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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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.

  17. 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> ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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.

  21. questionHow do you setup the HiHat Foot/Chick in the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SCREEN 7: Kit Foot-Chick is a setting for having a hatKAT footcontroller play a Chick sound when you depress your hat to the bottom. This Sound is Velocity sensitive based on the speed of play when you depress through the Chick Point on your hatKAT. This is also where a Splash sound may ...

  22. questionHow do you STOP MOTIFs from playing in the drumKAT?
    MOTIF Screen 7: If you start a Motif and then advance to another Kit then a Motif may continue to keep playing. If you don’t have a Motif Control Pad in that Kit, you won’t be able to shut off that Motif! You can choose to have all Motifs stop when you change Kits (or not). MOTIF S ...

  23. questionHow do you use the CLICK OUT on the drumKAT?
    The drumKAT 3.5 also has a line level click output to provide tempo information when sequencing. This click out can be toggled on/off by depressing footswitch 4 and hitting PAD9. The CLICK produces a click sound on the CLICK output on the back ofthe drumKAT, however we suggest not using that sin ...

  24. questionIs there a drumKAT KIT TEMPLATE I can print out?
    Yes. Print this template out nd fill it in to have a hard copy of you kits. http://www.alternatemode.com/manuals/DK_KIT_TEMP.pdf

  25. questionIs there a drumKAT MIDI Implementation chart?
    Yes. DK_MIDI_IMP.pdf

  26. questionIs there a listing of the VELOCITY VURVES in the drumKAT?
    Yes. DK_Curves_App_G.pdf

  27. questionIs there SYS_EX DOCUMENTATION for the drumKAT?
    Yes. DK_SYSX.PDF

  28. questionThe drumKAT playing surface is not responding well.
    Here is a list of things to try to help isolate your problem: • Adjust thresholds of your Pads - see p.82-92 • Train your Pads to your personal dynamic range. • Call up Demo Kit 1 on the drumKAT (See p.42). Verify that the Sound Source is on MIDI Channel 10. See if pads 7 or 0 ...

  29. questionThe HiHat does not work in the drumKAT?
    Here is a list of things to try to help isolate your problem: • See Chapter 9, “HiHat”. • Verify hatKAT or HiHat footswitch is plugged into correct input on the side of the drumKAT. • Call up Demo Kit 4 on the drumKAT (See p.42). Verify that the Sound Source is on M ...

  30. questionThere is NO SOUND when I play the drumKAT?
    If there are no sounds out of your Sound Source when you play on drumKAT, here is a list of things to try to help isolate your problem: • Verify drumKAT and Sound Source are ON and are plugged into working AC sockets! (Do their displays light up?) • Try a compatible AC adaptor if the ...

  31. questionWhat accessories can I use with my drumKAT?
    There are many accessories available for your drumKAT controller. Check out www.alternatemode.com for addtional info. DKC - drumKAT Case DKB - KAT Controller Mounting Bracket Power cords - European & U.S. AC Adaptors - European & U.S. Assorted stands and stand parts KF1 - Single Footswitches Bre ...

  32. questionWhat are the 4 footswitch inputs for in the drumKAT?
    Footswitch ONE gets you in and out of EDIT. Footswitch TWO advances you forward or backward through the Kits that you programmed. Footswitch THREE is programmable in each Kit (options include Sustain, MIDI Click On/Off, External Sequence Start/Stop, Home Base, and Freeze Base). Footswitch FOUR p ...

  33. questionWhat are the chord structures available for MELODIC MODE in the drumKAT?
    Chord Structures Available: Majs - Major scale (Aeolian) Majc - Major scale in 3rds (chordal fashion) Dors - Dorian scale (minor with major 6th & flatted 7th) Dorc - Dorian scale in 3rds (chordal fashion) Ma7c - Major 7th chord Mi7c - Minor 7th chord Mixs - Mixolydian scale Mixc - Mixolydian sca ...

  34. questionWhat are the COMPLEX MODEs in the drumKAT?
    There are 10 COMPLEX MODEs in the drum KAT: 1) Multiple - Play up to 4 sounds per Pad, simultaneously or with delays. Used for “fat” snare hits, chords, and strummed & echo effects. 2) Alternate - Hits alternate through up to 4 sounds. Used to create interesting patterns, especially ...

  35. questionWhat are the CONTROL MODEs in the drumKAT?
    There are 13 CONTROL MODES in the drumKAT: 1) Tap Tempo - Your personal tempo is read on a Pad and used to adjust the internal Motif Clock (and external MIDI Clock) to match to your tempo. 2) Motif Playback - Control the playback of up to 4 Motifs on one Pad. Can control by Start/Stop, Once, Loo ...

  36. questionWhat are the Controller Numbers that can be set in the drumKAT?
    Controller Numbers: 0 Undefined 1 Modulation 2 Breath Control 3 Undefined 4 Foot Control 5 Portamento Time, 6 Data Entry MSB, 7 Main Volume, 8 Balance, 9 Undefined, 10 Pan, 11 Expression, 12-15 Undefined, 16-19 General Purpose, Controllers #’s 1-4, 20-31 Undefined, 32-63 LSB for value ...

  37. questionWhat are the FOOT/BREATH screens in the drumKAT?
    Enter the PRE-EDIT Screens by pressing down on Footswitch1 and releasing. Then, hit PAD0 to see the FOOT/BREATH screen: <<<#0 = FOOT/BREATH, to confirm type, hit pad #0 again,FOOTSW1 TO EXIT>>> The FOOT/BREATH Screens are where you train your FootController and BreathController ...

  38. questionWhat are the GLOBAL Screens in the drumKAT?
    The GLOBAL Screens are a collection of settings that apply to the instrument globally. They include... Memory Protection, Program Change receive, Define Song Mode, Define Curves 15/16, Left MIDI In assignment, Right MIDI In assignment, MIDI In Notemap (KATALYZE) and Data Dump.

  39. questionWhat are the MELODIC MODEs in the drumKAT?
    There are 5 MELODIC MODEs in the drum KAT: 1) melMUL - Melodic version of Multiple, where chords can be created based upon a selected root Note and a selected chord structure. Quick way to make chords when playing with melodic or pitched sounds. 2) melALT - Melodic version of ALT8, where 8 Note ...

  40. questionWhat are the PRE-EDIT 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 wil ...

  41. questionWhat can be plugged into the HiHat/Foot Control input on the drumKAT?
    The HiHat/Controller input will accept a footswitch (KF1), a hatPedal foot controller (connected from the hatPedal Control output with a standard 1/4” shielded cable), the KAT CP1 controller pedal and most other manufacturers HiHat pedals that use a mono cable. The actual training of the h ...

  42. questionWhat do I need to do to send my drumKAT in for repair?
    If you need your drumKAT repaired or worked on for any reason, call our Customer Service staff and ask for an “RA” number. This is a “Return Authorization” number. You must then clearly mark this “RA” number on the outside of the box you send back to KAT. When ...

  43. questionWhat does CURSOR ADV pad do on the drumKAT?
    CURSOR ADV (PAD2) is used to select a particular setting or parameter within a screen.

  44. questionWhat does DEFAULT pad do on the drumKAT?
    DEFAULT (PAD8) is used to quickly enter factory or personal values for settings.

  45. questionWhat does DUPLICATE pad do on the drumKAT?
    DUPLICATE (PAD9) is used to copy a value to all the Sounds of a Pad (two hits) or to all Pads in a Kit (three hits).

  46. questionWhat does HEAR SOUND pad do on the drumKAT?
    HEAR SOUND (PAD5) is used to preview the sound a Pad will make in PLAY Mode while you are still editing it.

  47. questionWhat does RECALL pad do on the drumKAT?
    RECALL (PAD0) RECALL is used to retrieve the last Kit that you edited if you accidentally advance to some other Kit prior to Saving changes you made.

  48. questionWhat does SAVE pad do on the drumKAT?
    SAVE (PAD7) is used to permanently Save changes you make to a Kit.

  49. questionWhat does SCREEN ADV pad do on the drumKAT?
    SCREEN ADV (PAD1) advances through the editing screens on the drumKAT.

  50. questionWhat does SOUND ADV pad do on the drumKAT?
    SOUND ADV (PAD4) is used to advance to other Pads or Sounds quickly.

  51. questionWhat does the REVERSE pad do 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.

  52. questionWhat does VALUE ADV pad do on the drumKAT?
    VALUE ADV (PAD6) is used to change the value of a setting.

  53. questionWhat is CLOCK SOURCE in the drumKAT?
    MOTIF SCREEN 5: Here you may choose to select an EXTERNAL clock source if you want to sync your drumKAT Motifs to an external clock source. INTERNAL is the normal setting. KIT EDIT MOTIF Screen 5 looks like this...<<<clock source for, motifs is, INTERNAL(INTERNAL or EXTERNAL)>>>.

  54. questionWhat is LATCH MODE (Loop Playback) in the drumKAT?
    LATCH MODE allows a loop or sounds to continuously sustain when a pad is hit and then stop when it's hit again. Thd display in EDIT MODE would look like this: <<<k01 PAD1 SIMPL, Bch10 note D2=38, vel 08-128 crv01, gate time LATCH(No Offs, .005-6.3, ROLL, LATCH)>>>

  55. questionWhat is LATCH MODE (Loop Playback) in the drumKAT?
    LATCH MODE allows a loop or sounds to continuously sustain when a pad is hit and then stop when it's hit again. Thd display in EDIT MODE would look like this: <<<k01 PAD1 SIMPL, Bch10 note D2=38, vel 08-128 crv01, gate time LATCH(No Offs, .005-6.3, ROLL, LATCH)>>>

  56. questionWhat is MIDI IN NOTEMAP 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 NOTE MA ...

  57. questionWhat is SONGMODE in the drumKAT?
    GLOBAL SCREEN 2: Songmode allows you to chain Kit #s in any order you want and then step through them quickly in the order you selected. This is useful for stepping through kits live in performance in the context of a song. (SOUND ADV will increment the Step # for you.) Simply select “ON&# ...

  58. questionWhat is the CLICK OUT used for on the drumKAT?
    The drumKAT 3.5 also has a line level click output to provide tempo information when sequencing. This click out can be toggled on/off by depressing footswitch 4 and hitting PAD9. The CLICK produces a click sound on the CLICK output on the back ofthe drumKAT, however we suggest not using that sin ...

  59. questionWhat is the difference between the drumKAT and the drumKAT TURBO?
    In addition to all the drumKATs features the TURBO adds... • New microprocessor chip (50% faster than V3.5) • new sequence timing chip (doubles motif resolutions) • additional memory chip (increases kits to 48 & Motifs to 32) • Alternate 128 Mode (128 notes per pad!) R ...

  60. questionWhat is the drumKAT's pad layout?
    Each of the 10 pads on the drumKAT represent one of the following sets of editing screens. Press Footswitch 1 and release, then hit one'- of the pads (twice) to enter that set of edit screens. PAD 1: GLOBAL PAD 6: MOTIFS PAD 2: KIT EDIT PAD 7: PAD ADJUST PAD 3: NOTE OFF P ...

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