit

      That would be awesome… unfortunately I don’t think M.Z. uses Reason at all really.

      I currently have a midi-fighter pro and have utilized mine for kong mappings, but the faders and filter knob annoy me to no end as they act as ‘notes.’ 

      • Michael Mitchell

        Moonunit, if you put your Midi Fighter Pro into “Ableton Mode” using the utility it will disable the end notes.

        • RunBantayRun

          hey guys! i just saw this from that propellerhead guy’s youtube using MF3D for buffre and slicer. maybe you’ll get some ideas here too.

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  • Stewe

    How to get one for free? Any tutorials ya, ya…

  • CJM19

    Sooo want a midi fighter 3D!!

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    • Anonymous

       but your comment is the last one we read, thus proving your statement invalid 😀

      • JuanSOLO

        not if your setting are “oldest first” making your statement invalid.

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