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- What is MIDI Delay?
A term which is mistakenly used, by many, to refer to all kinds of delay ranging from Sound Source Delay, to Sound Travel Delay, to actual delay due to MIDI. The delay caused by the transmis ...
- What is MIDI In?
A 5 pin DIN jack by which an instrument receives MIDI information from another musical instrument. Through its MIDI In, the trapKAT can receive DATA DUMPs, Kit changes, and Note # AutoTrain ...
- What is MIDI Out?
A 5 pin DIN jack by which an instrument sends MIDI information to another instrument. The trapKAT sends out Channel, Note, and Velocity information, Continuous Controller messages 01 and 04 if hat ...
- What is Groove?
A Groove is a pattern or “riff” that you can select to play for you to practice against.
- What is a Note Number?
A “MIDI Note” is the number sent in a “MIDI NOTE ON” or a “MIDI NOTE OFF” command to tell the receiving instrument which Sound to make.
- What is a Program Change?
A MIDI command which instructs the receiving instrument to change to a new group of settings. For Sound Sources this generally means selecting a new group of sounds.
- What is Response?
What Velocity the trapKAT sends out related to your playing Dynamics. A natural response is that the Velocity (hence the loudness) gets bigger as your dynamics increase.
- What is the Screen?
A display “window” on the trapKAT, usually with information about current settings.
- What is a Sound Source?
A device that accepts MIDI input and then plays a sound based on the information it received. Drum machines, samplers and synthesizers are all examples of Sound Sources.
- What is Sound Source Delay?
The time it takes for a Sound Source to play a sound after it has received all the MIDI information it needs. Usually this is about 1/2 to 15mS.
- What is Sound Travel Delay?
The time it takes for a sound to travel through the air from the source (speakers, drum head, etc.) to our ears. Usually this is about 1 to 20mS.
- What does Toggle mean?
To switch back and forth from one selection to another; e.g. GLOBAL EDIT footswitch and Pad1 toggles you between FactoryKits and UserKits.
- What is a Trigger?
Any of various external impact sensors that can be plugged into the trapKAT bass input. Normally these are foot triggers like the kicKAT, miniKICK, and fatKAT.
- What is a User Kit?
Kits that are changeable in your trapKAT. These are Kits that you alter to meet your needs.
- What is a Factory Kit?
Kits that are always present in your instrument. These are Kits that we at Alternate Mode generated for you to use with the various Sound Sources available.
- What is Velocity?
A measure of how loud or soft a Note the trapKAT will play on your Sound Source.
- MIDI for Percussion - what you need to know.
The world of Percussion has some special needs that affect how MIDI is generally used for Percussion and Drum Sounds. These special differences include how Note Offs (Gate Time) are handled, ...
- Is there a trapKAT Kit template I can print out and write down my settings?
- How do I install new software in my trapKAT?
HOW TO PHYSICALLY CHANGE YOUR SOFTWARE CHIP: Tools Needed: 1 medium flat screwdriver, 1 medium phillips head screwdriver. 1) First, remove the AC adaptor plug from the back of the trap ...
- How do I setup the Breath Controller in the trapKAT?
To actually use a Breath Controller (Yamaha BC-10) you should first adjust the two trimpots in the headset to match the following diagram [breath control pdf], then train it. Now train your ...
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