Skip to main content
Steve Weiss Mallet Workshop

 

Hi to all here,

Long time lurker, but one of my first posts here.

Here's the problem I could'nt solve with my Mallet Kat.

I use it as a MIDI keyboard in Cubase (with Kontakt, Sonic Couture sounds, etc.).

When I record my parts on a MIDI track, I can see in the MIDI editor that my notes are doubled (one covering the other but with a few ms shift) because the Mallet Kat has 2 built-in MIDI controllers.

So, I have to erase manually each one I don't need which is really boring.

Is there any way to "mute" one of the 2 controllers of the Mallet Kat to avoid this ?

Thanks for your answers.

Comments

tonymiceli Mon, 05/11/2015 - 15:37

yeah you should talk to mario. I forget but think there is a way around this.

your malletkat is sending separate note offs or on's i forget where they duplicate. at the beginning or the end.

call alternate mode, i forget what i did but i think I've fixed the problem. and i think i remember it was an easy fix.

i'll send my partner here, he's an electronic percussion brain.

Stephen Hambright Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:44

If you are getting two sets of data, your malletKAT is in DOUBLE Mode. Make sure your malletKAT is in HANG mode, which won't access Controller 2 without stepping on the Sustain 2 footswitch.

Holding down the edit footswitch, tap the "Hang" pad (C natural) until it reads "HANG MODE"

lm Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:19

In reply to by Stephen Hambright

Thanks Stephen.

It solved the problem.
I simply did'nt think to use the Hang mode.

But the problem remains if I want to use the 2 controllers simultaneously for playing 2 differents sounds together(one on MIDI channel 1 and the other on channel 2 for instance)on a MIDI track using "any" channel as input, but that's not a big problem.

Thanks again for your answer.

Stephen Hambright Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:49

In reply to by lm

Generally speaking, a DAW will receive and record all MIDI data coming in from a single instrument source, even when it is coming in on separate channels (OMNI Mode). This is by design.

A quick Google search shows that Cubase has a function that will separate a MIDI track either by note (like dissecting a drum track), or by channel. It is called "Dissolve Parts".

tonymiceli Sun, 05/17/2015 - 09:55

In reply to by lm

you are saying you want to play two different sounds at the same time? that's pretty easy on the malletkat. i don't get the any channel reference. you use controler A and controler B on the instrument.

is that what you mean?

Forums