EDIT: Sorry, I didn't realize the MIDIFighters stuff was already covered in this thread.
Movin' on anyway ....
Panason wrote:Why oh why will they not make a dedicated hardware controller?! 8 knobs on Maschine or their keyboards just doesn't cut it.
Massive is a very strong argument against spending thousands on hardware synths. I wish I would use it but just cannot be bothered to use the mouse to make sounds.
Loving the look of the new GUI.
MIDIFighters "Twister" .... outstanding MIDI controller with 4 banks of 16 knobs (so 64 knobs). Each knob has a push-button function (push the knob down like a button) as well as a "Super Knob" function (push and hold the knob down while turning it). LED rings around each knob inform of the knob's position ... change functions or programs and the LED rings show where each knob is "set". Each knob may be assigned to any MIDI CC, on any MIDI channel (per knob!). I have the Twister ... the knobs ~feel~ better than most high end analog hardware synths, even those on my 5U modular.
$220.00 plus shipping is what they go for. I bought mine during the Christmas holidays when they were on sale for $199.99 and free shipping. Best MIDI controller I've ever owned. I also bought a MIDI Fighters "3D" ... the one with the arcade buttons and the motion sensor. So I have the Twister and the 3D. Amazingly useful MIDI controllers, and I've no trouble recalling which bank I'm in ... color coding is simple to recall, especially when you are the one that actually sets up and picks out the colors, and which controls are assigned to which MIDI CC. It's no more difficult that remembering that the red knob on your hardware synth is the VCF cutoff (or whatever).
There is configuration software that programs each knob's function ... the software is a free of charge download.
The entire enclosure is covered in a rubber-like material, as are the knobs themselves. The "Twister" has excellent capability. 64 knobs, 64 buttons, 64 push-and-turn "super knobs". There are also three push buttons located on each side (total of six push buttons) of the enclosure.
The Twister may also be configured as a sequencer.
Sold at "DJ TechTools" only.
LINK = https://www.midifighter.com/
Or lookumup on the googulz.
Panason wrote:These toys look cool and seem useful but in practice they are not ...
Oh really! ... so I take it you didn't like yours then ... y'know, the one you bought and used with your system?
Panason wrote:Especially if you switch to another bank, lol.
That's too bad, I'm sorry you didn't like yours.
Oh wait ... you've never even held one in your hand, let alone ever used one (if I recall properly).
Panason wrote:Colour coding isn't enough.
Isn't enough for you
They certainly seem to be enough for all of us that actually own them. And I don't see anyone in the numerous video depicting the Twister in use having trouble knowing which bank they're in. These things have been produced for over five years now (in various configurations). And since they're hand made, the builders must be wasting an awful lot of their time building them to fill orders ... y'know since the Twister is so useless and all.
Funny, they sell very well (new) but you rarely see them for sale (used) on eBay or Reverb, or even here in Miffwugglers. Must be that owners are unwilling to let go of them.
But how can that be, since they're so useless and clumsy?