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What are the COMPLEX MODEs in the drumKAT?
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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 in conjunction with other Alternating Pads.
3) Note Shift - You select different pitches for the sound on a Pad based upon your playing dynamics. Used for talking drum effects or selecting through a wide range of sounds as you play from soft to hard.
4) Gate Shift - You can make the Gate Time of the sound get longer (or shorter) as you play harder. Used to switch from legato to staccato at will.
5) Velocity Shift - You control which (or how many) of up to 4 sounds play by how hard you hit the Pad. Used to blend in other sounds for accents or to select different samples based on your playing dynamics to achieve much more realistic sounds.
6) HiHat - The position of the HiHat pedal or footswitch will select between different sounds (Open and Closed) as you play on the Pad.
7) fcGATE - The position of the footcontrol pedal (HiHat pedal) selects from a range of Gate Times. Used to control length of sound over a range.
8) hatNOTE - The position of the HiHat pedal will select between 8 different sounds as you play on the Pad. Used with samplers or sound sources that have multiple samples for varying amounts of closed sound.
9) ALT8 - Hits alternate through up to 8 sounds. Used to create interesting patterns, especially in conjunction with other Alternating Pads.
10) RAN8 - Hits alternate randomly through up to 8 sounds. Used to create interesting patterns, especially in conjunction with other Alternating Pads.

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