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  1. questionHow do you assign the Foot Control Input in the trapKAT?
    FOOT CONTROL ASSIGN: The most advanced HiHat control is available from sound sources that use “Continuous Controller” information to create variable amounts of Closed for a HiHat.  This permits your HiHat pads to not just be Open or Closed, but to play sounds that vary continuously from ...

  2. questionHow do you change from Factory to UserKits in the trapKAT?
    The advantage of FactoryKits is that all of the Kits should always work with any GENERAL MIDI sound module - since the FactoryKits can’t be permanently changed.  If these FactoryKits keep you happy then that is wonderful. However, eventually you will probably want to create your own Kits ...

  3. questionHow do you change the Channel in the trapKAT?
    Changing the Channel: For most applications, you will find that Channel 10 is the right place to be for drums and percussion. With the KIT/PAD Edit footswitch depressed, hit Pad1.  The display will say: With the KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch still depressed, hit Pad1 again. The Channel advances ...

  4. questionHow do you change the Gate Time in the trapKAT?
    CHANGING THE GATE TIME: Gate Time is the length of the sound.  It is the time between a MIDI Note On and the corresponding MIDI Note Off.  On many drum machines, Gate Time has no effect.  Many drum machines ignore MIDI Gate Time and simply play the sound to its completion. However ...

  5. questionHow do you change the Minimum/Maximum Velocity in the trapKAT?
    Changing the Minimum and Maximum Velocity: A Velocity is sent with each Note or sound that is sent by your trapKAT to your sound source.  The Velocity is a measure of how loud, relatively, this sound will play.  On your trapKAT the Minimum Velocity sets the minimum loudness that the se ...

  6. questionHow do you change the Note in the trapKAT?
    Changing the Note: The Note is the one KIT setting that is not changed using the KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch.  Notes are changed so often that it is given its own footswitch input. There are two ways to edit your Note settings: 1. Manually selecting the Note, 2. Autotraining through your MIDI I ...

  7. questionHow do you change the pad response in the trapKAT (Minimum/Maximum Velocity, Velocity Curve, Volume)?
    There are four main settings that affect the response of each pad.  They are Minimum and Maximum Velocity, Velocity Curve, and Volume. The Min and Max Velocity affect the range of how loud or soft an indiviual sound can be.  The Velocity Curve affects the feel or how fast the sound get ...

  8. questionHow do you change the Velocity Curve in the trapKAT?
    Changing the Velocity Curve: The Velocity Curve controls how quickly the Velocity gets louder as you play from soft to hard.  The easiest way to understand what that means is to try some of the different Velocity Curves. So, with KIT/PAD EDIT depressed, hit Pad4.  The screen says: Hit ...

  9. questionHow do you change the Volume in the trapKAT?
    Changing the Volume: The Volume setting affects the overall loudness of the entire Program of sounds on your sound source.  As in other Kit settings, use KIT/PAD EDIT and Pad9 to see: UserKit: 01 Volume = 96 The range for this setting is 0-127 and “Don’tSend”.  The reason for Don ...

  10. questionHow do you COPY Kits in the trapKAT?
    COPYING KITs TO A UserKIT: Often you may like a KIT as it is, except you just want to change a couple of things.  This is why we have included a simple KIT COPY feature in your trapKAT.  You may copy either a FactoryKit or some other UserKIT into any UserKIT. KIT COPY will always copy ...

  11. questionHow do you do a Data Dump in the trapKAT?
    Data Dumps are used to send out your trapKAT RAM settings to be saved on an external storage device like a data disk or computer so that you may retrieve them later.  Data dumps are used as a backup against the accidental loss of your Kits and Global settings. Having a Data Dump of your Kit ...

  12. questionHow do you edit kits in the trapKAT - Detailed?
    Editing can be done in FactoryKits or in UserKits.  Any changes to GLOBAL settings (Chapter 7) are permanent, regardless of whether you are in FactoryKits or UserKits.  Changes made to KITs in FactoryKits are temporary (you can change settings in your FactoryKits, but only temporarily ...

  13. questionHow do you edit kits in the trapKAT - Overview?
    All editing uses the same simple method: 1.  Press a footswitch to let the trapKAT know that you want to edit or change something.  When changing Notes you will press the NOTE EDIT footswitch.  When changing other Kit settings, you will press the KIT EDIT footswitch, etc. 2.&nbs ...

  14. questionHow do you edit UserKits in the trapKAT?
    The main difference in editing when you are in UserKits is that  every change you make to a KIT is permanently saved in that UserKIT (KIT changes are temporary in FactoryKits).   All changes made to GLOBAL settings (Chapter 7 p.25) are permanently saved (as they are in FactoryKits ...

  15. questionHow do you re-initialize (re-init) the trapKAT?
    RE-INIT trapKAT: To Reinitialize your trapKAT back to all of the original Factory settings, simply hold down the GLOBAL EDIT footswitch and hit rimPad15.  The screen will say: If you then hit rimPad15 again, while holding down Pad1, and while still depressing the GLOBAL EDIT footswitch, th ...

  16. questionHow do you reverse or go backwards through values on the trapKAT?
    To reverse or go backwards through values in the trapKAT you use a  “Quick-click” technique on the footswitch. To “quick-click”, while editing, means to release the footswitch and quickly redepress it. The beeping will change to indicate that you are now decrementing.  (A secon ...

  17. questionHow do you Save kits in the trapKAT?
    Changes made to KITs in FactoryKits are temporary (you can change settings in your FactoryKits, but only temporarily - the next time you enter the FactoryKit you’ve changed, it will be back to the way it was before you changed it).  Changes made to UserKits are saved automatically when yo ...

  18. questionHow do you select a HiHat pad in the trapKAT?
    There are 4 basic things that must be done to setup the hihat... 1. Select the pad(s) to be hihat. 2. Define sounds. 3. Assign foot controller. 4. Train your pedal. When a HiHat pad is played, the Note that is sent out depends on whether the HiHat pedal is depressed or not.  If the HiH ...

  19. questionHow do you select kits in the trapKAT?
    You can change kits 2 ways in the trapKAT. Each time you press the KIT SELECT footswitch, you will advance through the kits. You can also hold down the KIT SELECT footswitch and hit the pad that corresponds to the kit you want to go to, ie. hit PAD3 to jump to kit 3, or kit PAD20 to jump to kit ...

  20. questionHow do you select the HiHat sounds (Open, Closed, Chick, Splash) in the trapKAT?
    DEFINING SETTINGS FOR OPEN, CLOSED, and CHICK: Changing the settings for Open, Closed, and Chick sounds is pretty straight ahead.  Here’s how: Changing Open Settings: Editing the Open settings for a HiHat pad is simple.  Everything is exactly the same as for a normal pad.  F ...

  21. questionHow do you select the HiHat Splash sound in the trapKAT?
    When using a HiHat controller pedal, you can also set the "Splash" sound. DEFINING SETTINGS FOR SPLASH: To edit the Splash settings involves a little more. To edit the Splash Note #, simply hit Pad6 repeatedly with the KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch depressed.  The rest is then the same. The Spla ...

  22. questionHow do you send Program Changes in the trapKAT?
    Changing the Program: Selecting different Programs may give you access to different samples or banks of drum or percussion sounds. To select a different Program, first verify that you are sending Program Changes on the same Channel that your sound source is expecting to see them on.  Typica ...

  23. questionHow do you setup the Breath Controller?
    The Breath Control input accepts a signal from the Yamaha BC2 Breath Controller. (The Yamaha BC3 is the newer version, but is very finicky. We recommend the BC2.) A Global setting allows Pitchbend, Expression, or Sustain to be selected for the Breath Controller.  This allows you to bend not ...

  24. questionHow do you switch between Factory and User kits on the trapKAT?
    Hold down the GLOBAL footswitch and hit PAD1 until it says Factory Kits Selected or User Kits Selected, then release the footswitch.

  25. questionHow do you train your HiHat controller pedal in the trapKAT?
    TRAINING YOUR HIHAT PEDAL: When you received your trapKAT it should come preset with the appropriate settings for optimum use of either a hatKAT or a footswitch into your HiHat input (Re-init [how to reinit] should set up these settings properly as well.)  However, if your settings inadvert ...

  26. questionHow do you use GROOVE in the trapKAT?
    Your trapKAT display says something like: ... the “MG” means Melodic Groove, “PG” means Percussive Groove.  The bottom line tells you what Groove is currently selected and what Tempo it is playing at. You can select one of many MELODIC GROOVES by hitting rimPad 15, or a PERCUSSION ...

  27. questionI can't get sounds from the trapKAT - no sounds when I hit the pads, now what?
    Remember, the trapKAT is a MIDI controller - there are no sounds built in at this time. If your trapKAT isn't playing the sounds from your sound source, try these things to help isolate your problem: •  Verify trapKAT and Sound Source are ON and are plugged into working AC sockets!&n ...

  28. questionI don't hear anything when I hit the trapKAT pads, now what?
    Remember, the trapKAT is a MIDI controller - there are no sounds built in at this time. If your trapKAT isn't playing the sounds from your sound source, try these things to help isolate your problem: •  Verify trapKAT and Sound Source are ON and are plugged into working AC sockets!&n ...

  29. questionIs the trapKAT General MIDI Compatible?
    Yes, most of the Factory Kits in the trapKAT are in a General MIDI layout. If you are using  a multi-timbral sound source, you will find that the infectious Melodic and Percussive Grooves are a great practice tool.  These built-in Grooves are fun patterns of bass lines, chords, and per ...

  30. questionIs there a trapKAT kit setup for use with the EMU Procussion?
    Yes, Factory KIT 23 is pre-programmed for use with the EMU Procussion, as long as kit 23 in the Procussion is still in it's factory state.

  31. questionIs there a trapKAT kit setup for use with the RY-30?
    Yes, Factory KIT 24 is pre-programmed for use with the RY-30, as long as kit 24 in the RY-30 is still in it's factory state.

  32. questionIs there a trapKAT Kit template I can print out and write down my settings?
    Yes. http://www.alternatemode.com/manuals/trap_kit_temp.pdf

  33. questionMIDI for Percussion - what you need to know.
    The world of Percussion has some special needs that affect how MIDI is generally used for Percussion and Drum Sounds.  These special differences include how Note Offs (Gate Time) are handled, how Notes and Program Changes are used, and sensitivity to time delay and polyphony. Keyboardists, ...

  34. questionMy HiHat isn't working in the trapKAT, now what?
    Remember, the trapKAT is a MIDI controller - there are no sounds built in at this time. If your trapKAT HiHat isn't playing correctly, try these things to help isolate your problem: •  See Chapter 6 in the trapKAT manual, “HiHat”. •  Verify hatKAT or HiHat foo ...

  35. questionMy trapKAT pads are not playing well, now what?
    If the trapKAT surface doesn't seem to be playing well, try these things... •  Adjust thresholds of your Pads - see p.26-27 in the trapKAT manual. •  Train your Pads to your personal dynamic range - see p.25-26 in the trapKAT manual . •  Call up FactoryKit 1 on ...

  36. questionMy trapKAT playing surface is not responding well, now what?
    If the trapKAT surface doesn't seem to be playing well, try these things... •  Adjust thresholds of your Pads - see p.26-27 in the trapKAT manual. •  Train your Pads to your personal dynamic range - see p.25-26 in the trapKAT manual . •  Call up FactoryKit 1 on ...

  37. questionThere is Interaction between the trapKAT pads, now what?
    When I hit one pad on the trapKAT, another plays also (Pad Interaction). •  Raise the threshold of the Pad that was not supposed to play (p.26.) •  Use the allen wrench (5/64”) supplied with your trapKAT to adjust the tension on the rubber around the perimeter of the ...

  38. questionWhat are Factory Kits/User Kits in the trapKAT?
    FactoryKits / UserKits: The advantage of FactoryKits is that all of the Kits should always work with any GENERAL MIDI sound module - since the FactoryKits can’t be permanently changed.  If these FactoryKits keep you happy then that is wonderful. However, eventually you will probably want ...

  39. questionWhat are General MIDI Note Names in the trapKAT?
    GENERAL MIDI Note Names ON/OFF: As well as displaying the Note # for the Notes assigned to your pads, you can choose between additionally displaying the GENERAL MIDI Name for that # or displaying an Octave and Note letter. Generally you will want to display the GENERAL MIDI Note Names. However, ...

  40. questionWhat are Global Settings in the trapKAT?
    Making changes to the GLOBAL settings in your trapKAT is just as easy as the changes to your KIT/PAD settings.  The GLOBAL changes you can make range from adjustments to the response of your pads, to Preferences like FactoryKits/UserKits and turning the beeper off. An illustration of the la ...

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