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- How do you Reinitialize the malletKAT?
Step on the Edit Footswitch and press (hold down) both FUNCTION PADS all at the same time. Notice the display screen will prompt you to also hold down the A# pad next to the two Function Pads. Continue holding all three pads until you hear the reinitialize beep tones. The malletKAT defaults back ...
- How do you Train Pads in the malletKAT?
Everyone plays differently. To help the performer get the full dynamic range of their playing, the malletKAT learns the players style. Every player has their own idea of what a soft hit is and how hard they ultimately want to play. By teaching the malletKAT your playing style, the instrument lea ...
- How do you train the FOOTCONTROLLERs in the malletKAT?
TO TRAIN FOOT CONTROLLER ONE / FOOT CONTROLLER TWO Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 8, 9 The response of FootController (1,2) may be set at this screen by training the FootController. If you would like to Train the FootController, strike any pad one more time and release the Edit Footswitch. The ...
- How do you use GROOVES in the malletKAT?
In the GLOBAL AUX Screens described below, you can select whether or not you want the Grooves enabled. You can select the GROOVE that you want to play as well as the tempo and volume of the GROOVE. The GROOVE is then routed internally, sent to an external synth or routed to both. To start a ...
- How do you use SHORT CUTs in the malletKAT?
SHORT CUTs are a quick way to get to the edit screen you want. 1. Hold down the Edit Footswitch 2. Kit the pad corresponding to the type of edit you wish to do (KIT AUXILIARY or GLOBAL AUXILIARY) 3. Use the "Black Keys" to enter the SHORT CUT # assigned to the edit screen; ie, hit pads 0,5 to go ...
- How do you use the GROOVE WITH TAP TEMPO CONTROL in the malletKAT?
Several percussion patterns are available when the metronome is activated. The right function pad acts as a Start/Stop for the metronome and 2 hits on the left function pad established the tempo. On the malletKAT Pro WS (with sounds) model, the sounds for the built in grooves can either come fro ...
- How do you use TUNE INSTRUMENT in the malletKAT?
TUNE INSTRUMENT Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 42,66 Parameters = -50+50 cents, MIDI CHANNEL 1-16 If your external sound source responds to the TUNING Command or if you have an older malletKAT with sounds, you can fine tune Globally your sound module in "cents".
- How many setups/kits are in the malletKAT?
The malletKAT has 128 Factory Setups, 128 User Setups and 16 Chain Setups. Each Setup is a complete assignment of the sounds and functions. You can name your own User Kits, store bank and program change information, create your own MIDI mixer with stored volume change commands. Every User Kit ha ...
- What are KIT NAMES in the malletKAT?
Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 44 or 00 Parameters = 12 characters A-Z, numbers and symbols User defined KIT names can be assigned for the USER KITS (not Factory). There are a total of 12 character slots available for each kit. The KIT NAME is the same for both Controllers. The characters ...
- What are LATCH MODEs in the malletKAT?
Loop Latch/ Group Performance Mode. Set the gate time to Latch. The keys of the malletKAT do NOT play normally. The black keys turn on notes, while the white keys below the black ones turn OFF the black notes. In other words F# plays the note with no gate time. The F natural below the F# turns t ...
- What are Mono Modes in the malletKAT?
Special Mono Modes have been developed to allow the performer to play solo instruments such as flutes or lead lines without the “bleeding” of sounds heard when using a sustain pedal on a synth. Instead the sustain pedal in this mode creates a legato single line passage. It is now pos ...
- What are PAD THRESHOLDS / PAD TRAINING in the malletKAT?
One of the most important design features of the malletKAT is its ability to have the pads be trained by the user for personal dynamic response. Every player has their own idea of what a soft hit is and how hard they ultimately want to play. By teaching the malletKAT your playing style, the inst ...
- What are PROGRAM STRING NAMES in the malletKAT?
Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 64 Parameters = KIT NAMES, NONE, INSTRUMENT NAME You can customize the way the malletKAT screen displays data. A setting of KIT NAMES, allows one to customize the names of their USER KITS. Every User Kit can have its own unique name. Once this setting is active, ...
- What are SPECIAL FUNCTION BLACK KEYS (RTC) on the malletKAT?
The five black keys on the Master (top) octave has been reserved for special functions that effect all of the Controller Black keys. It is possible to SLEW from one value to another in RTC mode. This means that when you strike a white key, then another, you have a choice of instantly going from ...
- What are the Factory setups in the malletKAT?
The Factory Setups are pre-programmed for General MIDI. That means that if you have a sound source that responds to General MIDI (it should have a GM MIDI logo displayed on it), the malletKAT is ready to go without any programming involved. The instrument name that you see on the display is the ...
- What are the functions/names listed under the pads on the malletKAT?
Underneath the “white” keys of the malletKAT are the BASIC listings of FUNCTIONS. When you step on the Edit and hit one of these pads, the name of that FUNCTION appears. When it does, you simply use the INC/DEC pads to change the values. On the EXPRESS, you will need two footswitche ...
- What are the inputs/outputs on the malletKAT?
The malletKAT has two Foot Controller Inputs, three momentary inputs,
one MIDI In, two MIDI Outs and a breath controller input. All of these
inputs are user programmable, offering tremendous power to the
performer. In any particular performance, one can add subtle vibrato,
pitch bend, sustai ...
- What are the sounds in the malletKAT WS?
Sound MSB LSB Prog# Instrument Sound MSB LSB Prog# Instrument
Grand Piano 1 1 1 GM MAP Acoustic Bass 1 1 33 GM MAP
BritePno 1 1 2 GM MAP Finger Bass 1 1 34 GM MAP
E. Grand 1 1 3 GM MAP Pick Bass 1 1 35 GM MAP
HonkyTonk 1 1 4 GM MAP Fretless 1 1 36 GM MAP
E. Piano 1 1 1 5 GM MAP Slap Bass 1 1 1 ...
- What comes with the malletKAT Expander?
Your Expander comes with: (1) piece of felt with adhesive, (2) aluminum strapping bars and (1) special 7 pin Expander Cable.
- What is Acoustic Emulation in the malletKAT?
The malletKAT can recognize “dampen” strokes, a common vibraphone technique and now “dead” strokes, a common marimba style of articulation. Like Individual Pad Training, dampening and dead stroke articulations can be tailored to respond to your personal style of playing.
- What is ADJUST THRESHOLD BACKWARDS / FORWARDS in the malletKAT?
ADJUST THRESHOLD BACKWARDS / FORWARDS Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 83,84 Parameters = 01-48 The pads on the malletKAT have programmable sensitivity settings. The BACKWARD and FORWARD pads have their own sensitivity setting usually set higher because these are function keys not note keys. Th ...
- What is ADJUST THRESHOLD MARGIN BACKWARD FUNCTION PAD in the malletKAT?
ADJUST THRESHOLD MARGIN BACKWARD FUNCTION PAD Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 83 The Function Pads F1, F2 (Backwards/Forwards) are set to a higher threshold level than the rest of the instrument. The default setting is 45. You can adjust the threshold here by using the INC/DEC pads.
- What is ADJUST THRESHOLD MARGIN FORWARD FUNCTION PAD in the malletKAT?
ADJUST THRESHOLD MARGIN FORWARD FUNCTION PAD Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 84 The Function Pads F1, F2 (Backwards/Forwards) are set to a higher threshold level than the rest of the instrument. The default setting is 45. You can adjust the threshold here by using the INC/DEC pads.
- What is AFTERTOUCH DEPTH in the malletKAT?
Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 22 Parameters = 00-64 Aftertouch is a MIDI controller effect created when pressure is applied to the pad. Since different mallets have various degrees of stiffness, you need to be able to adjust how much pressure is needed to produce the Aftertouch effect you wan ...
- What is AFTERTOUCH MASH COUNT in the malletKAT?
AFTERTOUCH MASK COUNT Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 21 Parameters = 00-64 Performing Aftertouch with mallets can be a bit tricky because of the flexibility of the mallet shafts causing double triggers and somewhat “bouncy” readings. To give you the ability to tweak this, the Af ...
- What is AFTERTOUCH TYPE IS in the malletKAT?
AFTERTOUCH TYPE IS Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 5 Parameters = Channel Pressure, Key Pressure There are two types of Aftertouch messages that may be selected. One type is Channel Pressure and will affect notes playing on the current channel. The other type is Polyphonic Key Pressure and this a ...
- What is ALTERNATE MODE in the malletKAT?
ALTERNATE MODE =E three times (on MIDDLE OCTAVE) Alt. The Alt stands for Alternate Mode. In this mode, every time you hit the keyboard, the sound switches between CONTROLLER ONE and CONTROLLER TWO. You can access the ALT mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch , and while held down, tap the E ...
- What is AUTOGATE CONTROL OVERLAP in the malletKAT?
AUTOGATE CONTROL OVERLAP Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 60 Parameters = .010-6.200 sec When AUTOGATE is enabled, the gate time is affected by how fast you play by the amount programmed on this screen. The Overlap setting on this screen is the amount of time the shortened note will play before be ...
- What is AUTOGATE in the malletKAT?
AUTOGATE Control Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 59 Parameters = Disabled, Enabled When Enabled, the gate time is affected by how fast you play.
- What is BANK MSB BANK LSB in the malletKAT?
BANK MSB BANK LSB Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 3,4 Parameters = MSB 00-127, LSB 00-127 The MSB, LSB settings tell the sound module what BANK of sounds to call up. Refer to your sound module's instrument listings to find the right MSB, LSB combination for the Bank of sounds that you are looking ...
- What is BANK SELECT in the malletKAT?
BANK SELECT Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 23 Parameters = Enable, Disable You can choose to disable BANK Change Commands in your malletKAT Pro. This will prevent any Bank Messages from being sent to your sound source.
- What is BEEPER in the malletKAT?
BEEPER Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 11 Parameters = On/Off You can turn on or off the internal beeper that is heard whenever you are editing or changing Kits. Use the INCrement or DECrement pads to change this setting.
- What is Chain Mode in the malletKAT?
If you see a number looking like C01-01, then you are in CHAIN MODE. CHAIN MODE allows you to increment your KITS in a non-contiguous fashion. You can store 16 Chains, each having the ability to arrange 16 KITS in each Chain. You can jump between these three modes (FACTORY?USER?CHAIN) by holdi ...
- What is CHORD MODE WINDOW in the malletKAT?
CHORD MODE WINDOW Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 77 Parameters = 01-20 milliseconds This is a Sensitivity control function when using the MELODY CHORD MODE. The parameters in this screen control how close together a pair of notes must be to be considered a chord. The lower the number, the low ...
- What is DAMPEN CONTROL SCREENS in the malletKAT?
DAMPEN CONTROL SCREENS Dampening Control Screens include Dampen Count, Dampen Scan Count, Dampen Ratio and Dampen Threshold. These parameters help the malletKAT to interpret acoustic dampening gestures. Because mallet players use different sticks and apply pressure to the mallet pad differently ...
- What is DAMPEN COUNT in the malletKAT
DAMPEN COUNT Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 16 Parameters = 0-255 This setting is used to adjust the time between striking a pad and when the pad may be dampened when in DAMPEN MODE. Making this setting greater makes dampening more difficult, lowering it makes dampening easier. If the v ...
- What is DAMPEN MODE SCAN COUNT in the malletKAT?
DAMPEN MODE SCAN COUNT Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 43 Parameters = 0-16 This setting is the amount of time the processor takes to scan the signal to decide if the gesture on the pad is a dampen stroke. The higher the number, the more accurate the dampening stroke will be. The higher the nu ...
- What is DAMPEN RATIO in the malletKAT?
DAMPEN RATIO Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 45 Parameters = 0-255 This screen sets a ratio between the dampen signal and the normal signal. When you apply pressure to the pad, a rise is detected in the signal. Changing this parameter helps the malletKAT to evaluate the difference between a st ...
- What is DAMPEN THRESHOLD in the malletKAT?
DAMPEN THRESHOLD Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 15 Parameters = 00-255 This setting is used to adjust the dampening characteristics of the malletKAT when played in DAMPEN Mode. The Dampen Threshold is a measure of how much pressure is required to get damping to occur. Raising this value decre ...
- What is DATA DUMP RECEIVE in the malletKAT?
DATA DUMP RECEIVE Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 4 Parameters = Enabled, Disabled You make choose to Enable or Disable the receiving of Data Dumps back into your malletKAT Pro. The normal setting is Enable.