Tornado A1

  • Music gloves,
  • wireless MIDI controller
  • with 3D-sensors, keyboard and LED-visualization
  • It allows you to create music effects with gestures
  • during Live show!
Gloves that allow you to play music effects with gestures during a live show. The invention was called Tornado. Unusual gloves have been successfully used by various DJs from all over the world. Gloves are wireless MIDI controller with 3D-sensors, keyboard and LED-visualization. Gestures are recognized with the help of 3D-sensors – accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. Thus, to create the musical effects a DJ doesn’t need to touch his devices. He can move freely around the stage and make music with arm movements. tornado-gloves 3D-sensors are located on both gloves that allows you to create multiple musical effects at the same time or to control multiple parameters of one effect with both hands. Tornado gloves also contain multi-functional keyboard on the palms, and the keys are located directly below each of the fingers. The main task of the keyboard – fast sending commands without unnecessary movements and gestures. The possibilities of the gloves are wide enough. They allow user to manage the effects and synthesizers in the DJ software, mix tracks, manage lumiere, etc. In addition, the Tornado can also act as a 3D mouse for laptop. With this gloves you can even play some video games, moving around the room. The work of MIDI controllers is provided by small-size batteries, which last for 5 hours. Gloves are made of genuine leather, they are ventilated and can be easily attacked and removed thankfully to the zipper. Tornado are available in 4 sized and currently in one color – black. At the moment you can buy them at a discount for $350 instead of conventional price $499 from the official website. The developers from the company Global DJ are planning to release a new version of the device, which will vary by a number of positive innovations. So, stay tuned!

After VST technology developing there appeared many quality VST plugins. Using the VST plugins it is possible to create marvelous musical special effects, and by use of the progressive MIDI controller Tornado A1 this action becomes a fascinating show.

Turnado VST is a revolutionary multi-effect tool, crafted especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. It combines unique and dynamic effects with the most intuitive and immediate control you can imagine. Just turn it on and crank it up.

To exploit the potential of Turnado VST during Live shows we have designed presets for Tornado A 1 MIDI Gloves and created a template for Ableton Live Studio. All this can be downloaded from our website from Downloads page.



Presentation videos demonstrate advantages and opportunities of joint use of Tornado MIDI controller and Turnado VST plugin.

Most of the tracks contain such posh items as Uplifting or Downlifting. These effects can be used for mixing or creating mashups as well. If you create Uplifting using Tornado gloves during a live show, this action turns into a beautiful Live show.

Lets take the example of creating Uplifting effect in Ableton Live. We create a MIDI mapping for Tornado A1 MIDI controller:

Example of Uplifting effect for mixing tracks:

You can use the LED visualization to attract the public’s attention at a right time. It activates automatically when creating musical effects. LEDs on both hands are independent.

To enable automatic visualization for the corresponding button you can click on the Link button on the Keyboard page in the display settings mode (Visualization option).

Visualization can be adjusted to different operating modes:
Toggle – Each press of the button switches the imaging condition.
Until Key Pressed – visualizaion is enabled only when the button is held down.
Each button can enable visualization of the left and / or right gloves.
For the selected motion control you can choose hint picture in Direction option.


When you click on Start (start of MIDI Gloves Tornado) on the keyboard tab the hint images are shown for control gestures, LED status and name of effects.
First button is ON (effect control is enables) and left hand visualization is ON.


Visualization off.