Based on the original jamKAT, the jamKAT'R offers 7 more FSR trigger zones built on the neck of the instrument. The "banjo" style layout of the instrument when attached on a concert snare drum stand allows for easy access to playing the instrument standing up. The jamKAT'R plugs directly into the DITI MIDI Controller. Built in kits on the DITI allows the player to instantly enjoy the melodic and rhythmic possibilities that this combination offers.
Take a look at the hand drum controllers that are available on the market.....What are they all thinking? The jamKAT is designed to be played with your hands, comfortably and intelligently.
You'll be able to play patterns like never before because the jamKAT lends itself to hand drumming.
Who wants to whack on plastic....or hard rubber? Yuk.
The jamKAT's feel is unlike anything you've ever played on. Just the right amount of give, but not too soft. Designed to be played on for hours without fatigue.
Nothing beats the sensitivity of FSR. You'll experience the softest softs to the hardest hards.
What is new and exciting is that it is finger friendly.....we mean like playing rolls with your fingers.
No need for special stands for the jamKAT. Just use your standard snare drum basket. The jamKAT has a 14" round playing surface with a 13" metal frame.
The jamKAT is an FSR pad configuration that does not have any hardware or software on it. It connects to the outside world via a single HD15 cable (included). The jamKAT then connects to the DITI (Drum Intelligent Trigger Interface). This means that the jamKAT can work with your current drum machine's trigger ins, a computer using music software or any MIDI sound module. You have total control of what sound module you want to use and what sounds to put on each zone. This really makes the jamKAT a truly Universal Hand Drum.
Alternate Mode is proud to announce several industry legends, drummer /percussion artists, already in the KAT family, Danny Gottlieb, Wil Calhoun, and Futureman Roy Wooten where the jamKAT'R will now be used.
In the next few months, we will be transitioning the powder coating metal and sensor overlays of our malletKAT, vibeKAT and trapKAT products to a new, bright white body.
This beautiful and contemporary look is further enhanced by also including a solid black nylon coating atop of the pads. This coating is not just aesthetic, but provides additional protection of the pads from the sun, rain, and general abuses.