Midi Fighter 3D

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Connect, trigger, & tilt to perform

  • High performance music controller
  • Full color configurable arcade buttons
  • Total motion control on all 3 axis

Designed for expressive control over Traktor, Ableton, or any program you wish. Pro buttons for pro performances in one cool package.

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What Makes The 3D Great?

  • Includes software and 30 free training lessons
  • Fun and easy way to learn music skills
  • Way quieter than a drum kit but just as fun!
  • Compatible with ALL major music software out of the box

Fun and Powerful

Remember playing in the arcade? Wasn't it FUN? Shouldn't music making feel fun and not frustrating? Meet the 3D: 4 banks of 16 buttons means this is all you need to play a full song. The fully customizable LEDs let you create bright, eye-popping light shows.

Plays Like A Drum

Authentic Japanese arcade buttons are the highest quality button in the world, offering industry leading latency and an incredible feel. They bounce back with spring loading for ultra fast playback and easy triplets & drum rolls. It's popular for a reason.

Built Like A Tank

All 16 Sanwa arcade butons are made in Japan to the highest specification. Rated at 5 million presses, they will probably never break in your lifetime. Combine that with rock solid construction and zero moving parts? This will survive a serious beating.

The Best Buttons

Every Midi Fighter is equipped with the most responsive and durable buttons in the world. Genuine Sanwa buttons have been built in Japan and tested for years in the most demanding environments including every arcade machine in the world. The result is a robust, feather light button you can count on during every show. We spared no expense to provide you with the very best trigger available.

Our Buttons

Their Buttons

  • Cost $2.50 each
  • Rated to last 5 million presses
  • Full 1mm of travel
  • Bounces back like a real drum
  • Made in Japan
  • Ball bearing contacts work every time
  • Clear audible feedback
  • Only on the Midi Fighter
  • Ultra low latency (industry leading, due to unique button design)
  • Cost $0.05 each
  • 40,000 presses before failure
  • No travel
  • No bounce back
  • Made In China
  • Metal Dome contact is prone to errors
  • Minimal feedback is barely audible
  • Inside every controller in the world, including your TV remote
  • Slower response (not optimized for rapid fire playback)

"Wow, just love this controller. Super fast buttons, bringing me back to the arcades of my youth. I'm not missing velocity at all. The LED customization options are pretty nifty too. Exceptionally well built, portable, capable of so much. Shipping to Canada was quick and reasonably priced. Thanks DJTT!" Marsalt - November 14, 2017

Built To Last

With buttons rated at 5 million presses and the best components in the world - there is a reason we get very few returns. These controllers are built to last the test of time, and deliver show after show. Dj's and producers use the controllers around the world on stage and in the studio. The button lighting customization options are often used to color code each button by function so critical functions are clearly visible.

"Out of all the gear we bring on Tour, the Midi Fighter 3D is the only tool that never breaks. We bring 5 of them for every show and they always work wonderfully" Linkin Park - Stage Manager

Plug and Play

Unpack and start playing right away. The Midi Fighter 3D is perfect for use with Mad Zach’s sound packs. This means you'll get a constant stream of expertly crafted material for both practice and inspiration. Every customer will get a free set of professional sound packs built for this controller from some of the top finger drummers in the world including:

  • Shawn Wasabi
  • Apoth
  • Mad Zach
  • Choke
  • Ill Gates

"Amazing. So much fun to play. Mad Zach has some really fun samples just to get down to I've been using with the fighter. The arcade style buttons are so responsive. Easy and super fun. You won't regret the purchase. Also DJ Tech Tools customer support while asking questions about this was so informative and helpful." extrasnice - July 7, 2017

Key Features:
  • Accurate, detailed precision on all axis
  • Full motion tracking of tilt, pan, and rotation.
  • Map accelerometer data to any midi-compatible effect or software
  • Traktor Pro, Ableton Live and Serato Scratch official mappings
  • Customizable, animated LED color rings
  • The Midi Fighter 3D is a class compliant, plug and play controller
  • It will work with any computer that has a USB port and supports MIDI
Size + Weight:
  • Height: 6" / 15.24cm
  • Width: 6" / 15.24cm
  • Depth: 1.5" / 3.81cm
  • Weight: 1lb / 0.45kg

Midi Fighter 3D User Guide (PDF): everything you need to know about configuring and mapping your Midi Fighter 3D.

Midi Fighters 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


1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter 3D via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility.

3. Make sure your Midi Fighter is in "Traktor Mode" in the Utility. Find out what Ableton and Traktor mode mean in the Midi Fighter Utility.

4. Once you have the firmware up to date you need to download a mapping. Here are the mappings

5. Import your mapping.

  • If you are using only one controller click the big Import button in the preferences menu between Export and Setup Wizard, make sure all available boxes under "Select Categories to Import" are checked.
  • If you are using your Midi Fighter with another controller read this article on how to import multiple TSI files

6. Go to Preferences > Controller Manager and select the Midi Fighter mapping in the Device drop down menu. There may be more than one. Select one line at a time and set the in and out ports to your Midi Fighter.

7. If your effects aren't working correctly then you need to import the effects settings again. Use the big import button between export and set up wizard in the preferences menu under controller manager. Import the *.tsi file again and only check "effects settings" under "select categories to import"

If you want to use your Midi Fighter 3D in Remix Deck Mode, please see the Remix Deck Mode Guide


1. Download the Midi Fighter Utility, it is an essential tool for configuring and updating your Midi Fighter

2. Plug in your Midi Fighter Pro via USB (not to a USB hub) and follow the onscreen instructions on the utility.

3. Make sure your Midi Fighter is in "Ableton Mode" in the Utility. Find out what Ableton and Traktor mode mean in the Midi Fighter Utility

4. Open Ableton Live

5. Go to Preferences > Midi/Sync

6. Go to the Midi Ports section and turn remote on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. You will also need to turn track on for the input and output of the Midi Fighter. More information about what this means.

Other Useful Information And Resources

Please visit our support page for technical and order support. Or check out our forums and join our community discussion.

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Timothy J.
United States United States

Excellent for motion graphics

I actually got this to set up as a hotkey bank for many programs I use when creating motion graphics. Very easy to set up with miditranslator pro.

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Dave H.
United States United States


Really love the quality and build of the fighter and twister. Big fan of the company now and I’ve gotten several of my friends to purchase one

Tomatofestivall a.k.a DJ SENGOKU

Midi Fighter 3D is Simple and deep

The operation is intuitive, so it is easy to add to your own environment. I think the name MIDI FIGHTER has a great sense! Thank you!

Aaron J.
United States United States

Midi. Fighter 3D

Love It! So much can be done with this small rugged piece of gear!

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