Using the Midi Fighter Twister with LrControl

Important! To use this device, you must load a mapping file for LrControl onto the device. This is done with the Midi Fighter Utility from DJ Techtools. Get the Midi Fighter Utility, open the LrControl.mfs file and send it to the device. You may need to update the firmware of the device as well (also with the Midi Fighter Utility).

Note that the critical part of the LrControl.mfs mapping file is the midi configuration, the messages the buttons and encoders send. If you want, you can customize the LED colors any way you like.

Configuring Push Encoder

The encoders can be pushed like a button. Assigning a new function can be a bit tricky, try not to turn the encoder while you push it. It can happen that LrControl detects the turning as well and then it will just bring up the dialog to configure what happened last, the push-down or the turn of the encoder.

Encoder Turn

Layer 1
1-4TemperatureTemp. Fine AdjustmentTintExposure
13-16SharpnessSharpen RadiusSharpen DetailDehaze
Layer 2
1-4Parametric ShadowsParametric DarksParametric LightsParametric Highlights
9-12Parametric Shadow SplitParametric Midtone SplitParametric Highlight Split
Layer 3
1-4Hue Adjustment RedHue Adjustment OrangeHue Adjustment YellowHue Adjustment Green
5-8Saturation Adjustment RedSaturation Adjustment OrangeSaturation Adjustment YellowSaturation Adjustment Green
9-12Luminance Adjustment RedLuminance Adjustment OrangeLuminance Adjustment YellowLuminance Adjustment Green
13-16Gray Mixer RedGray Mixer OrangeGray Mixer YellowGray Mixer Green
Layer 4
1-4Hue Adjustment AquaHue Adjustment BlueHue Adjustment PurpleHue Adjustment Magenta
5-8Saturation Adjustment AquaSaturation Adjustment BlueSaturation Adjustment PurpleSaturation Adjustment Magenta
9-12Luminance Adjustment AquaLuminance Adjustment BlueLuminance Adjustment PurpleLuminance Adjustment Magenta
13-16Gray Mixer AquaGray Mixer BlueGray Mixer PurpleGray Mixer Magenta
Layer 5
1-4Split Toning Shadow HueSplit Toning Shadow SaturationSplit Toning Highlight HueSplit Toning Highlight Saturation
5-8Split Toning Balance
9-12DistortionVertical PerspectiveHorizontal PerspectivePerspective Rotate
13-16ScaleAspect Ratio
Layer 6
1-4SharpnessSharpen RadiusSharpen DetailSharpen Edge Masking
5-8Luminance SmoothingLuminance Noise Reduction DetailLuminance Noise Reduction Contrast
9-12Color Noise ReductionColor Noise Reduction DetailColor Noise Reduction Smoothness
Layer 7
1-4DehazePost Crop Vignette AmountPost Crop Vignette MidpointPost Crop Vignette Roundness
5-8Post Crop Vignette FeatherPost Crop Vignette Highlight Contrast
9-12Grain AmountGrain SizeGrain Frequency
Layer 8

Encoder Push

Layer 8
1-4Sync Controller to PhotoToggle DevelopPrevious PhotoNext Photo
5-8Toggle Side PanelsToggle All PanelsNext Light ModeToggle Full Screen Preview
9-12Flag As PickFlag As RejectFlag: RemovePaste Settings from Previous
13-16UndoRedoSelect Previous LayerSelect Next Layer


L1Select Layer 1
L2Select Layer 2
L3Select Layer 3
R1Select Layer 4
R2Select Layer 5
R3Select Layer 6

Tool Mode

When you use the Graduated Filter tool, the Radial Filter tool or the Adjustment Brush, the encoders control the tool parameters. Start with selecting the tool and click in the image to position it. LrControl will automatically detect tool mode and adjust the encoders.

Layer 8
1-4Tool TemperatureTool TintTool Exposure
5-8Tool ContrastTool HighlightsTool ShadowsStraighten Angle
9-12Tool ClarityTool DefringeTool Saturation
13-16Tool SharpnessTool Luminance NoiseTool MoireTool Dehaze

Function Details

Most functions are tied directly to a Lightroom parameter or function. But some have a function specific for the LrControl plug-in.