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  1. questionA trapKAT pad or rim is false triggering (playing notes without you striking it), now what?
    If a trapKAT pad doesn't seem to be playing well, try these things... •  Raise the threshold of the Pad - see p.26-27 in the trapKAT manual. •  Use the allen wrench (5/64”) supplied with your trapKAT to lighten the tension on the rubber around the perimeter of the tr ...

  2. questionCan I Start and Stop my Sequencer with the trapKAT (3.0 feature)?
    You can now control external sequencers right from the trapKAT. HOW TO SETUP: 1. To control an external sequencer, you must first have the sequence ready to play on your sequencer. 2. Assign your choice of pads on the trapKAT to one of the following Note Numbers... Note # 129 = SEQUENCE START ...

  3. questionHiHat in the trapKAT?
    Getting responsive HiHat control is a very important part of any electronic percussion setup.  In this Chapter, you will learn how to train your HiHat response, select Note and other KIT settings for Open, Close, Chick, and Splash sounds in your trapKAT.  You will also learn how to sel ...

  4. questionHow can I adjust/improve my HiHat performance/response (2.0 feature)?
    Version 2.0 HiHat adjustments include HAT NOTE Mode and HAT NOTE OVERLAP. HAT NOTE offers an 8 note HiHat feature to users with a hihat controller pedal and a sound module with multiple hihat sounds.  HAT NOTE OVERLAP lets you a set a specified time in which your hihat notes will overlap in ...

  5. questionHow do change the Receive Program Channel in the trapKAT?
    RECEIVE PROGRAM CHANNEL: You can have the trapKAT change Kits under the control of some external device like another controller or a sequencer. To do this you select a Channel to Receive Program Changes on. This Channel must match the Channel that the external device is sending Program Changes ...

  6. questionHow do I care for/maintain my trapKAT?
    The trapKAT is an electronic musical instrument that was designed to take a pounding - from a pair of drum sticks - not from rolling down the stairs.  Simply use good judgment and your trapKAT will provide you with years of enjoyment. Don’t pour or spill liquids on your trapKAT. Don& ...

  7. questionHow do I contact Customer Service for my trapKAT?
    If you have any trouble with your trapKAT, feel free to give our Customer Service staff a call.  Our staff is knowledgeable, patient, and glad to help.  Our phone number is (413) 594-5190 - simply ask for “Customer Service”.  Feel free to call and tell us what was diff ...

  8. questionHow do I install new software in my trapKAT?
    HOW TO PHYSICALLY CHANGE YOUR SOFTWARE CHIP: Tools Needed:  1 medium flat screwdriver, 1 medium phillips head screwdriver. 1)  First, remove the AC adaptor plug from the back of the trapKAT! 2)  Find a smooth, clean, flat surface and place your trapKAT upside down on it, the jac ...

  9. questionHow do I name my kit in the trapKAT (2.0 feature)?
    You can now assign a name to each of your User  Kits, using up to 12 letters. HOW TO SETUP: 1. Hit Pad #21 twice while holding down the KIT Edit footswitch and you will see this screen. <<<Edit Kit Name  DemoKIT #1 001>>> 2. To change the character of the letter tha ...

  10. questionHow do I set up, play and edit my trapKAT?
    How do I set up, play and edit my Trapkat? From the factory to you, your TrapKat is programmed to work "out of the box" along with most sound modules and drum machines on the market. (Especially the General MIDI sources, which are great for preprogrammed grooves) Connections Connect a ...

  11. questionHow do I setup the Breath Controller in the trapKAT?
    To actually use a Breath Controller (Yamaha BC-10)  you should first adjust the two trimpots in the headset to match the following diagram [breath control pdf], then train it. Now train your BC-10 BreathController for optimum response. To “Train” the response of the breath contr ...

  12. questionHow do I use LATCH Mode in the trapKAT (3.1 feature)?
    LATCH Mode allows you to start a loop (from your external sound source) when you hit a pad and stop it when you kit it again. When the pad is hit, a MIDI note On is sent with no Gate Time. When the pad is hit again, a MIDI note Off is sent. LATCH Mode can be found in the Gate Time settings. Down ...

  13. questionHow do I use the Alternate Pad Reset function in the trapKAT (3.0 feature)?
    You can reset Alternate Pads to the first sound by hitting a "reset" pad. HOW TO SETUP: 1. To reset your Alternate Pads, assign a pad on the trapKAT to Note # 132. Each time this is hit, all the Alternate Pads will play from the first note in the Alternate pattern. Download the trapKAT_3_Guid ...

  14. questionHow do I use the Sequence Start/Stop/Continue feature in the trapKAT (3.0 feature)?
    You can now control external sequencers right from the trapKAT. HOW TO SETUP: 1. To control an external sequencer, you must first have the sequence ready to play on your sequencer. 2. Assign your choice of pads on the trapKAT to one of the following Note Numbers... Note # 129 = SEQUENCE START ...

  15. questionHow do setup MULTI-MODE (multiple notes per pad) on the trapKAT (3.0 feature)?
    The power of the drumKAT finally comes to the trapKAT. Now you can layer, velocity shift, or alternate up to 4 sounds per pad! HOW TO SETUP: 1. To select a multi-pad, choose a curve ( Kit/Pad Edit footswitch and hit Rim pad 14) to determine how many notes you want the pad to play. Choose from ...

  16. questionHow do you adjust the Bass Input Gain in the trapKAT?
    BASS Input Gain: The BASS input can be trained and threshold and dynamics can be changed in the same way as for pads.  One additional difference for the BASS Input is that it has a globally selectable (1 setting used for all kits) GAIN to help accommodate the variety of Bass Triggers availa ...

  17. questionHow do you adjust the Foot Control Curves in the trapKAT (2.0 feature)?
    There are now 7 different foot control curves to choose from to personalize the feel of your hihat controller pedal.  Choose the one that best suits your type of controller pedal. HOW TO SETUP:1. Hold the KIT Edit footswitch down and press down once on your controller pedal and you will se ...

  18. questionHow do you adjust the Low/High Dynamics in the trapKAT?
    Pad Low and High Dynamics: The training of your pads determines two values: your Low Dynamic and your High Dynamic.  These settings tell where your soft and hard hits lie in the trapKATā€™s range.  As well as training with a soft and hard hit, you may also go in and manually change the ...

  19. questionHow do you adjust the pad response (Pad Train) in the trapKAT?
    ADJUSTING RESPONSE OF PLAYING PADS: Everyone’s playing style is different from everyone else’s.  Some players play with a much lighter touch than others.  Because of this, the trapKAT allows you to “train” your own personal dynamics.  Dynamics are your rang ...

  20. questionHow do you adjust the Pad Threshold in the trapKAT?
    Pad Threshold: The training does not affect your bottom end sensitivity - or how light of a hit your trapKAT may pick up.  The Threshold is the setting that affects how sensitive your pads are.  The lower the value the more sensitive that particular pad will be.  However, if you m ...

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