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MalletKAT / Any thoughts on the new Pearl/McMillian mallet controller?
« Last post by wolfereeno on November 15, 2017, 10:25:35 AM »
MalletKAT / Re: MalletKat sending untriggered "note on"
« Last post by bradfordwetmore on November 09, 2017, 07:27:56 PM »

FSR is a Force Sensing Resistor.   A FSR will vary its resistance depending on how much pressure is being applied.  (i.e. how strong you hit the pad)  This gets translated into a discrete value that is sent to the sound source via MIDI, which then converts the value into the actual signal (volume).  I'm sure someone with more technical details will correct me, but that's the basics of it.

If you haven't see it already, the video helpdesk has some cool internal videos as to how the MK is put together and items can be replaced.

In particular:
DITI - jamKAT-HybriKIT / Yamaha RH135 and the DITI
« Last post by EricaJepu on October 20, 2017, 12:59:01 PM »

I just bought a new Yamaha DTX530 drumset and I was wondering if anyone managed to connect an ipod to the module?

MalletKAT / Re: MalletKat sending untriggered "note on"
« Last post by frankinthevillags on October 03, 2017, 11:31:37 PM »
I'm sorry -- what is "FSR"? (I don't find that in the manual.)
MalletKAT / Re: MalletKat sending untriggered "note on"
« Last post by pljones on October 03, 2017, 05:41:16 PM »
Maybe run through and train the FSR?  It could have become more sensitive due to environmental changes, like temperature, maybe.
MalletKAT / MalletKat sending untriggered "note on"
« Last post by frankinthevillags on October 03, 2017, 01:41:22 PM »
In a rehearsal today, I was stunned when my MalletKat suddenly played and sustained a note, even though I was nowhere near the keypads. It happened 3 times and it was the same note each time (I think -- I was too startled to really pay attention to the pitch!). The first 2 times, the note cut off by itself after a few seconds. The 3rd time, it stopped only when I touched the instrument case. (After than, I shut it down.)

Does anyone know what causes this --- and more important, how to prevent it from happening again?

Many thanks! 
MalletKAT / Changing Octave Settings Creating Volume Issue
« Last post by drumno5 on September 27, 2017, 09:09:42 PM »
I have been experimenting with raising the octave setting (e.g. change octave 07 to 08) on the various vibe and marimba setups on my Malletkat. When I do this, however, the volume of the sound diminishes as I play upwards through the top octave. if I raise the pitch scale two octaves (e.g. octave 07 to 09) the volume continues to diminish, eventually disappearing completely. I have confirmed this behavior for user kits 1 through 15, and on a random sampling of other voices. A few questions:
  • Is this behavior normal, has anyone else experienced it?
  • Can I compensate by using the pad training, or octave training feature?
  • Are pad training/octave training adjustments global, or specific to the kit on the instrument when they are set?
My instrument is an Express with the KS internal sound engine. Thanks in advance...
Gig Announcements and Performances / First concert by yet unnamed 4tet
« Last post by AaronRes on September 20, 2017, 06:17:59 PM »
O M G, thank you for putting your time together for this : I hope DSP will make a DVDversion of this concert & HOPEFULLY, the sounds wont be edited I will definitely buy it
MalletKAT / No sound on MalletKat
« Last post by AaronRes on September 17, 2017, 05:38:42 PM »
Hi, Den.

Have you looked in Device Manager to check that a Sound device has been installed?
MalletKAT / Alternate banks
« Last post by AaronRes on September 15, 2017, 10:01:36 AM »
By default the key G is set to Alternate Group Fleet, but what is Alternate Group Fleet?  I press it and nothing seems to happen.
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