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  1. questionWhat is HANG MODE in the malletKAT?
    HANG MODE =C (on MIDDLE OCTAVE) Hang Mode is one of the LAYER MODEs on the malletKAT. Layer Modes tell the malletKAT how to control its sound layers. These sound layers are called CONTROLLER ONE AND CONTROLLER TWO. Hang Mode is a default setting, because the main sound is generated by CONTROLLER ...

  2. questionWhat is INCOMING CHANNEL ( 1 to 16 ) ROUTE TO in the malletKAT?
    INCOMING CHANNEL ( 1 to 16 ) ROUTE TO Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 24-39 (channel 1=#24...channel 16=#39) Parameters = Both Int and Ext, Neither, External MIDI only, Internal Only When the malletKAT “sees” MIDI Channel information on the MIDI IN Port, that data can be routed to ...

  3. questionWhat is INCOMING PROGRAM CHANGE RECEIVE in the malletKAT?
    INCOMING PROGRAM CHANGE RECEIVE Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 6 Parameters = All Channels, OFF, 1-16 The malletKAT PRO maybe set to accept or ignore Program Changes at this screen using the INCREMENT / DECREMENT pads. You may set the malletKAT PRO to accept all Program Changes, ignore all Pr ...

  4. questionWhat is INCOMING SYSTEM MESSAGE ROUTE TO in the malletKAT?
    INCOMING SYSTEM MESSAGE ROUTE TO Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 40 Parameters = Both Int and Ext, Neither, External MIDI only, Internal Only This screen lets you select how incoming MIDI SYSTEM MESSAGES appearing at your MIDI IN are routed. The malletKAT PRO maybe set to accept or ignore SYST ...

  5. questionWhat is Individual Pad Training in the malletKAT?
    INDIVIDUAL PAD TRAINING It is also possible to train up to sixteen individual pads. These pad training values are stored in “INDIV Pad Train A, B, C.........H”. Go to Global Screen #79, keep the Footswitch down and use the right function pad to scroll through these 16 INV PAD TRAIN ...

  6. questionWhat is KIT CONTROLLER CHANNEL in the malletKAT?
    KIT CONTROLLER CHANNEL Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 65 Parameters = 01-16 Every User Kit on the malletKAT Pro can send a preset value on any Controller Number. This is useful when a desired effect needs to be present upon entering a kit such as a spefic reverb setting or a modulation value. Th ...

  7. questionWhat is KIT CONTROLLER PRESET CC# in the malletKAT?
    KIT CONTROLLER PRESET CC# Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 64 Parameters = 00-127 Every User Kit on the malletKAT Pro can send a preset value on any Controller Number. This is useful when a desired effect needs to be present upon entering a kit such as a specific reverb setting or a modulation val ...

  8. questionWhat is KIT CONTROLLER PRESET CC# VALUE in the malletKAT?
    KIT CONTROLLER PRESET CC# VALUE Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 66 Parameters = 00-127 Every User Kit on the malletKAT Pro can send a preset value on any Controller Number. This is useful when a desired effect needs to be present upon entering a kit such as a specific reverb setting or a modulati ...

  9. questionWhat is MELODY CHORD MODE in the malletKAT?
    MELODY CHORD MODE =C twice...four times (on MIDDLE OCTAVE) Mode One, Mode Two, Mode Three. MELODY CHORD MODE is one of the LAYER MODEs on the malletKAT. Layer Modes tell the malletKAT how to control its sound layers. These sound layers are called CONTROLLER ONE AND CONTROLLER TWO. There are thre ...

  10. questionWhat is MIDI IN PROGRAM CHANGE SOUND MAP in the malletKAT?
    MIDI IN PROGRAM CHANGE SOUND MAP Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 41 Parameters = SETUPS MAP, GENERAL MIDI MAP When the malletKAT receives a Program Change Command, this data can be routed to change the Program within the Active Setup (GENERAL MIDI MAP) or it can change the SETUP ITSELF (SETUP ...

  11. questionWhat is MIDI IN to MIDI OUT MERGE in the malletKAT?
    MIDI IN to MIDI OUT MERGE Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 2 Parameters = ON / OFF MIDI data coming into the MIDI IN of the malletKAT may be passed through to the MIDI OUT if MIDI Merge is set to ON.

  12. questionWhat is Mono Note Overlap in the malletKAT?
    When using a monophonic sound, sometimes the monophonic effect doesn't sound as smooth as you like. To get more of a legato effect, this setting allows the old note to play for a short time after the new note has been struck. The old note will finally get shut off after the NOTE OVERLAP times el ...

  13. questionWhat is MONO NOTE OVERLAP in the malletKAT?
    MONO NOTE OVERLAP Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 6 Parameters = Disabled, .010 - .310 second When using a monophonic sound, sometimes the monophonic effect doesn't sound as smooth as you like. To get more of a legato effect, this setting allows the old note to play for a short time after the new ...

  14. questionWhat is MULTIPLE HIT SMOOTHING (DAMPEN MODE) in the malletKAT?
    MULTIPLE HIT SMOOTHING (DAMPEN MODE) Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 7 Parameters = Is Not Active, Mode 1 Active, Mode 11 Active This parameter enhances the DAMPEN features of the malletKAT. Manufacturers of Synth modules handle MIDI Note Off Commands differently. Because of this, some sound modu ...

  15. questionWhat is NORMAL MODE SCAN COUNT in the malletKAT?
    NORMAL MODE SCAN COUNT Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 44 Parameters = 3..16 This setting tells the malletKAT how long to scan or examine the pads before sending out a note. The higher the setting, the more accurate the dynamics, but the more latency it adds. The default value of 5 is the norm ...

  16. questionWhat is PAD THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT in the malletKAT?
    PAD THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 05 The Threshold of each individual pad may be adjusted at this screen by hitting the pad you wish to alter. When the pad has been selected, you may increase or decrease the threshold using the BACKWARD / FORWARD (F1&F2) pads. The lower t ...

  17. questionWhat is Pad Training 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 ...

  18. questionWhat is PERMANENT MEMORY IS the malletKAT?
    PERMANENT MEMORY IS Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 1 Parameters = ON/OFF You can protect changes made to your USER KITS when you turn ON the PERMANENT MEMORY setting. If the PERMANENT MEMORY is set to OFF (the default setting) changes made to your USER Kits are automatically saved. There is n ...

  19. questionWhat is PITCH BEND ROUTING in the malletKAT?
    PITCH BEND ROUTING Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 42 Parameters = Both Internal and External, Neither, External MIDI only and Internal Only. For malletKAT's with sounds, Pitch Bend Sensitivity can be routed to the Internal Sound Engine. If set to External, your sound module may respond to these P ...

  20. questionWhat is PITCH BEND SENSITIVITY and CHANNEL in the malletKAT?
    PITCH BEND SENSITIVITY and CHANNEL Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 28,41,42 Parameters = OFF, ON, Channel 00-16, semitones 01-12 You can set the pitch bend sensitivity (range) in semitones on every kit. Each kit is assigned an ON/OFF condition and a MIDI Channel. These settings can be assigned to ...

  21. questionWhat is PITCH BEND SENSITIVITY in the malletKAT?
    PITCH BEND SENSITIVITY Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 28 Parameters = OFF, ON, Channel 00-16, semitones 01-12 You can set the pitch bend sensitivity (range) in semitones on every kit. Each kit is assigned an ON/OFF condition and a MIDI Channel.

  22. questionWhat is POLYPHONY COUNT in the malletKAT?
    POLYPHONY COUNT Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 08 Parameters = 1 Note, 2 Note The malletKAT Pro may be set to 1 note polyphony or 2 note polyphony. If one note polyphony is selected, a note currently sounding will be turned off by the malletKAT PRO before the same note is played again. If two no ...

  23. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT EXTRA PROGRAM /VOLUME SENDS in the malletKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT EXTRA PROGRAM /VOLUME SENDS Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 35,36,37,38 Parameters = PC no, 00-127 Reassignment Channel 01-16 Bank MSB, LSB 00-127, 00-127 Vol no 00-127 On this screen you assign the Bank, Program Change, MIDI Channel and Volume Settings.  

  24. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT FORCED GATE in the malletKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT FORCED GATE Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 34 Parameters = OFF, Latch, 0.10 – 6.000 sec. You can override the gate settings of the Reassignment Group to the Parameter Choices assigned to this User Kit.

  25. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT MODE in the malleKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT MODE Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 29 Parameters = OFF, COMBINE, REPLACE Reassignments are assigned in the GLOBAL Screens. There are 14 Reassignment Groups available. Each Reassignment Group allows the malletKAT to play any MIDI note number on any MIDI channel. Each Group shares a ...

  26. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT MODE in the malletKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT MODE Reassignment Mode in the malletKAT allows User definable notes to be played on the keyboard. You can play any MIDI Note on ANY pad on the malletKAT. Each pad can have its own MIDI Channel. An entire User Layout of these prearranged MIDI notes are called an Reassignment Layer. ...

  27. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT NUMBER in the malletKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT NUMBER Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 31 Parameters = 01-14 Here is where you select one of the 14 Reassignment Groups stored in the Global Settings (screen 50) to be Used in the current Kit number.

  28. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT OCTAVE OFFSET in the malletKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT OCTAVE OFFSET Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 32 Parameters = 00-14 You can transpose the octave of the entire Reassignment Group Number assigned to this Kit. This Octave Offset applies only to this User Kit. 

  29. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT POLYPHONY and INTERFACE in the malletKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT POLYPHONY and INTERFACE Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 39,40 Parameters = Polyphony 1,2 Interface INTernal, EXTernal, Neither, BOTH This screen sets the polyphony of the reassignment and the routing. Internal assignment is for malletKAT's with sounds built in. 

  30. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT POLYPHONY SETTING in the malletKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT POLYPHONY SETTING Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 30 Parameters = Monophonic, Polyphonic This determines whether the Reassignment Group plays in Monophonic or Polyphonic mode.

  31. questionWhat is REASSIGNMENT TRANSPOSE AMT in the malletKAT?
    REASSIGNMENT TRANSPOSE AMT Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 33 Parameters = -12 - +12 You can transpose the notes of the Reassignment Group up or down one octave in semitones.

  32. questionWhat is ROLL MODE in the malletKAT?
    When ROLL MODE is turned on, individual notes can be polyphonic if the same note is played rapidly (thus eliminating the “machine gun effect” of certain sounds. Six Seconds after the rapid playing stops, a note off message is sent and will shut off all of the individual note “o ...

  33. questionWhat is SCREEN ANGLE in the malletKAT?
    How can I adjust the viewing angle of the display in the malletKAT? Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 12 Parameters = Straight View, Edge View You can change the viewing angle of the screen from Straight View to Edge View. 

  34. questionWhat is SELECT DATA DUMP TYPE in the malletKAT?
    SELECT DATA DUMP TYPE Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 03 Parameters = Global, All Memory, All Kits, Chains & Reassignments, User KITS K01-128 Use the Inc/Dec pads to decide which Type of Memory Dump you want to send. Strike the Global Pad again (D natural). The malletKAT will immediately send ...

  35. questionWhat is SLEW DATA STRIP RATE in the malletKAT?
    SLEW DATA STRIP RATE Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 43 Parameters = 00-127 When using the RTC Mode, there is lots of control data being sent to the sound module. This screen allows the data to be stripped (thinned) out. Raising the value decreases the amount of data being sent.

  36. questionWhat is SPLIT MODE in the malletKAT?
    SPLIT MODE =D (on MIDDLE OCTAVE) Splt. The SPLIT Mode allows the malletKAT to play two sounds without having to step on the SUSTAIN Two . Each of the sounds from CONTROLLER ONE and TWO can have their own SPLIT point on the keyboard. This means that the two sound layers can overlap or split. It i ...

  37. questionWhat is the Auto Gate function in the malletKAT?
    Auto Gate functions also help control the “bleeding” of sounds when playing fast passages. The length of a sound can vary depending on how fast you are playing. This can be extremely effective when playing an acoustic guitar sound for example. AUTOGATE is found in the KIT AUX Screen ...

  38. questionWhat is the BREATH CONTROLLER in the malletKAT?
    TO TRAIN BREATH CONTROLLER Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 10 The response of the breath controller may be set at this screen by training the breath controller. Your first step is to adjust the trimpots on the BC itself. This may require experimentation. To train the breath controller, strike any ...

  39. questionWhat is the difference between Global/Group/individual Pad Training 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 ...

  40. questionWhat is the difference between the malletKAT and the malletKAT Express?
    The malletKAT EXPRESS has the same software and hardware features as the malletKAT PRO. It is however much lighter, as the frame is made from aluminum instead of steel. The malletKAT Express is a two octave instrument, and can accommodate 2 additional octave expanders, allowing a total of four o ...

  41. questionWhat is the latest software version/upgrade for the malletKAT?
    The malletKAT operating system is currently at version 6.1. If you have a earlier version, you can order an upgrade chip online or by calling Alternate Mode at 413-594-5190. NOTE: There are currently two versions of software available regarding pre-programming of the User Kits. One is for the Ku ...

  42. questionWhat is the malletKAT's pad layout?


  43. questionWhat is the malletKAT?
    The malletKAT Pro is a powerful MIDI controller that is designed to capture your playing gestures and performance. It transforms your performance into musical notes (MIDI data), capturing the details of dynamics, pressure, speed, dampening, etc., creating an incredible musical representation of ...

  44. questionWhat is UNIVERSAL ID in the malletKAT?
    UNIVERSAL ID Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 13 Parameters = Universal ID, 01-127 The “Individual Instrument ID” for the malletKAT PRO can be assigned at this screen. This setting is used to allow external devices to selectively send data dump information to the malletKAT Pro. This ...

  45. questionWhat is VELOCITY SHIFT MODE in the malletKAT?
    VELOCITY SHIFT MODE=E twice (MIDDLE OCTAVE) VEL S. This screen informs you that you are in Velocity Switch Mode. In this mode, the sound switches between CONTROLLER ONE and TWO by how hard you play. You can set up the exact velocity point that the switch happens in the KIT AUX SCREENs, Velocity ...

  46. questionWhat is VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEEL A,B,C CONTROLLER NUMBER in the malletKAT?
    VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEEL A,B,C CONTROLLER NUMBER Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 63, 17, 18 Parameters = CC#00-127 The Virtual Control Wheel Function on the malletKAT turns Controller Layer Two into a Programmable Control Wheel. Unlike RTC, the value of the white keys return to zero when the note ...

  47. questionWhat is WARP MODE in the malletKAT?
    WARP MODE Kit Auxiliary Short Cut = # 55,56, 57,58 Parameters = P1 & P2 -12 to +12 semitones, Repetitions 1-3, Patterns 1-8, Volume 10-100% Warp Mode gives the malletKAT the ability to repeat any pattern in real time. The amount of repeats is controllable, along with the tempo. Besides the ech ...

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