Although this is old news by now, I’m officially one of the first users of the MIDI Fighter 3D from DJTechTools, which I won off them in a contest they held back in March. The second I found out I’d won I decided to write the first complete review of the MF3D.
So after several days of rigorous testing (read: ‘playing with it and waving the thing around’) I finally think I’ve found out enough about its strong points and its kinks to write a useful article about it. Needless to say, the MIDI Fighter 3D is already a permanent part of my live setup. I find the arcade buttons a joy to play drums on, so it’s currently replacing one of my launchpads. I’ll talk more about the buttons a bit later.
The gist of what I’m about to write is this: although the hardware side of the controller is absolutely awesome and will definitely be a joy for any musical gear-head, at the time of this writing, the firmware still has some kinks and glitches. However, I’m sure DJTT will fix each and every one of them with future updates. Here’s the full version of it: [Read more...]