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For All Controllers

Any button grid midi controller will work with this tutorial. Although you must have Ableton to play the packs natively. The video focuses on Midi Fighter but the techniques can be applied to any controller.

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Overhead Views

The tutorial includes over 20 different beat variations to practice, covers ergonomics and sample layout, and how to get started on a practice routine.

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Powerful Beat Techs

Throughout the tutorial you'll learn some powerful techniques like: lazy kicks, fast hats, swung crabs, rolls, jazz beats, practice techniques, and more.

"Welp, should've read the reivews first, I guess... So when it says "This is an excerpt from the full 25-minute tutorial" in the preview, that's not actually true at all. An actual excerpt from the tutorial would've been much more usefull, and would have saved me $10. There's nothing about keyboard drumming in the 25-minute tutorial. Also, the real tutorial is very little actual instruction, and mostly just overhead footage of MZ playing different beats on a Midi Fighter. There are a couple of actual hints and tips in lesson 1 and 5, and the first few minutes includes some useful information on ergonomics. The two different camera angles would be great, if the tripod wasn't blocking everything in the other shot. Definitely the worst ten bucks I've spent in the recent past, would this have been a retail purchase, I would definitely file for a refund."

Paavi
March 8, 2015

"I've been digit-drumming (sounds cooler than finger drumming) for a while now, and Zack still gives fresh insight into better techniques and great digit drumming setups. And of course the sound packs are freakin' awesome! "

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December 10, 2014

Technical Details


Testimonials:

"Dude. Wow. I can't thank you enough! I bought all of your packs from DJTT, your programming is incredible." - Ill Gates

"Just bought your sample pack tutorial and watched it in one sitting, i was thoroughly entertained!! I watch alot of tutorials and i must say alot of them are boring as hell, but yours was on point! It was inspiring, resourceful, easy-to-follow, hilarious and down right tasteful! Hella juicy beat too! I would buy another right now if you had it, meaning you should totally do another." - Joseph March



Key Lessons:

  • Ergonomics and Sample Layout:  techniques for creating more dynamic drums for live performance - from scratch!
  • Beats to Practice: over 20 unique beat variations and rudiments to practice
  • Techniques for the Left Hand
  • Advanced Controllerism: practicing crabs, envelope tickling, and builds
  • Practicing a routine: As a culmination of all the techniques shown in the tutorial, Mad Zach walks us through a complete routine that incorporates all the elements shown in the tutorial.

Streaming Details

This product is delivered as a streaming video and includes: 
  • unlimited streaming of each lesson, as many times as you want, forever.
  • all of the sounds used to craft the pack
  • the complete Ableton template

Why DJ TechTools?


  • All orders will ship in 24 hours or less
  • Every purchase is backed by the DJ TechTools "way cool" guarantee with easy returns
  • Professional DJ staff is online and ready to help
  • Every order directly supports the DJ community
  • Best price guarantee
  • Free shipping in the US, low rates to Europe
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Customer Reviews



“Welp, should've read the reivews first, I guess... So when it says "This is an excerpt from the full 25-minute tutorial" in the preview, that's not actually true at all. An actual excerpt from the tutorial would've been much more usefull, and would ha...” [read more]

"Welp, should've read the reivews first, I guess... So when it says "This is an excerpt from the full 25-minute tutorial" in the preview, that's not actually true at all. An actual excerpt from the tutorial would've been much more usefull, and would have saved me $10. There's nothing about keyboard drumming in the 25-minute tutorial. Also, the real tutorial is very little actual instruction, and mostly just overhead footage of MZ playing different beats on a Midi Fighter. There are a couple of actual hints and tips in lesson 1 and 5, and the first few minutes includes some useful information on ergonomics. The two different camera angles would be great, if the tripod wasn't blocking everything in the other shot. Definitely the worst ten bucks I've spent in the recent past, would this have been a retail purchase, I would definitely file for a refund."

Paavi
March 8, 2015

"I've been digit-drumming (sounds cooler than finger drumming) for a while now, and Zack still gives fresh insight into better techniques and great digit drumming setups. And of course the sound packs are freakin' awesome! "

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December 10, 2014

"Perfect for newbie like me, recommended to all who wants to learn finger drumming and the price is worth it."

Falling_fruits
July 15, 2014

"I also bought this to start practicing on the computer keyboard. Nice tutorial but it's worthless if i can't use it on the computer keyboard. Any feedback would be helpful"

May 12, 2014

"As Zima said, there is nothing about the computer keyboard! This is very disappointing as it was the main reason for purchasing the video... Could we have some feedback?"

February 15, 2014

"Why there is nothing on the keyboard? The tutorial explicitly shows the keyboard finger drumming and that's why I bought it... Was there an older version? Can you share it, please?"

February 14, 2014

“It gave me enough options for starting to finger drum on my new spectra that it was totally worth it. I also have volumes 1 and 2 of the soundpacks, the naming convention could be a little bit more consistent but like all Mad Zach stuff, the content is...” [read more]

"It gave me enough options for starting to finger drum on my new spectra that it was totally worth it. I also have volumes 1 and 2 of the soundpacks, the naming convention could be a little bit more consistent but like all Mad Zach stuff, the content is totally worth it. That being said, Mad Zach gets right to it in this video you'll end up watching this video dozens of times if not hundreds! Funny dude too... "

December 29, 2013

"great tutorial! though i wish he slowed down during the part where he taught the various drumming patterns"

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December 6, 2013

“Amazing tutorial, definitely learning a lot, but I have two complaints. 1. They need to add bookmarking to their video player because you can only rewind in minute-long chunks. 2. They need to add slow-motion to their video player. I could d...” [read more]

"Amazing tutorial, definitely learning a lot, but I have two complaints. 1. They need to add bookmarking to their video player because you can only rewind in minute-long chunks. 2. They need to add slow-motion to their video player. I could do both of these in an external video player but due to piracy concerns, I don't have that option. As a result, I end up spending hours rewinding and rewatching sections to learn some of the subtleties of the drum patterns. If you added those two features, I would pay more for this without question. "

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September 1, 2013

"Great tutorial to help get started. My only complaint is that at time it'd be nice to have some of the combinations at a slower tempo."

Iconspeaker
July 29, 2013

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