malletKAT 8 - MIDI Mallet Controllers
The malletKAT 8. Starting at $1099.00 USD
What Are You Waiting For?
Join the community of thousands of other happy and loyal malletKAT owners – professionals and novices alike – who have proclaimed the malletKAT as the World's Greatest MIDI Mallet Controller since 1984!
It’s about the FEEL
Over the years we’ve improved the feel of our pads. Frankly, it’s feel cannot be beat!
It’s about the SENSITIVITY
With unmatched dynamic range, your softest and loudest hits are recognized. Only our controllers can be “TRAINED” to match your playing dynamics.
It’s about the RESPONSE
The malletKAT can "self-adjust" itself to prevent unwanted note-bleeding or overlap.
It’s about the NUANCE
Common mallet techniques like dampening and dead stroking are accomplished with ease. Two controller pedals allow vibrato, pitch bending, etc. that make the instrument more musical!
It’s about CREATIVE CONTROL
Only the malletKAT provides control of two sounds at once. Create limitless possibilities by layering sounds together, create automated splits, or accompany yourself by using simple to configure melodic modes.
It's about EASE OF USE
Out of the box, your malletKAT is ready for performance or practice immediately with your favorite synth module, computer/DAW, or iOS/Android device**.
BUILT IN SOUNDS
Add an optional built-in sound card from Kurzweil Music Systems and have isntant access to thousands of sounds at your fingertips. With this professional grade synthesizer, you won't need to bring computers, audio interfaces and expensive hardware to your gig!!
BUILT IN PRESETS
Save your favorite settings using 128 User Presets. With the optional internal sound card, we preset them for you! Just find your favorite sound and PLAY.
FLEXIBLE IN SIZE, WEIGHT, AND PORTABILITY
Different playing situations require different size controllers. Start with a two to four octave base, and expand up to five octaves with our Octave Exanders. A five octave malletKAT with sounds built in is under 37lbs.
RUGGED and TOUR WORTHY
Our controllers are time tested. Used in shows world wide in the most professional environments, year after year, decade after decade.
We use heavy gauge aluminum for extreme durability. It can take a fall. It can take a beating. No plastic molds used here.
The malletKAT uses 3/8” nuBounce playing pads. These pads are designed to take hard hits. It also protects the sensors from these hard hits.
Our mallet controllers are water resistant. It can take a sprinkling if you get stuck.
WARRANTY- CUSTOMER SERVICE AND UPGRADES
Our controllers have a one year warranty covering parts and labor. We got you covered. Ask our thousands of customers. Our one-on-one customer service can not be beat. A true advantage being a small company. We know our instrument because we play our instrument.
The following features/accessories now ship standard with the malletKAT 8:
- Clambusters - to help silence the occasional “missed note”
- MIDI-to-USB cable - for direct connection to your computer, DAW, phone** or tablet** apps
- Standard 5-pin MIDI cable - for direct connection to your external synth or audio card
- Sustain pedal
- Footswitch for configuring your personal sound directly on the malletKAT
- PitPads - a sturdy, protective surface to prolong the life of your pads
**iOS compatibility requires an Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter (sold separately)
**Android compatibility requires a USB converter cable (sold separately)
Yours is ready and waiting to be assembled.