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    Default Idea for Midi Fighters

    With the MF Twister coming in January, I started thinking that a way of joining MFs together might be a good idea.

    It would be a simple plate of aluminum (rounded and annodized dust black) with rubber feet on the bottom. The mounting holes match the MF assembly holes, so all you need are slightly longer screws. You really wouldn't need all 4 holes, just 2 diagonal from each other, but I was thinking about some spacers between the MF and the plate to be able to see the ground LEDs better. I guess that could be option in the mounting.

    Overall length would be about 14 inches+. So about an inch shy of mixer length. There would also be an inch + space between the MF's to accommodate a right angle USB plug.

    Here's my crude rendering.
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    I imagine this used with one MF above the other (a Spectra with a Twister on top), but side by side mounting would be no problem except the side buttons would be a little harder to access in the middle area. Though still accessible.

    I'm sure a product design pro could come up with a more elegant solution (one with out having to screw it to the plate), but I was going for simple and easy/cheap to produce. Not that I have the where with all to get such a thing into production, but maybe DJTT would if there is enough interest. Or it could be a simple DIY project for those who want one bad enough.

    What do you think? would you want/use one?

    Do you see any flaws with the general concept? (ie am I missing something?)

    Of course, at this point I am assuming the Twister is using the same casing as the Spectra and assembled in a similar fashion.

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    yes i see a flaw
    what if you wanted to raise and tilt ONE MF but not the other?
    If they are both mounted to the plate, they would move in tandem instead of being independant.

    What i would like to see is a GOOSENECK type of plate for them

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    I wasn't thinking of a 3D with this. Curious as to why you would want one tilted?
    That does get me thinking that a riser to tilt the back one would be nice.

    Adding a mic stand/goose neck mount to the bottom would be easy. Great idea!
    mount.jpg
    Something like this for mic stands.

    flange.jpg
    Something like this for gooseneck.
    Last edited by VanGogo; 11-04-2013 at 05:17 PM.

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    oh no i dont mean TILTED and stationed in that tilted position
    im talking about what you tilt or twist it to activate any motion sensors you have mapped to encoders

    right now i have mine mapped so that if i have an effect running (because i pressed a button and am holding it)
    when i tilt it to the back, the effect is lessend
    if i tilt it towards me, the effect is greater

    its like a WET / DRY setting
    back is DRY
    forward is WET

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    actually if my memory serves me correctly, when you plug in your MF3Ds they need to be on a level serface.
    Because they go through a quick calibration when booted.

    If they arent level and you start to use them under certain mappings, youll get some pretty not so accurate responses to their movement and placement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanGogo View Post
    I wasn't thinking of a 3D with this.

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    sun of a 8itch!! how did i miss that? HAHAHAHA sorry mate

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    That's quite alright, it led to the stand mount idea.

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    This is pretty good idea +1

    Maybe a protective case too with removable cover which brings MFs to the mixer height.

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    The Midi Fighter Twister might look like its constructed in exactly the same way as the Spectra but underneath it actually has a large circular recess.

    I plan on making a self adhesive stand mount which can be purchased and then applied to this recess to allow easy mounting to equipment stands.

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