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  1. question I have heard weird rumblings on forums that it is bad for the Malletkat to be stored vertically? Is this true?
    The pads are held on with PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive). Gravity is always with us. If it gets HOT, the glue can soften (especially in the sun). If the pads shift just a few millimeters, that's trouble. In the house, no problem at all.

  2. questionAre there 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 ...

  3. questionCan you run hang and dampen modes at the same time? What about dampen and dead stroke (could you change the velocity settings so a dead stroke would register with a harder stroke)
    The hang mode is calling up controller two. When dampen is activated, it effects both controllers. A dead stroke can not be activated by velocity BUT you could set up a VELOCITY SHIFT point that when you play hard, it jumps to controller two and controller two has a very short gate tim ...

  4. questionHow can I tell what setup/kit I'm in, in the malletKAT?
    There are four lines of text on the display. The display changes it’s look as different features are called up. KIT NUMBERS The very first character on Line one will either be: F followed by a number. Example F 01 meaning Factory Kit 1 or U followed by a number. Example U 89 meaning Us ...

  5. questionHow can I tell what version software I have installed in the malletKAT?
    When you first turn on the malletKAT, the display tells you on the second line what version number of the software that’s inside your malletKAT. Each new version of software adds new features that might change the way the display looks.

  6. questionHow do I access the editing functions in the malletKAT?
    Hold down the EDIT Footswitch and hit the pad for the function you wish to edit.

  7. questionHow do I adjust the VIEW of my display 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. 

  8. questionHow do I Backup my setups/kits 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 ...

  9. questionHow do I change kits/setups on my synth/sound source in the malletKAT?
    PROGRAM CHANGE SETTING =C (highest octave) Range 00-127 Hold down the Edit Footswitch and hit the C on the highest octave; then use the INCREMENT/DECREMENT pads to adjust the PROGRAM CHANGE. This setting selects a sound or set of sounds on your sound source in conjunction with the BANK SELECT # ...

  10. questionHow do I change the octave of my malletKAT?
    OCTAVES = E (highest octave) Range 00-14 This function sets the pitch range of the Controller. Hold down the Edit Footswitch and hit the E on the highest octave; then use the INCREMENT/DECREMENT pads to adjust the octave. Each time you raise or lower the number, the entire note range of the soun ...

  11. questionHow do I control my hard and soft hits (Velocity / Volume Curve)?
    MINIMUM VELOCITY SETTING = F (highest octave) Range 00-127 This setting determines how loud your softest hits will sound. Lowering this number will make your soft hits sound softer. Raising this number will turn even soft hits into loud sounds (if the maximum velocity is set to max, 127)   ...

  12. questionHow do I make PADs more sensitive in the malletKAT?
    If you are playing your malletKAT in a high altitude area, you may need to raise the thresholds levels of the entire instrument because the sensors are sensitive to pressure above sea levels. If your malletKAT begins to false trigger (playing itself, rapid fire pitches), you simply need to raise ...

  13. questionHow do I physically change the chip on the malletKAT?
    Inserting New Software Chips for Software Updates How to Physically Change Your Software Chip And the Special Patch Chip BEFORE YOU REMOVE YOUR SOFTWARE CHIP Turn on your malletKAT and look at the display. If you see a “+” sign after the word malletKAT, (malletKAT+) then you ...

  14. questionHow do I stop a PAD from playing itself on the malletKAT?
    If you are playing your malletKAT in a high altitude area, you may need to raise the thresholds levels of the entire instrument because the sensors are sensitive to pressure above sea levels. If your malletKAT begins to false trigger (playing itself, rapid fire pitches), you simply need to raise ...

  15. questionHow do I sync a malletKAT and a Kurzwiel PC2R?
    First, find the sound that you want by manually turning the dial on the Kurzweil.   Other than the User Bank, all of the programs on the Kurzweil are their FACTORY settings. When you find the sound, notice the bank and program number.   Then go to the User Kit on the malletKAT where you wan ...

  16. questionHow do I use CHAIN MODE in the malletKAT?
    CHAIN MODE Global Auxiliary Short Cut = # 46-49 Parameters = #46 Chain Number 01-16, #47 Chain Step 0-16, #48 Chain Step, #49 Chain Enable Enable/Disable A CHAIN allows you to arrange User Setups (Kits) in any order. You can either step through the Chain's Steps by using a Footswitch, or you ...

  17. questionHow do you assign the VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEEL in the malletKAT?
    There are three Virtual Control Wheels (besides the Pitch Bend) that can be assigned GLOBALLY. These are Control Wheels A,B and C. In the Global Screens, you assign what controller number (1-127) you want to assign onto the VIRTUAL WHEEL. Every Kit in the malletKAT can use ONE of these three ass ...

  18. questionHow do you change the setups/kits in the malletKAT?
    There are 2 ways to change setups on the malletKAT: 1. After hitting the Right Function Pad twice, each consecutive hit will advance through the setups. To go backwards, hit the Left Function Pad. *Why do we have you hit the function pads twice before advancing or decrementing the kits you ask ...

  19. questionHow do you connect the Expander to the malletKAT?
    Tools needed: You will need a Phillips screwdriver. To attach your Expander to the malletKAT PRO or malletKAT EXPRESS, turn the unit off and unplug all cords. Turn the malletKAT upside down on a flat surface. Position the Expander upside down next to the LOWEST octave of the malletKAT. Take ...

  20. questionHow do you edit the malletKAT?
    You will notice that there are no buttons on the malletKAT for editing. We have created an interface that allows for total programming without having to put down your mallets. Notice the words underneath the “white” keys.  When stepping on the Edit footswitch, these pads turn in ...

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