Perfect studio addition for any level producer or musician
Out-of-the-box compatible with ALL major music software
Great for DJs that want to expand their setup and get creative
Four banks of 16 high-resolution encoders with a configurable button on every knob. Little space, lots of control.
Dynamic LED Feedback
Multi colored LED rings that provide clear feedback on a knob's position. Always know what's happening without getting lost in the software.
Easy to Integrate
Compact and completely USB-powered, the Midi Fighter Twister is easy to fit into any gear bag and integrate into every work flow.
Configure & Customize
The MF Utility software allows you to customize everything including LED Color and switch styles for advanced control.
With 64 flexible knobs and buttons, this is the most compact and powerful studio controller for automation out there!
The Twister comes with a hardware step sequencer designed for Traktor that turns a remix deck into a powerful drum machine.
The Twister features 16 endless encoders without any end points that provide un paralleled flexibility. Each knobs position is dynamically shown by LED multi-color rings, so you can seamlessly switch between banks, effects, plug-ins and synths. Control your entire rig from a single device, while everything stays perfectly in sync visually. Always know what is actually happening in your music.
"Wish I had purchased this when I first began to learn Ableton Live. Makes creating on Live even more intuitive and fun. Excellent product!" James Gardner - July 17, 2017
We have built 5 exclusive MIDI features designed for producers and live performers that will double your control surface.
CC Toggle - Push down the knob to turn an effect on and off, like an EQ for instance.
DJ Filter - A 1-knob DJ Filter.& Great for pan or a combined low pass high pass filter.
Push to Reset - Push down the knob to reset encoder value. Great for filters and master effects.
Encoder Fine Adjust - Normally the knob controls a wide MIDI range. Push and hold a knob to enable super fine control. Great for EQ or synths.
Shift Encoder Hold - 2 knobs in one. A knob twist will send one midi message. While pressing down a knob, the same knob will send a separate midi message.
Every succesfull producer in the world has personalized their workflow to make amazing music. Your controller should allow the same. Combine The Twisters flexible encoders with an Ableton Template so that every time you have an amazing idea, a powerful studio environment is there to support you.
"I use it for everything now from controlling my effects to my soft synths. With four banks of precise rotaries and push buttons this is my new favorite. Being able to edit multiple controllers in a bank also makes customizing a breeze..." Edward - Twister Customer"
We spared no expense in sourcing the best endless encoders from the world famous ALPS company that are suitable for live performance and studio work. The twister's knobs have a silky feel that is completely unique and will not be found in any other knob - because they are custom made for us!
"I have a new favorite controller. I love new gear and have amassed quite the collection of controllers ranging from very affordable to fairly expensive. I was originally a bit hesitant at the price of the Midi Fighter Twister, but I'm so glad I went for it. This is my new go-to controller. Since it's essentially both buttons AND knobs, it can do virtually anything. If you haven't added this to your music arsenal yet, you're missing a vital weapon of creativity." Eric - February 18, 2017
The controller is used a lot for DJ effects. For example: Twisted Gratification unlocks 16 combo-effects in Traktor enabling Richie Hawtin and Dubfire style effects with the single turn of a knob. A release-all knob turns off all effects with an echo in just one press.
The Twister is equipped with some very special PUSH encoders that allow turn control with a built in button. This doubles your control surface and provides far more performance in a tiny footprint.
The Twister comes with a hardware step sequencer designed for Traktor that turns a remix deck into a powerful drum machine and works with pretty much anything that can send a MIDI clock signal. Worried about your other banks? It lives in a 5th bank and can be used along any other mappings you feel like rocking on stage or at your studio.
"In a word... badass. Sex appeal, build quality, form factor and the ridiculous range of features make the MF Twister like nothing else available. I am blown away by the Traktor sequencer features and that's just one way to use this controller Doug - June 1, 2015
16 high resolution encoders with integrated push switch and LED feedback
6 side mounted function keys
Highly portable form factor
USB bus powered - no wall adapter required
Artists Are Saying:
"The Midi Fighter Twister is exactly what was missing from the world of CC based controllers. The push encoders are the perfect nexus of button and knob, cleverly programmable and designed with the level of quality and polish characteristic of DJ Tech Tools." - Ill Gates
"The MF Twister has fast become my trusted go-to controller for encoders. It soars above the competition in terms of quality, versatility, and portability. Everyone needs a good set of knobs, and the Twister delivers." - Mad Zach
Size + Weight:
Height: 6" / 15.24cm
Width: 6" / 15.24cm
Depth: 2.3" / 5.84cm
Midi Fighters only ship with a Utility to set them up and handle firmware changes. Most people use them with Ableton or Traktor but they will work with any software that handles MIDI messages. For detailed information on how to setup your new Twister click here
The Midi Fighter Utility is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter and you don't need to keep it running while performing with your Midi Fighter.
Finally... A device I can really tweak and fine tune to my own needs.. I'm loving the toggle knobs, the rgb lights, the easy to navigate app. It's no b.s. my only wish is for the same device in a slimmer form, and perhaps some.kind of dust cover or case for it.
Not going to lie, I saw the video with Mr. Bill using these things and I was like GOT DAYUM I need that in my life. I am a producer and a live performer focusing on progressive rock and idm glitch ********. I also enjoy birdwatching. Except for bluejays; quite possibly the most obnoxious bird ever despite their high intelligence compared to other avian creatures.
Anyways, I find that the Twister makes the sound design process much more immersive and enjoyable. Being able to assign knobs to various parameters allows you to fine tune in a way that you can't with a mouse. Feeling out little nooks in the sound with your hands is much like finding the right chords on a piano. You're playing the synths and not just clicking through the GUI. For live, it just makes you look less like a **** pressing buttons (which is always a plus). The spot underneath the unit for storing the cable is the best idea that humanity has ever conceived. Who would have thought it would have taken us THOUSANDS of years before someone thought 'hey...maybe we should compartmentalize this little controller so that the cable isn't a pretzel when we load in'. But alas, you guys have done it. Thank you for your ingenuity.
I'm going to be getting the 16 button fighter here soon for chopping and general midi triggering live. It's cool to have things like this around in the studio for various midi flexibility and flashy lights so that clients are mesmerized by something while you **** around in Serum or pretend to know how Zebra 2 works.
You guys make great stuff and you have earned a repeat customer. Cheers.
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