Midi Fighter Twister

(S Bateman) #1

I’m looking for a new midi controller for VCV Rack. I really like the look of the Midi Fighter Twister, does anyone have any experience with it controlling the rack?
I don’t really want keyboard or sequencer functionality, I want a minimalist, non linear approach to my music making. The idea of using one encoder to operate two functions is also appealing to me as is a small unit that won’t get In the way.
Any one with any experience with it or insight would be useful. Thanks :slight_smile:


I have a MF Twister and have had some success using it with Rack, but I foresee it becoming much more useful in v1 when it will be possible to assign knobs in Rack to MIDI CCs directly (i.e., not limited to where a cable can be patched).

As for the device itself, I personally think it more than lives up to the hype. It’s very sturdy, the knobs feel great, it has a ton of options, and (most importantly) it’s dead easy to configure.

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(S Bateman) #3

Thanks sweetestdestroyer :slight_smile: I ordered one a few days ago, it seemed perfect for what I want to do which is a minimal setup in vcv and for a controller.

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(Rob S) #4

Agreed. Midi-mapping in V1 will be a game-changer. IMO the biggest thing missing from the virtual Eurorack experience is the limited ability to use physical knobs, levels, pads, etc. And that changes with V1.

MF Twister is an excellent choice for adding this physical dimension to Rack. MFT is a high quality product and is very customizable with its software.

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I had one long before I started using VCV Rack, and was pleased at how perfectly it works. Fantastic option for a MIDI controller IMO. It even visually works with VCV - 4x4 grid of knobs = 4x4 grid in the MIDI CC module.

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(S Bateman) #6

Well my little box of joy arrived today. Very happy so far with the little time I’ve spent with it. I’m sure with a little practice the mouse is history beyond setting things up initially.
My mission is to stick to a few carefully chosen modules that inspire me and maybe change out one every month or so if I feel so inclined. We’ll see, but bottom line workflow and expression is important to me and the MF is a little step towards that. It’s nice to feel a little more connected to what I’m doing.

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(Dj Ezmyrelda) #7

I’m currently trying to conceptualize what two midi mighter twister specific modules might include feature wise. What I would like to eventually do is have a module that sends midi clock to the twister so that the internal drum machine could be used along with cv outputs that would translate all of the drum machine functions into useful parameters so that you could basically have 1:1 feature access to all the internal drum machine features… another module would be a basic 16 step sequencer that used the second page of the twister. You could then have 1 page for drum machine sound sculpting, one for melodic step sequencer editing, one page for mixer and another for effects.

(Catronomix) #8

I didnt know my mf had an actual drum machine inside… I thought this was controlled from the DAW (like ableton and control surface mapping)