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MF Twister Ableton Sequencer

Description and Instructions

To maximise Twister's sequencer functionality I made a special Drum Rack that allows you to route each column's audio into an internal track so you can expect the same workflow as you get in Traktor's Remix Decks. This allows you to not only add effects per sample as you would expect in Ableton but have column specific effects, mutes and filters.


1. To install this Drum Rack simply download the attached zip file and uncompress it.

2. Open the contained Ableton Project.

3. Open Ableton's preferences and navigate to the MIDI/Sync tab.

4. Enable TRACK and REMOTE Inputs.

5. Enable SYNC and REMOTE Outputs.


To enter the sequencer layer simply hold down both middle side buttons on your device and finally press the top right side button to start Twister's clock. If can't get it to work make sure the project is running.

If you want to save this project as your template so it loads each time Ableton boots then open it's preferences window and click SAVE in the File/Folder tab.


NOTE: The Ableton session needs to be running in order for the sequencer to work since it relies on Ableton's Master Clock.
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Comments for v1.0.1
Will about 1 month ago
Hi. This is great, it works really well. Took a bit of fiddling but got there in the end.
Will about 1 month ago

Is there any way of saving the global state of the device? If I program in lots of different drum patterns the only ones saved when I switch the twister on and off again are the ones that were playing when I save each time. This is a bit annoying for use a live instrument as I can't quickly switch between saved patterns for each voice. The default patterns are ok but not good for different styles of beats.

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padi_04 about 1 month ago

You can press the lower right side button to enter the unit's built in snapshots page.

Will 3 days ago

Thanks for your reply. The snapshots only save the first pattern slot on each channel, the rest reset every time I restart the twister. This makes the devices Utility for performance somewhat limited as I have to start from almost default every time unless I just want to use one pattern on each channel for every snapshot. Is there a way to save all of the patterns if you change them?

brandon 2 months ago
I've been trying to get this to work in live10 for three days. I'm moments away from driving to DJTT main office and chucking this device through their goddamned window. I've installed MFT8.mfs, set inputs/outputs per instructions, and fiddled with every setting in between to make this work as a sequencer...NOTHING WORKS. A little help here?
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padi_04 2 months ago

I'm guessing you mean this one (https://maps.djtechtools.com/mappings/2702) since the template you are commenting on has no "MFT8.mfs" file. If the script doesn't show up make sure you copied over all contents of the Script folder to the intended destination and NOT the Script folder as a whole. It's most likely step 2 what's getting in the way for you.

Ray Salas about 1 year ago
Hi, The sequencer is running at 1/32 how do I change it to 1/16? Thanks!
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Craig Woolard over 1 year ago
Padi, holding down the side buttons to resync the internal clock is not working in Ableton Live 10. Can you update the script to work reliably with the latest version of Ableton Live 10?
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padi_04 over 1 year ago

This is a traditional mapping which doesn't rely on scripting (it's using Twister's internal sequencer). Make sure the project is running (play button is lit green in Ableton) and that SYNC out is enabled for Twister in the MIDI/Sync preferences.

Tomi almost 2 years ago
How do you get it to sync with the click? The twister sequencer runs on it own and it's impossible to play with other stuff because how it is not syncable
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padi_04 almost 2 years ago

Side buttons can be used to resync the internal clock