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Questions for Knowledge Base / Using Roland KD-8 With Trapkat XL
« Last post by Nate OnEarth on October 02, 2017, 12:35:37 PM »
Hello Friends,

I purchased a Trapkat XL (again ;) recently and can't seem to get good triggering with three different triggers I have tried. I borrowed a KD-120 from a friend and it barely triggered (figured it was the foam cone) then i tried an acoustic trigger, that I really had to whack to get a sound (figured it was just a cheap trigger so...). Now I have purchaseda KD-8 that looks to be in mint condition and I really have to lay into it just to train it and I have the bass set to "MAX" per the manual. Are there any other setting I should try? I hope it isn't the input for the kick... I can't really train it properly either because it seems I really have to kick pretty hard just to register "lightly"... Any help would be great. I also would like to know what my settings should be for even kick triggering across the spectrum. IE. keeping a strong kick response with various kick pressures. Thanks -Nate
MalletKAT Discussion Forum / Changing Octave Settings Creating Volume Issue
« Last post by drumno5 on September 27, 2017, 09:09:42 PM »
I have been experimenting with raising the octave setting (e.g. change octave 07 to 08) on the various vibe and marimba setups on my Malletkat. When I do this, however, the volume of the sound diminishes as I play upwards through the top octave. if I raise the pitch scale two octaves (e.g. octave 07 to 09) the volume continues to diminish, eventually disappearing completely. I have confirmed this behavior for user kits 1 through 15, and on a random sampling of other voices. A few questions:
  • Is this behavior normal, has anyone else experienced it?
  • Can I compensate by using the pad training, or octave training feature?
  • Are pad training/octave training adjustments global, or specific to the kit on the instrument when they are set?
My instrument is an Express with the KS internal sound engine. Thanks in advance...
Gig Announcements and Performances / First concert by yet unnamed 4tet
« Last post by AaronRes on September 20, 2017, 06:17:59 PM »
O M G, thank you for putting your time together for this : I hope DSP will make a DVDversion of this concert & HOPEFULLY, the sounds wont be edited I will definitely buy it
MalletKAT Discussion Forum / No sound on MalletKat
« Last post by AaronRes on September 17, 2017, 05:38:42 PM »
Hi, Den.

Have you looked in Device Manager to check that a Sound device has been installed?
MalletKAT Discussion Forum / Alternate banks
« Last post by AaronRes on September 15, 2017, 10:01:36 AM »
By default the key G is set to Alternate Group Fleet, but what is Alternate Group Fleet?  I press it and nothing seems to happen.
Questions for Knowledge Base / Layout of SYSEX Dumps from TrapKat?
« Last post by stpope on September 14, 2017, 09:01:32 PM »
Hello all,

I just got my TrapKat XL with KS samples and wanted to help update PLJ's great patch editor.

Does AM publish or has anyone decoded the format of the SYSEX dumps?

I know they're different than V4, unfortunately; the files are different sizes so the trapkat editor can't load them.

...any reply appreciated...

stp in SBCA
On Windows, you can use MIDI-OX to receive and transmit SysEx dumps.

I was never able to get my MalletKat to receive MIDI-OX dumps, no luck even asking Mario.  I can save, but not restore.  His guess was that it was timing related, and the dumps were overwhelming the MalletKat's buffers.  Tried slowing things down, but no luck.

Did you have any luck?
MalletKAT Discussion Forum / Re: split keyboard setup - step by step
« Last post by bradfordwetmore on August 21, 2017, 05:52:16 PM »
Also a shout-out to those guys on the Facebook Malletkat/Trapkat/SPD page who chimed in with helpful input.

What is this page?

MalletKAT Discussion Forum / Re: distortion in my speaker playing low notes
« Last post by ton on August 20, 2017, 11:20:16 AM »
Had something like that once. A factory reset did help.

But I would rule out other things first. Is the distortion also there on a different Amp, or on headphones?
Isn't the gain on your amp set too high? Did you use the same cables in your comparison? Did you use balanced or unbalanced cables/input?
MalletKAT Discussion Forum / distortion in my speaker playing low notes
« Last post by umbachk1 on July 30, 2017, 02:26:53 PM »
Hello All,

I have been having issues with a distortion in my speakers when playing low notes on my MalletKat. I have a one-octave extension added but even with it disconnected I have the same issues.  I have attached other keyboards and the like with no problem.  Thank you in advance for any help or advice,

All the best
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