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One thing I notice is that the Smart Fabric looks to be slower than FSR - they quote a latency "under 3ms" (so over 2ms) whereas the TrapKAT (which I can find the number for) quotes "about 1ms" (so well under 2ms).  Not particularly noticeable, admittedly.  Some of the KMI kit looks interesting (e.g. the new keyboard with position sensing on the keys, as well as press and release pressures).  Certainly looks like a technology to keep an eye on.
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Tech help for your KAT MIDI controller(s) / Re: Replacing rubber on PoleKats
« Last post by ANGEYODA on November 13, 2017, 08:50:02 PM »
Hi there,
Sorry I only see your post today.

 I had this problem of melting rubber a few years ago.
A friend got me some replacement parts from Drumtech :
you probably can ask them directly : https://www.drumtech.com/electronic-drum-trigger-pads

Sorry and sad nobody told you before.

good luck,
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MalletKAT Discussion Forum / Re: MalletKat sending untriggered "note on"
« Last post by bradfordwetmore on November 09, 2017, 07:27:56 PM »

FSR is a Force Sensing Resistor.   A FSR will vary its resistance depending on how much pressure is being applied.  (i.e. how strong you hit the pad)  This gets translated into a discrete value that is sent to the sound source via MIDI, which then converts the value into the actual signal (volume).  I'm sure someone with more technical details will correct me, but that's the basics of it.


If you haven't see it already, the video helpdesk has some cool internal videos as to how the MK is put together and items can be replaced.

http://www.alternatemode.com/videohelpdesk.shtml

In particular:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/IxR11Q4EkWI
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DITI - Drum Intelligent Digital Interface / Yamaha RH135 and the DITI
« Last post by EricaJepu on October 20, 2017, 12:59:01 PM »
Hi,

I just bought a new Yamaha DTX530 drumset and I was wondering if anyone managed to connect an ipod to the module?

Thanks
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Questions for Knowledge Base / Re: How Spammers (could) kill a forum or your PC..
« Last post by gmbydmit2 on October 11, 2017, 11:22:28 AM »
Hey Folks!

I am trying to keep up with the spammers, so hopefully IF anything gets through, it should be minimal.....BUT.....they get smarter and craftier every day, so as a reminder, please (FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!) don't be foolish enough to click on a link on one of these posts....

(no, I am not a religious person.)

Right On!



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MalletKAT Discussion Forum / Re: MalletKat sending untriggered "note on"
« Last post by frankinthevillags on October 03, 2017, 11:31:37 PM »
I'm sorry -- what is "FSR"? (I don't find that in the manual.)
Thanks.
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MalletKAT Discussion Forum / Re: MalletKat sending untriggered "note on"
« Last post by pljones on October 03, 2017, 05:41:16 PM »
Maybe run through and train the FSR?  It could have become more sensitive due to environmental changes, like temperature, maybe.
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MalletKAT Discussion Forum / MalletKat sending untriggered "note on"
« Last post by frankinthevillags on October 03, 2017, 01:41:22 PM »
In a rehearsal today, I was stunned when my MalletKat suddenly played and sustained a note, even though I was nowhere near the keypads. It happened 3 times and it was the same note each time (I think -- I was too startled to really pay attention to the pitch!). The first 2 times, the note cut off by itself after a few seconds. The 3rd time, it stopped only when I touched the instrument case. (After than, I shut it down.)

Does anyone know what causes this --- and more important, how to prevent it from happening again?

Many thanks! 
   Frank
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