The kids love playing it and the conductors have definitely started to realise the potential of it - at first several of the conductors were a bit skeptical but I got a message from our Convenor the other day that it was fantastic.
We had the MalletKAT at home the other weekend as my daughter (who came in to the shop with me) was asked to play the xylo part for Hagrid's theme (Harry Potter of course). I managed to force my two off it for about 5 minutes so that I could have a go. Great fun!
This year, Young Chang, the maker of the Kurzweil sound card, unexpectedly decided to stop manufacturing the sound card for Alternate Mode. We still have some left, but will soon no longer have the KS available as we want to keep a supply of repair boards available.
Ever since the Malletstation was announced last November, many comparisons with the malletKAT were posted on social media. It’s amazing that comparisons were made even before the instrument was released! Now that the product is on the market, it’s time for a more thorough investigation.