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Alternate Mode 2009 trapKAT/drumKAT Video Contest

We had nothing short of an amazing response from many talented players for our first video contest.

When you see how many different traditional and non-traditional uses there are for the KAT, you will see how difficult it was to pick the winner. All of the entries were nothing short of inspiring.

We tried to classify the video entries as best as we could, but you will find many overlapping qualities...
TradTraditional Use - KAT used as replacement for acoustic drums or percussion
ContContemporary Use - KAT used as controller/trigger for non-percussion sounds, sampled sounds or loops
BothBoth Traditional and Contemporary - KAT used as a combiantion instrument/controller
MusCompMusic Composition - KAT used to create a standalone musical composition
MusInstMusical Instrument - KAT used as a musical intrument
EnsEnsemble - KAT used in ensemble performance
SoloSolo - KAT used in solo performance

Licorice and Cigarettes (drumKAT, trapKAT and malletKAT)

BothMusInstEns

All electronic percussion performance

*** WINNER ***  Great Large Ensemble Performance


Norman Weinberg - Bejing (drumKAT)

BothMusCompSolo

Percussion solo/Groove controller

Honorable Mention  Cool Dance Arrangement


HighRollerCrystalMethodOrbVroomer (live version)

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller

Honorable Mention  Great solo performance/dance groove


Berklee Electronic Trio

BothMusInstEns

All electronic percussion performance

Honorable Mention  Great Small Ensemble Performance


McKay Garner (drumKAT)

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller

Honorable Mention  Self-Accompanied drum solo


Kent Arnsbarger (trapKAT and malletKAT)

TradMusInstSoloEns

Rock and Roll drumset.. and a Marching Percussion Arrangement.

Honorable Mention  Great playing, and check out the marching arrangement at the end.


Fadz Enlightenment on the trapKAT XL

BothMusCompSolo

trapKAT drum solo with self-accompaniment

Honorable Mention  Self-Accompanied drum solo


Ray Frigon Drum Solo: Part 6

TradMusInstSolo

trapKAT drum solo

Honorable Mention  For over an hour of video -- The "biggest effort" award


Ritchie DeCarlo - SweetPea is Leaving

ContMusCompSolo

trapKAT appears as part of an electronic music composition.

Honorable Mention  Great groove. Cool Video.



Joey T and the KATS (trapKAT and malletKAT)

TradMusInstSoloEns

Includes an ensemble clip at end


E-RACER drum solo 2009 (trapKAT)

TradMusInstSolo

trapKAT drum solo


Ultimate View of Fire and Flames on Drums (drumKAT)

ContMusInstSolo

Guitar Hero Controller


William Tell Overture on the malletKAT

TradMusInstEns

malletKAT as a replacement for traditional instruments in a large ensemble


ECPE (trapKAT and malletKAT)

TradMusInstEns

Electronic percussion as part of an ensemble performance


Five Sheets to the Wind (trapKAT)

TradMusInstSolo

trapKAT drum solo


MAD MAX (trapKAT)

BothMusInstSolo

trapKAT drum solo


Gene Fambrough: Wires and Connections (drumKAT)

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT controller


Gene Fambrough: Latest Dire Situation (drumKAT)

ContMusCompSolo

Percussion solo with drumKAT and acoustic instruments


Vince Schaefer (drumKAT)

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo with self accompaniment


R DeCarlo Compilation (trapKAT)

BothMusInstSolo

trapKAT drum solo


Mark Mahoney (malletKAT)

TradMusInstSolo

malletKAT solo, with self-accompaniment


Adam Pliss: A Dream in the Works

ContMusCompSolo

Drumset solo with drumKAT trigger controller


Adam Pliss: Vapor Rhythms

ContMusCompSolo

Drumset solo with drumKAT trigger controller


Adam J Pliss: Playing Piano With Me Sticks!

ContMusCompSolo

Drumset solo with drumKAT trigger controller/self-accompaniment


Tari GembiMIDIra (malletKAT)

BothMusCompSolo

"Gamelan" style solo arrangement


Ray Frigon Drum Solo: Part 1

TradMusInstSolo

trapKAT drum solo


Ray Frigon Drum Solo: Part 2

TradMusInstSolo

trapKAT drum solo


Ray Frigon Drum Solo: Part 3

BothMusCompSolo

trapKAT/drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


Ray Frigon Drum Solo: Part 4

BothMusCompSolo

trapKAT drum solo with non-traditional sounds


Ray Frigon Drum Solo: Part 5

TradMusInstSolo

trapKAT drum solo


Ray Frigon Drum Solo: Part 7

While taking a break from his film session, he slips in a KAT endorsement. Thanks, Ray!


Ray Frigon Drum Solo: Part 8

BothMusCompSolo

trapKAT/drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


Bulgarian Danze

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


Groove Dogs

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


Mission Impossible (orb vroomer version)

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


On The Verge

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


Orbit Floor

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


Orb's Orchestra

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


Islands in the Sky

BothMusCompSolo

drumKAT drum solo/Groove controller


PanKAT - electronic steelpan - by Yoshio Machida

TradMusInstSolo

panKAT used as controller to layer sounds.


Hector Moro - Faces at St. Pauls (malletKAT)

BothMusCompSolo

malletKAT used as instrument/controller


Hector Moro - Homage to K.C. (malletKAT)

BothMusCompSolo

malletKAT used as instrument/controller


KYOVA - Live to Love

TradMusInstEns

trapKAT featured in rock band setting.


Gustavo Bravetti - Alternative Controllers @ Tribaltech 2009 (SC edition)

ContMusCompSolo

drumKAT appears as part of an electronic music composition.