It’s a little bit confusing to get your head around and a little bit of a pain to set-up at first, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy playing with it & get a lot out of it if you’re struggling with finding ways to spice up your live performance.
Watch the videos and read on to learn more.
The key & BPM conventions come from Mixed In Key and you can have that software rename your tracks in this way for you simply by loading them in (it’s a preference you can set).
– KEY – BPM – TRACKNAME – #First Chain Value (between 0-127) #Second Chain Value (between 0-127) #Quantisation Value (See Quantisation Value Reference) #Scratch Sample value (optional)
Example of a “cut” track (tracks you’ll be cutting up on the MIDI fighter)
– 9A – 126 – MIDICHONDRIA – #000 #000 #16n
Example of a “scratch” track (tracks you’ll scratch over with the Twister)
– 9A – 126 – MIDICHONDRIA – #000 #006 #16n #037
The values #000 & #006 are arbitrary & always have to be these values if you’re doing a scratch track.
Additionally, the 4th number has 2 functions:
- It selects the scratch sample on “Scratchy” (Woulgs Max device)
- It tells that little box you’ll see (when you click “Open me fuckboi” on the master channel) to either say “SCRATCH” or “CUT”
16t – 16th Triplet
16n – 16th Note
8t – 8th Note Triplet
8n – 8th Note
4t – Quarter Note Triplet
4n – Quarter Note
2t – Half Note Triplet
2n – Half Note
1n – Whole Note
0n – No Quantisation (freestylin’)
- Woulg: For finishing the Chain Selector Max device & creating scratchy & just generally making this whole set possible, honestly.
- Tom Cosm: For starting the Chain Selector Max device.
- Jesse Poulton: For creating the Beats to Complex warp mode switching component in the Chain Selector Max device.
- Beats Antique: For having me on tour in the first place & forcing me to come up with a cool idea like this.
- DJ Tech Tools: For letting me show you this through their networks.