- MalletKAT GS
2-3-4 Octaves Available
MalletKAT GS introduces a NEW AUDIO BOARD DESIGN: Optimized Line Level Output: There are two TRS (balanced) 1/4 inch.
stereo audio outputs on the back of the unit. Left channel can also act as a summed-mono channel. Separate Headphone
Output: A front panel features, a 1/4 inch. phone jack with a dedicated rotating knob for headphone volume adjustment.
Dedicated Reverb: The single most requested feature is now here!! There is also a dedicated reverb knob on the front
panel. Inline Audio Merge: The MalletKAT GS also has 1/4 inch. stereo inputs that will merge its audio with the
MalletKAT. Now you can practice with other players or play with CD's and hear it on your headphones or remote
speakers. HUGE SOUND LIBRARY, GENERAL MIDI, USB FLASH UPGRADABLE, FIRMWARE ENHANCEMENTS, and much more.
Unit dimensions: 32" X 11" X 2.5"
Weight: 9 lbs.
Unit dimensions: 47" x 11" x 2.5"
Weight: 15 lbs.
Unit dimensions: 62" X 11" X 2.5"
Weight: 22 lbs.
GS INTRODUCES NEW AUDIO BOARD DESIGN Optimized Line Level Output: There are two TRS (balanced) ¼” stereo audio outputs on the back of the unit. Left channel can also act as a summed-mono channel.
Separate Headphone Output: A front panel features, a ¼" phone jack with a dedicated rotating knob for headphone volume adjustment.
Dedicated Reverb: The single most requested feature is now here!! There is also a dedicated reverb knob on the front panel.
Inline Audio Merge: The malletKAT GS also has ¼" stereo inputs that will merge its audio with the malletKAT. Now you can practice with other players or play with CD’s and hear it on your headphones or remote speakers.
The MalletKAT Pro incorporates the same FSR technology as all our malletKAT and trapKAT instruments, delivering superb feel and response.
HUGE SOUND LIBRARY – MORE THAN 10 TIMES THE AMOUNT IN PREVIOUS MODELS! The malletKAT GS is packed with an expanded collection of over 1000 instruments using over 14,000 samples. Moreover, these instruments were curated and tailored to respond to the articulations, gestures, and dynamics of a mallet player - not a keyboardist. You WILL notice a difference.
Chromatic Percussion sounds including multiple sets of vibraphones, marimbas, timpani, glockenspiel, xylophone, crotales, orchestral percussion, celeste, kalimba and more...
Latin Percussion sounds including fully articulated congas, bongos, cowbells, timbales, tamborim, caixa, pandeiro, surdo, cajon and more...
World Percussion sounds including Clay drum, Frame Drum, Oil Drum, Tambourines, Shakers, Metal Chimes, Triangles, Ratchet, Wood Blocks, Bells, Rattles, Vibraslap, Cow Bells, and much much more
Chinese, Indian, African, Brazilian, Middle Eastern Percussion, Tupan Drum, Chinese Tambourines, Metal Riq, Gaval, Bata Drums, Djembe, Dhoumbek, Mrdangam, Tabla, Sakara, Quika, Pakhavaj, Tar, Guiro, and a host of percussion sound effects and more.
The typical sounds you are used to getting are still included! Such as:
- Pianos, Keyboards, Organs,
- Basses (Acoustic and Electronic)
- Guitars (Acoustic and Electronic)
- Ethnic Stringed Instruments
- Brass and Woodwinds
- Strings (Acoustic, Solos, Synth Strings)
- Choir Effects
- Synthesizer Pads and Effects
All sounds can be accessed via standard MIDI Bank and Program Change Commands.
GENERAL MIDI A complete GM (General MIDI) sound library that can be accessed by any MIDI instrument via the malletKAT’s MIDI IN connection.
USB FLASH UPGRADABLE From time to time, sound library updates will become available. Our sound module can be updated with a simple Flash Stick that plugs into our NEW USB input on the back of the malletKAT GS. (Not available on GS Upgrades)
FIRMWARE ENHANCEMENTS: Updated User Kits: The new 127 User Kits have been created to utilize the immense power of the malletKAT built in. Each Kit has 4 stored settings for Controller Parameters such as Reverb, Chorus, Brightness, and Envelope settings.
Built in Metronome.
Layered Sounds (ability to combine two different sounds layered together)
Velocity Shifted Sounds (how hard you play determines what sound you will hear)
Split Keyboard Sounds (have two or more sounds split on the keyboard)
Special Percussion Non-Chromatic Layouts (any note number and channel can be placed anywhere on the keyboard). These are called Reassignments.
Use of Warp Modes (created digital delays and patterns)
Velocity Controlled Gate Times (how hard you play determines the length of the sound).
Velocity Gate (how fast you play controls the length of the sound)
Dampen Modes (use your vibe dampening techniques to dampen while other notes ring).
Crossfading (sounds can blend from one to another by how hard you play)
All of these special features are built and preprogrammed, ready for instant performance.
Chain Accessibility. There are 16 Chains in the malletKAT that allow the instrument to have special arrangements of the 127 User Kits. Chains have been reorganized to put sounds in category types and well as performance groupings.
The following features/accessories ship “standard” with the malletKAT GS:
- Clambusters – to help silence the occasional "missed note"
- Two independent MIDI outs allow MIDI routing to synths and computer separately
- Standard 5-pin MIDI cable – for direction connection to your external synth or audio card
- Sustain pedal
- Footswitch for configuring your personal sound directly on the malletKat
- Pads – our most natural and responsive pads provide a sturdy, protective surface to prolong the life of your pads
There has never been a malletKAT like this before!
The 127 User Kits inside the MalletKAT can be pre-configured for immediate use with the sound modules listed above.
MalletKAT User Kits are preprogrammed for the GigKAT2 for instant turnkey operation, but can be modified by User.
Unit dimensions:32" x 11" x 2.5"
Weight: 9 lbs.
MalletKAT - Pro
• MalletKAT GS
• Sustain Pedal
• MalletKAT Power Cable