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  1. 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 memor ...

  2. questionWhat type of power adaptor is used with the drumKAT?
    AC Adapter specifications - 9 Volt , positive tip, 500 mA or greater. Older drumKATs also used to have an power cord input - those cables can still be purchased through Alternate Mode (www.alterna ...

  3. questionWhat kind of connections are on the drumKAT?
    The drumKAT has a 9 volt (500 mA, positive tip) power connector, a Breath Controller input, 9 trigger inputs, a hi-hat controller/footswitch input, 2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI outputs, a click out and 4 ...

  4. questionWhat type of footswitches can be used with the drumKAT?
    There are basically 2 types of *momentary footswitches - Normally Open and Normally Closed. The KAT KF1 footswitches are the, Normally Open type. Now this doesn't mean you can't use the Normally C ...

  5. 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 Sust ...

  6. questionWhy are there 2 MIDI Inputs on the drumKAT?
    The drumKAT 3.5 has two MIDI IN jacks to receive MIDI information from another controller, a sequencer, or a computer. The drumKAT 3.5 can merge and/or filter this information and send it to eithe ...

  7. questionWhy are there 4 MIDI Outputs on the drumKAT?
    The drumKAT 3.5 has two pairs of MIDI OUT jacks. This allows you to actually perform 32 Channel MIDI if you want. Or you can map these two pairs of MIDI outputs to be four identical MIDI OUTs. The ...

  8. 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 produce ...

  9. 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 produce ...

  10. questionWhat kind of trigger sources can be plugged into the drumKAT?
    You may connect a variety of triggering sources including pads, pedals and acoustic triggers.  Other manufacturers trigger pedals, pads and acoustic triggers should work also. When using ster ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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>>>.

  14. questionWhat upgrades are available for the drumKAT?
    For the latest on upgrades for KAT controllers, log onto www.alternatemode.com or call 877-933-6237.

  15. 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, ...

  16. questionHow can I quickly edit the settings on one pad on the drumKAT?
    KIT EDIT SHORTCUT:The most commonly used settings are found in the KIT EDIT Screens, especially KIT EDIT Screen 5. This screen holds the basic settings for what Sound each of your pads will play.T ...

  17. 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 REVERS ...

  18. 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 REVE ...

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

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

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