MalletKAT 8.5 Express

  • MalletKAT Express
MalletKAT 8.5 - Express
2-Octave Keyboard Percussion Controller

Series: Kat Electronics

Manufacturer: KAT Percussion

Format: General Merchandise

The MalletKAT is the world's most powerful MIDI percussion mallet controller. The MalletKAT Express offers a standard 2-octave design which can be expanded to 3 or 4 octaves.

The MalletKAT Express incorporates the same FSR technology as all of the KAT instruments, delivering superb feel and response. With 127 Factory Setups designed to work with General MIDI sound Modules and 127 programmable User Setups and features like splitting, layering, poly/mono, "hang" modes and more, the MalletKAT is an incredibly expressive and powerful alternative to traditional marimba and vibraphone instruments. All MalletKAT 8.5 User Kits are preprogrammed for the brand new GigKAT2 Module for instant turn key operation but can also be modified by the user.

The GigKAT2 has 256 voices of polyphony and can play simultaneously on all 16 MIDI Channels. Finally you can leave the computer home. Everything is done for you. Just call up the User Kit on the malletKAT and enjoy. Included in the sound set are many vibes, marimbas, timpani, steel pan, chimes, bells, xylophone, crotales and orchestral and Latin hand percussion and drum sets. The GigKAT2 also provides hundreds of non-percussion sounds, like pianos, basses, guitars, strings, horns, organs and electric pianos. You are only limited by your own imagination. There has never been a module like this before.

Controller without GigKAT2 Module Also Available Model #7507

Unit dimensions: 32" X 11" X 2.5"
Weight: 9 lbs.

The following features/accessories now ship "standard" with the MalletKAT 8.5:
  • GigKAT2 Module
  • 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
  • Foot switch for configuring your personal sound directly on the MalletKat
  • PitPads – a sturdy, protective surface to prolong the life of your pads
The 127 User Kits inside the MalletKAT can be pre-configured for immediate use.
We offer warranty on our controllers for one year on parts, and 6 months on sensors. We offer a 90 Day warranty for LABOR.
**iOS compatibility requires an Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter (sold separately)
**Android compatibility requires a USB converter cable (sold separately)

About pre-configured sound modules:
*** Direct connection to your computer via a USB to MIDI cable (sold separately)

MalletKAT User Kits are preprogrammed for the GigKAT2 for instant turnkey operation, but can be modified by User.
MalletKAT - Express


• MalletKAT
• GigKAT2 Module W/ Power Supply
• Midi Cable
• FootSwitch
• Sustain Pedal
• MalletKAT Power Cable

Chain Assignments (PDF)

malletKAT 8.5 with gigKAT2 Sound Module
malletKAT 8.5 with gigKAT 2 Sounds - Marimba
malletKAT 8.5 with gigKAT 2 - Vibes
malletKAT 8.5 with gigKAT 2 - Orchestral Percussion
malletKAT 8.5 with gigKAT 2 - Timpani, Bells, Xylophone & More
malletKAT 8.5 with gigKAT 2 - Drum & Percussion Sounds
Setting up the malletKAT 8.5 with the gigKAT 2 Module
malletKAT 8.5 with gigKAT 2 - Official Trailer
malletKAT 8.5 with gigKAT 2 - Drum & Percussion Sounds

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