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  1. questionHow can I tell what version my drumKAT is?
    When the drumKAT powers up, the 2nd line first screen will tell you the version # and looks something like this... <<<PLAY MODE ON, drumKAT v3.8, Footswitch 1 for, Editing>>>.

  2. questionHow do I adjust the RESPONSE of the pads on the drumKAT?
    The PAD ADJUST Screens are where you customize or train the dynamics and sensitivity of your playing pads to your own individual style and taste. Enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD7 to see PRE EDIT SCREEN 7 : <<<#7 =PAD SETTINGS, to c ...

  3. questionHow do I backup the memory from my drumKAT?
    GLOBAL SCREEN 8: If you strike PAD7 or PAD8 when at this screen, you will dump the contents of your drumKAT’s Memory to the Left MIDI OUTs. This is to Save your work to a Data Disk, Computer, or Sequencer as a back up. Then the Data Dump can be sent back into your drumKAT later on to r ...

  4. questionHow do I care for / clean my drumKAT?
    The drumKAT 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 drumKAT will provide you with years of enjoyment. Don’t pour or spill liquids on your drumKAT. Don’t ...

  5. questionHow do I change DEFAULTS for the drumKAT?
    PRE EDIT SCREEN 4: The DEFAULT Screens are the Screens that allow you to define your own defaults for most of your settings. A default is a value which is entered for a particular setting when you hit the DEFAULT PAD (PAD8) in EDIT Mode. You define these defaults to be the values you typically ...

  6. questionHow do I change sensors on the drumKAT?
    Changing the FSR Sensors on the drumKAT 1. Unplug the drumKAT power cord from the wall. 2. Remove the back cover. 3. Carefully disconnect the beeper and the transformer from the bottom left side of the circuit board. They are encased in the white plastic. Lift lip and pull out connector. ...

  7. questionHow do I change the drumKAT software chip?
    HOW TO PHYSICALLY CHANGE YOUR SOFTWARE CHIP: Tools Needed: 1 small & 1 medium flat screwdriver. 1) First, remove the power cord from the back of the drumKAT! 2) Find a smooth, clean, flat surface and place your drumKAT upside down on it, the jacks facing away from you. 3) Remove back cover ...

  8. questionHow do I change the POLYPHONY in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 10: You may select the amount of POLYPHONY for each Pad or Trigger independently. This is very useful with samplers to get a good sounding buzz roll. At the time of the creation of this feature, most sound sources do not treat polyphony on one Note properly so the Default is MONO ...

  9. questionHow do I change the THRESHOLD of the pads on the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 17: The threshold controls the low end sensitivity of your Pads or Triggers. The lower the number, the lighter the hit your drumKAT will respond to. If the number is too small (like 1 or 2) you may risk some false triggering. If the number is too high, your softer hits may not be ...

  10. questionHow do I change what FOOT FUNCTION 3 does in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 15: In each Kit, you may change what FOOT3 does. Choices are: • Sustain, Sequence Start/Stop, Sequence Cont./Stop • Home Base Reset, Freeze Base, Click ON/OFF. KIT EDIT SCREEN 15 looks like this... <<<k01(01-30) footswitch3:, is used as, SUSTAIN(SUSTAIN,EXT ...

  11. questionHow do I change what the BREATH CONTROLLER does in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 16 The function performed by the breath controller (Yamaha BC2®) can be changed in each Kit. Typical uses are: • Pitchbend • Modulation • Playing a Note by Linking to another Pad or Trigger. KIT EDIT SCREEN 16 looks like this... <<<k01(01-30) b ...

  12. questionHow do I do a DATA DUMP from the drumKAT?
    GLOBAL SCREEN 8: If you strike PAD7 or PAD8 when at this screen, you will dump the contents of your drumKAT’s Memory to the Left MIDI OUTs. This is to Save your work to a Data Disk, Computer, or Sequencer as a back up. Then the Data Dump can be sent back into your drumKAT later on to retri ...

  13. questionHow do I MIDI Merge in the drumKAT?
    Global Screens 5 & 6: These two screens allow you to select the overall mapping of the two MIDI inputs. For each input you may select independently whether Clock, Notes, and everything Else is merged to the Left MIDI output, the Right MIDI output, both MIDI outputs, or block it entirely from goi ...

  14. questionHow do I REINITIALIZE my drumKAT?
    Enter the PREFERENCE Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD9 9 times to see the PREFERENCE Screen 8: <<<to re-initialize, your drumKAT, including kits, hit pad 8>>> You can return the drumKAT to its original factory settings. Hit SCREEN ADV to PREF ...

  15. questionHow do I reinitialize my drumKAT?
    To initialize, including kits, step on the Edit Footswitch and release. Hit pad 9 twice. Hit pad 1 seven times. Hit pad 8 to execute initialization. To initialize, excluding kits, step on the Edit Footswitch and release. Hit pad 9 twice. Hit pad 1 eight times. Hit pad 8 to execute initializat ...

  16. questionHow do I send a PROGRAM CHANGE from the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREENS 11 & 12: The two of these Screens combine to give you 6 possible PROGRAM or VOLUME settings per Kit. Each time you enter a Kit, any settings you have selected here will be sent out through MIDI. On each row you may independently select which Side and Channel to send a BANK, PROG ...

  17. questionHow do I send an ALL NOTES OFF message from the drumKAT?
    PRE EDIT SCREEN 3: The ALL NOTES OFF Screens are the “panic-button” Screens that allow you to shut off notes that may be stuck on, any sound source you are using. There are three levels of action depending on how many times you hit PAD3 after you have released FOOT1. The first time ...

  18. questionHow do I send the "all notes off" MIDI command?
    Press & release Footswitch l, then hit Pad3 twice. This will send an All Notes Off command to any MIDI device you're connected to. BACK TO TOP

  19. questionHow do I send the "all notes off" MIDI command?
    Press & release Footswitch l, then hit Pad3 twice. This will send an All Notes Off command to any MIDI device you're connected to.

  20. questionHow do I ship my drumKAT in for repair?
    If you ever have to ship the drumKAT 3.5 back in for a repair or an update, use care and good judgment. It is best to save the original packing material to make shipping easy and safe. If you do not have the original packing material, box the drumKAT 3.5 in tight with packing noodles, paper, etc ...

  21. questionHow do I stop one trigger playing another in the drumKAT?
    The Trigger Interaction Screen allows you to suppress interaction from one trigger to another (if you hit one Trigger and another Trigger that is mounted on the same stand also plays - that is interaction.) Enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD8 ...

  22. questionHow do I TRAIN the drumKAT pads?
    The PAD ADJUST Screens are where you customize or train the dynamics and sensitivity of your playing pads to your own individual style and taste. Enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD7 to see PRE EDIT SCREEN 7 : <<<#7 =PAD SETTINGS, ...

  23. questionHow do I TRAIN the TRIGGERS on the drumKAT?
    The TRIGGER ADJUST Screens are where you customize or train the dynamics and sensitivity of your Trigger inputs to your own individual style and taste. Enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD8 to see the TRIGGER ADJUST Screen: <<<#8=TRIG ...

  24. questionHow do I use MIDI CHANNEL MAP in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 14: In each Kit you may select one MIDI Channel that you may do a specific mapping function on. You may move one Channel of information to another Channel or you may offset or transpose the Notes being merged through to another key. By selecting to also merge through on the botto ...

  25. questionHow do I use SONG SELECT in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 13: This Screen allows you to send a SONG SELECT to an external sequencer to call up a specific Song Pattern when you enter this Kit. You may also cause the tempo of your internal Clock to change when you enter this Kit. If you do this, any Motifs that are used will play at a dif ...

  26. questionHow do I use the KATalyze feature in the drumKAT?
    Global Screen 7 & Kit Edit Screen 2: Yes, there are 2 steps; you must first assign the sounds and then turn it on in the KIT you're in. This screen allows you to select up to 16 MIDI Notes from one of your MIDI INs to be KATalyzed or mapped to a particular Pad in the drumKAT. Using this NO ...

  27. questionHow do I use the READY RECORD Control in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 5: This Screen allows you to select Ready Record, an interactive Motif Record/Playback Mode.  The Ready Record feature allows you to start using Motif patterns in spontaneous ways - especially for solos or practice. Ready Record allows you to make up a pattern live - Recordi ...

  28. questionHow do I use trigger INTERACTION in the drumKAT?
    The Trigger Interaction Screen allows you to suppress interaction from one trigger to another (if you hit one Trigger and another Trigger that is mounted on the same stand also plays - that is interaction.) Enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit P ...

  29. questionHow do use TAP TEMPO in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 5: TAP TEMPO Mode allows you to control your clock tempo by the timing you play on any Pad defined to be a TAP TEMPO Pad. Get to the 5th KIT EDIT Screen and select CNTRL Mode and then select Control Type to be TAP TEMPO and you'll see this... <<<k01(k01-30) PAD5(PAD1-TRI ...

  30. questionHow do you COPY a CURVE in the drumKAT?
    The COPY Screens are the Screens that allow you to copy one Kit to another, one Pad to another, or one Curve to another. Enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD5 to see PRE EDIT SCREEN 5: <<<#5 = COPYSCREENS, to confirm type, hit pad #5 ag ...

  31. questionHow do you COPY a KIT in the drumKAT?
    To COPY a KIT in the drumKAT... enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD5 to see PRE EDIT SCREEN 5: <<<#5 = COPYSCREENS, to confirm type, hit pad #5 again, FOOTSW1 TO EXIT>>> The COPY Screens are the Screens that allow you to copy ...

  32. questionHow do you COPY a PAD/TRIGGER in the drumKAT?
    The COPY Screens are the Screens that allow you to copy one Kit to another, one Pad to another, or one Curve to another. Enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD5 to see PRE EDIT SCREEN 5: <<<#5 = COPYSCREENS, to confirm type, hit pad #5 ag ...

  33. questionHow do you edit on the drumKAT?
    The drumKAT has no buttons or knobs for changing settings. All changes in the drumKAT’s settings are done with the Playing Pads. That is why the Pads have names like SCREEN ADV, CURSOR ADV, etc. on them. You make all of your changes without having to put your drumsticks down! Footswitch1 ...

  34. questionHow do you playback MOTIFs in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 5: This screen allows you to select a Pad or Trigger to playback from 1 to 4 Motifs simultaneously. PLAYING MOTIFS: Just as there are a variety of ways to Record a Motif into your drumKAT, there are a variety of ways to PLAY back and control your Motifs. Motif playback screen lo ...

  35. questionHow do you protect MOTIFs in the drumKAT?
    Motif Screen 4: Motifs can be protected on an individual basis. After you select theMotif #, choose whether you want to be able to RECORD over it or PROTECT it. Select the Motif # and Protect it (or not). In addition to individually protecting Motifs you can also globally protect them. The top l ...

  36. questionHow do you REVERSE/go backwards through the settings on the drumKAT?
    While in Edit Mode, if you need to REVERSE or go backwards to a setting... Hit PAD3 - REVERSE and nothing happens. The REVERSE Pad changes the operation of future hits on other pads. Hitting REVERSE will not actually change the value but allows you to REVERSE the action of other Pads.

  37. questionHow do you SAVE Kits in the drumKAT?
    Global Screen 1: Before you save kits in the drumKAT you must make sure that the memory is not protected. Press and release the Edit footswitch, hit PAD1 twice and the screen will say... <<<permanent memory, IS PROTECTED (CAN BE CHANGED, IS PROTECTED), prgrm chg receiv, DISABLE ch:01> ...

  38. questionHow do you select different screens in the drumKAT?
    The drumKAT Pads have 3 uses: 1) Playing Pads, 2) Editing Function Pads, and 3) Screen Selector Pads. When you first depress and release Footswitch1, the display will ask you to select which type of screens to look at. The Pad you hit next will select which type of screens you enter. You w ...

  39. questionHow do you setup FOOT CONTROL Pedal in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 8: The FootControl Screen allows you to select your hatKAT to send Continuous Controller information to your sound source. If you have a TD7®-TD10® you will get best HiHat control by selecting Controller04 here. If you have a PROCUSSION® you will get best results by s ...

  40. questionHow do you setup the Breath Controller in the drumKAT?
    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.) The training screens for this can be found in the Foot Control/Breath Control screens.

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