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FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / Re: 10" HybriPad Bounces off the Drum
« Last post by gmbydmit2 on November 07, 2020, 11:36:30 AM »
Thanks for circling back and sharing!

FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / Re: 10" HybriPad Bounces off the Drum
« Last post by 510man on November 07, 2020, 09:29:10 AM »
Not a hard hitter. Loosening the head kind of defeats the purpose of a quick and simple A to E conversion. That may help but not the solution I'm looking for.

I'm circling back on this thread because the fix I've found is a Slingerland style rim. You have to work the HybriPad under this style rim. The end result is perfection. The HybriPad cannot move.

Hope it helps someone else.
FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / Dual Zone Snare?
« Last post by 510man on October 05, 2020, 01:51:12 AM »
Love the HybriPads. Feel and tracking are way better than mesh. That said, has any thought been given to a dual zone snare made from a HybriPad to fill the void created by ATV closing in the US? Their snares are common with the Mimic. An FSR snare with cross stick and rimshot switching would be ideal with the Mimic. FTB powering or an internal battery on a slide tray so it's easy to replace would be great. Battery would need a power switch, which seems to be acceptable now. The ATV HH has a wall wart and a power switch and no one is screaming. 
FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / Hybrid Pad Connector Issues
« Last post by 510man on October 05, 2020, 01:45:53 AM »
My HybriPads will occasionally drop volume to about 30% of what they should be. It appears to be a connector issue. Unplugging and plugging the jack several times may or may not fix it. Cleaning the jacks may or may not fix it. The challenge is the problem can happen in the middle of playing a song on a gig and take a couple seconds or several minutes to fix. And then there's no way to know how long until it happens again. Somes times several days and other times a few minutes.

Anybody else having this issue? Have you been able to resolve it?
MalletKAT / Re: Cakewalk changing sounds (setups)
« Last post by gmbydmit2 on September 18, 2020, 03:13:22 PM »
some things i noticed (through my haze and bewilderment) is like with most midi devices ESPECIALLY the Alternate Mode ones, MK-KS, DK-KS, Diti, etc

1. the second that connection is made, your KAT device is already sending CC #'s, PC #'s, etc, etc...
to anything in that signal path and some things could change or react weirdly

2. (somewhat related) WHENEVER I power on anything using the Kurzweil Sound chip, i suggest scrolling upon one kit or two and then back down again before performing, just to make sure things are 'straight' (did you ever turn it on and the screen shows one thing and the sounds coming out are completely different like a 'default' piano patch...??)

3. YES, YAY DUDE! figured it out and yeah it sounds like the USB out from the KETRON is causing some sorta MIDI Loop / redundancy kinda thing...

i think you should start from scratch again.
either use:

1.the Ketron to your PC/MAC with only the USB Connection (and only use the MalletKat Midi out to Ketron Midi In only)

 OR...what I would probably prefer, because I am old and like making things more difficult  ;D

2. MIDI out of MalletKat/Vibekat to the MIDI IN of the KETRON, then MIDi OUT from the KETRON to your midi IN of your interface, AND the 2 audio outs from the KETRON to two separate Audio ins on your interface.
(yes now you'll have to open up at least two or three tracks in Sonar or Ableton or whatever...record midi to one MIDI track, and one audio track records from KETRON right audio out and another audio track for the KETRON left audio out)

with midi recorded, and you're happy with the performance, then disconnect the MalletKat or Vibekat, and do midi out from Sonar to midi in of the Ketron (or any external or internal sound source) and voila....whatever trips your trigger

let's see how you are coming along when you or video that you might share with the forum...
 :D :)

MalletKAT / Re: Reconnecting connections on pads
« Last post by gmbydmit2 on September 18, 2020, 02:40:57 PM »

I wouldn't personally mess with anything internally on the malletKat.
If you opened up and saw nothing obviously disconnected or broken, then I'd box it up and send it to Mario and the gang at Alternate Mode for repair

(my 2 cents)
MalletKAT / Reconnecting connections on pads
« Last post by FreddyTx on August 19, 2020, 12:20:44 PM »
I've got MalletKatPro (KS) and I've got one pad that doesn't respond to sounds any longer. I received an email from Alternate Mode on how to diagnose and solution this issue. I'm on the next step of taking the back off and reconnecting the pad. I took the back off but there is foam padding, etc. and I'm trying to avoid going in and tinkering with the components for fear of breaking something. I've already tried resetting/reinitializing, removing/cleaning the pad, etc.
Here is what AM sent to me.

Does anyone have any advice or is there a video on how to check/fix the connection?


Connection Issue:

If that does not correct the problem, then try to take a look at the connections on the circuit board (for the sensor) you will be looking at the connections mark with J at the bottom edge on the circuit board.

Turn off the malletKAT and remove the back cover. Locate the connections of the tails that are plugged into the circuit board at J13, J14, and J18 (master octave sensor)J15 & J16(2nd octave),J17 & J19 (for the 3rd octave) Find the correct J connectors for the pad with the problem and un-plug and then re-plug those connections making sure that there is a firm connection. You will need to remove the silicone on these connections to un plug, check that no traces of silicone got inside the connection. remove all silicone and replug these connections. Now reinitialize the unit again

FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / Re: eHAT2 FSR pedal trigger
« Last post by pljones on August 05, 2020, 05:53:18 PM »
By May this year, the sensor I had had got to the state where a retrain gave it a range on the the Pad 22 display as low as 0 to 13 ... but variable, sometimes it would train to 0 to 107 immediately after.  So I gave up and got a replacement.  Nowhere in the UK (and couldn't see any on eBay) was doing compatible pedals.

That seems to be behaving at the moment.  The new Velcro is a lot tighter than on the last one, for a start - I think there must have been both horizontal and vertical give going on.  Once trained, it's all seemed well -- it's been a couple of months now without a change (not through cold / damp spells yet, though - only a couple of minor heat waves).  I don't remember the old one ever feeling quite so good.
FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / Re: eHAT2 FSR pedal trigger
« Last post by 510man on August 04, 2020, 07:22:36 PM »
Hi all,

Anyone else get one of these?

I bought one for a HH on a Pearl Mimic Pro. I was optimistic but I didn't have much luck with getting the setting right. I stopped using it and moved to a Roland FD7 controller. Old but works great and setup was easy to dial in
MalletKAT / Re: Cakewalk changing sounds (setups)
« Last post by Stephenconmor on August 03, 2020, 04:06:13 PM »
I think I figured out my issue, but it?s a bit strange. 

First I tried your ideas: changed to midi Chanel 1, disconnected midi cable from the computer to the midi in of the VibeKat...   did not solve the problem but I thought... maybe disconnect other things.   

So I disconnected the VibeKat midi out going to the Ketron SD1000 midi in.   Normally this would silence the VibeKat, but no, I guess because I have the Ketron SD1000 USB port connected to a USB on my laptop.  So apparently there was some conflicting signals ...

So my fix: once I?m ready to work in Cakewalk, I disconnect the midi cable going from the VibeKat to the Ketron SD1000.   Now everything is working fine.   (If I play the VibeKat without the computer, I reconnect that cable - VibeKat to the Ketron SD1000.)

Thanks for your help,
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